Double Feature: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, 1952, Warner Bros., 118 min. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Hugely entertaining - and still on-target - drama of the relentless scramble to succeed in Hollywood, starring Kirk Douglas as producer Jonathan Shields, a born hustler who creates great movies while he alienates everyone who loves him. With Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Dick Powell.
LUST FOR LIFE, 1956, Warner Bros., 122 min. Director Vincente Minnelli, screenwriter Norman Corwin and star Kirk Douglas team up for one of the greatest biopics ever made in this story of the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. Using a color scheme based on Van Gogh's own work, the filmmakers create a delirious, deeply subjective portrait of an artist.