By Steve Martin
Lacey Yeager is younger, attractive, and bold adequate to take the NYC paintings global through hurricane. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to maintain mountaineering the social and occupation ladders positioned prior to her, Lacey charms women and men, young and old, wealthy or even richer along with her magnetic air of secrecy and liveliness. Her ascension to the top stages of town parallel the hovering heights--and, now and then, the darkish lows--of the paintings global and the rustic from the overdue Nineties via this day.
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Based on the Henry James short story “The Turn of the Screw”; Marlon Brando plays a gardener involved in a sadomasochistic relationship with the nurse of two rich orphans. The Night Porter (1973), starring Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling; directed by Liliana Cavani. AN INVITATION TO INEQUITY / 25 A sadomasochistic bond is rekindled between a hotel’s night porter, a former concentration camp officer, and a guest, his victim/lover from the past. Seven Beauties (1976), starring Giancarlo Giannini, Shirley Stoler; directed by Lina Wertmuller.
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An Object of Beauty: A Novel by Steve Martin