L A Confidential 1997
Terry Jones directs Jennifer Connolly. I got the hots for the baby sitter.
Lady and the Tramp 1955
Lady Jane 1986
Produced by Peter Snell who joined a ski trip I was on to Val d’Isere i nthe 80s. It wasn’t my wrote into feature films.
The Lair of the White Worm 1988
Liam Nesson’s first film
Lancelot and Guinevere 1962
Land and Freedom 1995 Ken Loach
The Landgirls 1997
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001
Lassie Come Home 1943
The Last Emperor 1987
Last Flight 1931
The Last Metro 1980
The Last of the Mohicans 1992
The Last Samurai 2003
Last Tango in Paris 1972
The Lawnmower Man 1992
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003
A League of their own 1992
I guess I like what Luc Besson does. Jean Reno too. And the bravura performance by a young Natalie Portman was squandered in Star Wars.
Leon the Pig Farmer 1992
Let Him Have it 1992
Lethal Weapon 2, 3, 4, 87, 89, 92, 98
A Letter to Breznev 1985
Margi Clark (with Peter Firth)
Liar, Liar 1997
Licence to Kill 1987
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004
Hitchcock. Saw this and many Hitcock films in cinemas around Paris in the early 90s. The best way to see any film? Probably.
Like Water for Chocolate 1991
Lilo & Stitch 2002
The Lion King 1994
Little Big Man 1970
Little Man Tate 1991
The Little Mermaid 1989
A Little Princess 1995
Little Shop of Horrors 1986
The Little Vampire 2000
Little Voice 1998
The Living Daylights 1987
Local Hero 1983
Loch Ness 1995
Logan’s Run 1976
Stanley Kubrick directs James Mason, Shelley Winters and Peter Sellers. This is creepy enough without the excuses made for paedophilia. I always remind people that there was a time in Medieval England when young woman (14/15/16) were married off. Child brides remain common. Lust, longing and love for beautiful young woman cannot be condemned – but it should be their peer age group who do the loving, much of which would be kept at arms length through their early teens.
Adrian Lyne directs Jeremy Irons, Meanie Griffith and Dominque Swain. Hardly a treatment that would have people queuing up to see it. Lacks the subtlely of Stanley Kubrick’s version and worst of all you feel sympathy for a ragged man having sex with a girl in her early teens.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962
Young lovers lose each other at Luna Park but later discover that they are neighbours. (I like the premise of lovers losing each other)
The Long Good Friday 1980
The Long Voyage Home 1940
The Long Riders 1980
Several Carradines, including Ku-Fu Man David.
The Longest Day 1962
John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka …
Look at Me 2004
A successful, highly egotistical novelist ignores his plump teenage daughter while lavishing attention on his pretty young wife and baby.
(Simple premise, sounds like the relationship between my later father and older sister after his separation from our mother).
Looks Who’s Talking 1989
Lord of the Flies 1963
The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring 2001. The Two Towers. 2002. The Return of the King. 2003.
The world is in deadly peril. Tolkein served in the First World War and lost his son in the Second. How he can say, and others accept his view, that this isn’t an allegory for fighting the Germans in both wars I do not know. Many events and scenes are so reminiscent of existance in the trenches.
Lorna Doone 1951
Lost Boys 1987
Kiefer Sutherland directed by Joel Schumacker. Despite critics kids and early teens love it.
Lost Horizon 1937
Shangrila. It touched me when I saw it age 8 or 9. The idea of a hiddent Utopia on earth.
Lost in La Mancha 2002
Terry Gilliam’s doomed attempt to make ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.’ Jean Rochefort would have been a wonderful Quixote.
Lost in Space 1998
Matt LeBlanc from Friends.
Lost in Translation 2003
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
The Lost World 1960
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
The Lottery Bride 1930
A girl goes on the run when she finds herself first prize in a lottery.
Great premise. Good opening sequence. Like Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge.’
Love Actually 2003
Richard Curtis tires to direct this TV comedy series roled into a one-off movie.
The Love Bug 1968
David Tomlinson the Carrie of his time.
Love Me Tonight 1932
With Maurice Chevalier
Love Story 1970
Ryan O’Neal falls for Ali MacGraw. Never bettered. From the moment I saw it I wanted to fall this intensely in love.
Lovers of Montparnasse 1958
Modigliani pursues his art and the young woman who inspires him to paint.
(A premise for a documentary series)