5º – American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman, 2003)Based on the life of comic book writer Harvey Pekar, the story will go on throughout his life, showing the possible setbacks of his journey, as well as his strange and misbehaving behavior. Paul Giamatti’s impeccable acting in front of the protagonist, a concise script and a creative direction make this film a must-see.
4º – The Front (Martin Ritt, 1976)The story brought to the public is that of Howard Prince, in the early 1950s, a man who earns his living as a cashier in a bar and making bets for certain individuals. The plot gains strength when his friend, Phil Sussman, a famous Hollywood screenwriter, seeks him out for help. Sussman, who recently entered Hollywood’s blacklist, asks Prince to start signing his scripts, as if they were written by Prince himself, in exchange for a small percentage of the sales commission. Prince accepts the mission and soon realizes that it was much more enjoyable and profitable than it looked a priori.
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