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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-May-04 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
Subject: RE: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
The Swimmer is a truly quirky film, but very interesting. It is from a an equally quirky short story by John Cheever. I hadn't thought about that one in ages. Thanks!

One that isn't so rare, but is a kind of middle-class Cinderella story I enjoy is Neil Simon's Max Dugan Returns with Marsha Mason, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, and Matthew Broderick. Another Jason Robards one I like is a 1984 taped version of You Can't Take it With You that aired on the Arts and Entertainment cable channel. He was marvelous, but I don't know if that performance is available. (There is a film version with a good cast that includes Lionel Barrymore, but he's just a little too full of himself for my taste).