From the Film Vault

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Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: Defending Your Life (1991)

Defending Your Life movie poster

Hollywood depictions of the afterlife range from the pious to the ludicrous. Weirdly enough, Albert Brooks’ comedy Defending Your Life rings truer than most.

New on DVD: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams movie poster

I practically bawled looking at the Ice Age art on display in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, director Werner Herzog's documentary about France's Chauvet-Pon-d'Arc cave. It is that beautiful and moving.

Program Notes: Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Heaven Can Wait movie poster

Warren Beatty's directorial debut, Heaven Can Wait, was one of the biggest comedy hits of 1978, thanks to a great cast, fine performances and witty dialogue that helped make the clunky plot go down a whole lot easier.

Movie Quiz: Tag Lines

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Long before TV commercials became the preferred way of getting out word about a film, Hollywood relied on movie posters and tag lines to do the job. Here are some great (and in at least one instance, not-so-great) movie tag lines. See if you can match them to the appropriate film.