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Lonelyhearts

At the time of its release, this adaptation of West's famous novel was generally put down as unfaithful to and unworthy of its source. Today, it might be possible to forgive the transgressions against West and appreciate what the film does have to offer - namely the fine performances of Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan and Maureen Stapleton, and the extraordinary black-and-white photography of film noir lighting master John Alton.

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