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The Other Side of Midnight

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It’s hard to decide what’s the worst thing about this empty-headed dud. Is it the bad, but-not-funny-bad, dialogue? (Sample lines: ”Oh God, there’s nowhere like Paris”; ”You make love like a star.”) A ludicrous sex scene involving a bucket of ice? The queasy conflation of abortion with cheesecake? Or could it be the actors’ abundant body hair? EXTRAS On the commentary, hard-boiled producer Frank Yablans and director Charles Jarott seem to think their adaptation of Sidney Sheldon’s pulper about love, revenge, and palatial bedrooms is a classy throwback to Golden Age glamour. Sheldon reveals that the title was ”given” to him as ”a gift.” D