Cinema: Winter Dreams

THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS

Directed by BOB RAFELSON Screenplay by JACOB BRACKMAN

THE IDEA OF THE GAME is to BUY and RENT or SELL properties so profitably that one becomes the wealthiest player and eventually WINS.

—Rules of Monopoly

"Hey, you ever notice how it's all Monopoly out there?" Jason Staebler asks his brother David from behind the bars of an Atlantic City jail. Now, nearly deserted in winter, long past its honky-tonk glory, Atlantic City survives like a huge, standing game board, residents and random vacationers wandering from Boardwalk to Park Place to Marvin Gardens like tokens moved at an idle throw...

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