Amen to the FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE. I've been trying to track down a copy of
this film -- somewhat fruitlessly, alas. Does anyone have any suggestions.
They'd be much appreciated.
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>Two nominees: 1) THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, dir. Peter Yates (1973). A superb
>little gangster film that also catches the cynicism of the era quite
>brilliantly. Interesting in terms of seeing a 40s-50s generation encountering
>the 60s-70s, both in the film's characters and in its own relation to the
>genre. Terrific on the sleaziness of the government. One of Robert Mitchum's
>finest performances. And for a bonus, great shots of the Boston area in the
>fall. 2) KWAIDAN, dir. Masaki Kobayashi. I know this is not completely
>overlooked, but I don't think it's adequately appreciated. Haunting stories,
>and one of the two or three best-looking color films I've ever seen--maybe the
>only film I've ever seen that I would compare to RAN in terms of its effect on
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