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  •  another beautiful underappreciated love story (7+ / 0-)

    is a little romance. again not sure if it's a cult film, but the best film about first love i've ever seen.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 08:14:54 PM PDT

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    •  On "A Little Romance" (7+ / 0-)

      I didn't see it on the cult movie lists I checked but it could very well be on other lists.  Here's a cool review of the movie

      A Little Romance (1979) tells the story of two 13-year-olds who fall in love.  American Lauren King (Diane Lane) meets Daniel (Thelonious Bernard) while living in Paris with her mother and step-father.  

      The teens share above average IQs, but Lauren prefers books while Daniel loves movies and horse racing.  The young couple meets Julius (Laurence Olivier), an aging pickpocket, who tells an enchanting tale: if two lovers kiss under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice at sunset, their love will last forever.  When Lauren learns her father is being transferred back to the United States, she decides to run away to Venice with Daniel. Since they will need an adult to cross the border, they convince Julius to go with them by telling him Lauren's sick mother is in Venice. Lauren and Daniel's journey is put in jeopardy, however, when the police suspect Julius of kidnapping the teens.

      At the time of filming, Laurence Olivier was 71 years old and recovering from pneumonia and thrombosis. In spite of his health problems, he still insisted on doing his own stunts... A Little Romance makes several references to other films, particularly those by director George Roy Hill.  The film opens with Daniel watching Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).  Then later, Daniel and Lauren hide out in a theater showing The Sting (1973).

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