In this **Oscar**-nominated romantic thriller, Atlantic City has been revitalized with the legalization of gambling. But the new industry also brings unsettling changes for its citizens. One of these citizens is Lou (Burt Lancaster), a longtime mob flunkey and bodyguard/boyfriend to aging beauty queen Grace (Kate Reid). Lou's romantic interests begin to waver when he meets Sally (Susan Sarandon), a young casino croupier, after she unwillingly gets...
3) Viva Maria!
Somewhere in Middle America, 1907: Maria II, the daughter of an Irish terrorist, meets Maria I, the singer of an circus after the death of her father. She decides to stay with the circus. On her debut as a singer, she accidentally invented a strip-tease, that made the circus famous. But they meet a socialist revolutionary and find themselves leading a revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the church.
Criterion collection volume 599
DVD special ed.
A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play.