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David and Lisa (1962)

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds ... See full summary »

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The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder. Written by joe robertson <glossy@mail.utexas.edu>

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An unusual love story!

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13 November 1963 (Italy)  »

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In the scene in Dr. Alan Swinford's office where David quotes, "When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils", that's from the poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by Wordsworth, 1807. See more »

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About halfway in, as David is beginning a chess game, Lisa picks up a white knight, puts it various places on the board and then on the opponent's head. There, though, it has become the white queen. When she returns it to the board the piece is once again a knight. ' See more »

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Lisa Brandt: I'm not a lump and I like to jump!
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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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A powerful, emotionally charged film
1 June 2005 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Although I viewed this film over 40 years ago, it still comes back to my mind from time to time. It packs an emotional punch that is rarely seen in cinema today. The young Keir Dullea gives a very convincing performance as a highly intelligent, but mentally disturbed young man. The cinematography is excellent, burning images into the mind that are still there 40 years later. I recommend this film highly to anyone interested in the cinematic art, as well as those who enjoy a strong story. The fact that the film was shot in black and white is a definite plus. It tends to accentuate the starkness of David's world and subliminally takes the viewer into a world of absolutes, where shades of gray have no place.


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