"Irma la Douce" (1963). COUNTRY: United States. DIRECTOR: Billy Wilder. SCREENWRITER: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond (Play: Alexandre Breffort). CAST: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell, Herschel Bernardi, James Caan, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Grace Lee Whitney, Paul Dubov, Howard McNear, Cliff Osmond, Diki Lerner, Herb Jones
Stranger on the Third Floor is a classic example of noir, with its unsettling urbanism, diagonal compositions, low-camera angles and multi-storey staircases; these elements are reflected in the film’s poster. The story follows an innocent protagonist falsely accused of murder and his desperate quest to clear his name.
The Learning Tree (1969) is a 1969 drama film that tells the story of a young African American growing up in rural Kansas during the late 1920s and early 1930s, when racial discrimination was a social norm and legally sanctioned in parts of the United States. Written and directed by Gordon Parks, The Learning Tree is based upon his 1964 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It is the first Hollywood studio film to be directed by an African American. Movie was good book was better.
Repo Man (1984) "Repo Man is many things: an alien-invasion film, a punk-rock musical, a send-up of consumerism. One thing it isn't is boring."- Hilarious film; some great music and good script. "And yet... I blame society. "That's bullshit. You're a white suburban punk".