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I will be missing some of my favorite movies screened at the Film Forum in New York City. Beginning from October 27 through November 16, I am particularly interested in the vintage movies of Henry Fonda and James Stewart. New York Times rightly describes these as  “a companion series’ to the book “Hank and Jim” by Scot Eyman.  the book is about the friendship between Henry Fonda and James Stewart which  began during the Depression era and lasted for the rest of their lives.  Apart from enjoying the comforts of watching their movies in a theater, the audience will also have a chance to buy the book. What a novel way to present the movies of the two giants of Hollywood.

The first day started with the screening of back-to-back Hitchcock movies: The “Rope”starring James Stewart and the “Wrong Man” Henry Fonda. It is always hard to compare Hitchcock’s thrillers and that is the case here, both the movies are excellent, and both, Hank and Jim have done justice to their roles.

Another favorite that I will be missing is the “12 Angry Men” showing today. Being a fan of court room dramas, last week I incidentally watched on Netflix “Tokyo Trial.” For those who have watched the “Judgement at Nuremberg” must watch this to complete the story of the second World War trials. “12 Angry Men,” however, is about a young man suspected of murder. His fate is in the hands of a jury comprised of  “twelve angry men” Henry Fonda, comes to rescue him in the role of the most sane member of that jury.

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