2010-03-22

A Day at the Beach


A Day at the Beach (1970)


Directed by Simon Hesera
"The screenplay was written by Roman Polanski, who was originally intended to be the director"

Starring:
Mark Burns
Beatie Edney
Cameo: Peter Sellers (as a gay shop keeper)


Wikipedia: "Set in a rundown Danish seaside resort, it depicts a day in the life of Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic (played by Mark Burns), as he takes Winnie (Beatie Edney), a young girl with a leg brace, to the resort despite constant rain. Though Winnie calls Bernie "uncle," it is very likely he is her biological father. Over the course of the day, they encounter various people whom Bernie alternately berates and scams for alcohol, while Winnie is often left alone to fend for herself."










"The Chowder Society"


Ghost Story (1981)

Directed by John Irvin

Starring:
Fred Astaire
Melvyn Douglas
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
John Houseman
Craig Wasson


Wikipedia: "A group of elderly gentlemen in their New England hometown have formed a group called "The Chowder Society" *. Together, they spend their evenings telling ghost stories to one another. However, they begin to experience an actual ghost who wants revenge. The members of the group start dying in mysterious ways, as does the son of one member, who falls to his death after seeing his new bride's face as she really is. His brother attempts to prevent any more deaths. As the story progresses, the audience learns more about the mysterious woman and her relationship with The Chowder Society members."

* Musselsoppans Vänner (Friends of the Mussel Soup) could be translated as The Chowder Society
(...but we are not related)