Addiction and Anxiety in Fog City

Addiction and Anxiety in Fog City

2 Episodes

Director Blake Edwards, star Lee Remick, composer Henry Mancini, and the city of San Francisco make for a cinematic dream team in a pair of films—both released in 1962—that showcase the best of each. First, an Oscar-nominated Remick and Jack Lemmon deliver tour-de-force performances as the San Francisco couple whose family is torn apart by alcoholism in the heartrending DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, which still stands as one of the most devastating films ever made about addiction. Then, Remick becomes an unwitting pawn in a sadistic killer’s heist scheme in EXPERIMENT IN TERROR, a lustrous noir thriller whose dreamlike mood of psychosexual unease anticipates the work of David Lynch.

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Addiction and Anxiety in Fog City
  • Days of Wine and Roses

    Episode 1

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1962 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford

    Blake Edwards’s powerful adaptation of J. P. Miller’s heartrending teleplay broke startling new ground in its unsparing, bare-knuckled look at an ordinary family torn apart by alcoholism. Cast aga...

  • Experiment in Terror

    Episode 2

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1962 • United States
    Starring Lee Remick, Glenn Ford

    Following the success of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, producer-director Blake Edwards took a detour into noir territory with this ultra-stylish, mood-drenched thriller. Lee Remick plays a San Francisco bank clerk who is ...