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"Wathen, Adam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 10:56:51 -0600
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Here's my list of heart attack/sudden death plot hingings....
Weekend at Bernie's (also the unfortunate sequel of the same name + II)
The Trouble with Harry
National Lampoon's Vacation
Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead
And a list from the a plot summary search...(none of which I have
Cold River (1982)
Dementia 13 (1963)
An Empty Bed (1990)
Fatso (1980)
Heart Condition (1990)
Le Jaguar (1996)
Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre (1959)
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Nackte und der Satan, Die (1959)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Ososhiki (1985)
Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, The (1961)
Secret Six, The (1931)
Sixth Man, The (1997)
Widow's Kiss (1994)
Ambulance, The (1990)
Cause for Alarm (1951)
Double vie de Véronique, La (1991)
Massaggiatrici, Le (1963)
Nurse, The (1996)
Xiatian de Xue (1994)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Of course, some of these use collapse or heart attack as a plot device to
begin a mystery/detective story.  Others deal with non-fatal heart attacks.
Hope this list helps...
Adam Wathen
Assistant Professor
MSU Libraries
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Angel Comas [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 1998 8:32 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Heart attacks on movies
> As a writer and journalist  I am  preparing a book on: infarcts in the
> movies. My aim is to write about films in which collpase, heart attacks
> and sudden
> death  have an importance in the plot.
> I am asking for suggestions. Thank you very much.
> Angel Comas - Barcelona- Spain
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