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To the east the city looks down on the Dead Sea and across the Jordan River to the arid mountains of eastern Jordan (the biblical mountains of Moab).To the west it faces the coastal plain and the Mediterranean Sea, about 35 miles (60 km) away.The persistent mingling of Hebrew, Arabic, English, and other languages in the streets brings to mind the multicultural and political complexities of life in this revered city.Jerusalem stands on hills at an elevation of 2,575 feet (785 metres).Director: Howard Deutch A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life.Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.The status of the city remained a central issue in the dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, who claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. For all three faiths it is a holy city, a centre of pilgrimage, and an object of devotion.Despite a rapidly changing demography, Jerusalem has retained a diverse and cosmopolitan character, particularly in the walled Old City with its Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim quarters: Arabs in traditional and modern attire; Christians, Western and Oriental, in their infinite variety of secular garb and monastic vestments; Jews in casual and Orthodox dress; and hosts of tourists combine in colourful, kaleidoscopic patterns.
The absence of vehicular traffic within most of the Old City helps preserve its special character.As per my other "50 Best Romances" lists - they are alphabetically by year of release.As always I can only list movies I've seen (it would be difficult to judge ones that I haven't). No doubt that was the sort of film I was interested in watching way back then.Director: Randal Kleiser The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. See full summary » Director: Joel Oliansky Dominick Di Napoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. See full summary » Director: Anne Bancroft An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ...It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. See full summary » Director: Martin Davidson Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition.