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A gaggle of former college friends gather together for the funeral of one of their own, who accidentally fell to death from leaning out of a window.
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The Group ?
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Yes indeed, Kay! That's the one! Your turn now.
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Thanks CI. Read the Mary McCarthy book when I was a teen and have seen the film a few times.

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The man who's a gossip has a couple for a neighbor . The couple have 3 small , unruly children. The wife advertises for a nanny
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The nanny turners out to be a genius
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Sitting Pretty
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Yes, of course Sitting Pretty. One of Clifton Webb's best films. I've always loved this hilarious comedy. Richard Haydn as the neighborhood pesty busybody is great. The whole cast is. Maureen O'Hara, Robert Young, etc. Your turn, Swithin.
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A woman changes her mind about going to Paris with her boyfriend. She smokes a cigarette. The film ends.
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Swithin wrote: January 24th, 2024, 10:46 pm A woman changes her mind about going to Paris with her boyfriend. She smokes a cigarette. The film ends.
Today's hint: The film is based on a novel that was the source of many film adaptations, including a later one that was nominated for two Oscars.
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Swithin wrote: January 25th, 2024, 1:03 pm
Swithin wrote: January 24th, 2024, 10:46 pm A woman changes her mind about going to Paris with her boyfriend. She smokes a cigarette. The film ends.
Today's hint: The film is based on a novel that was the source of many film adaptations, including a later one that was nominated for two Oscars.
Today's clue: The personnel of the film includes many big names: the lead (who counts this film as a favorite, in a very long career) is one of the great golden age stars; the director is one of Andrew Sarris's "Pantheon" directors; the screen writer is a great American author, perhaps not as big a name as Hemingway or Faulkner, but an important novelist.

(Just to simplify Andrew Sarris's list of 14 Pantheon directors, 8 were not born in the United States. The director of the film in question is one of those 8.)
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skimpole wrote: January 26th, 2024, 6:48 pm The eight pantheon directors are Lubitsch, Renoir, Chaplin, Hitchcock, Lang, Murnau, Ophuls and Sternberg. I can tell it's not Renoir, Chaplin, Murnau, or Ophuls, and probably not Lubitsch.
You're on your way ...

And here's another clue: I mentioned that a later film based on the same novel was made some years later and was nominated for two Oscars. That later film was a foreign film.
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skimpole wrote: January 26th, 2024, 11:41 pm The Devil is a Woman?
That's right, Skimpole. Marlene Dietrich's favorite film "because I never looked more beautiful." Directed by Joseph von Sternberg, with screenplay by John Dos Passos. Based on the novel The Woman and the Puppet by Pierre Louys, later adapted by Luis Bunuel for the film That Obscure Object of Desire. The book was adapted for film eight times.

The Spanish government encouraged Paramount to destroy prints of the film. The film was later banned by Franco's government.

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