Academy Award nominee Adrian Lyne initially made TV commercials that won appreciation. Further he wrote and directed some short-films; two of which ‘The Table’ (1973) and ‘Mr. Smith’ (1976) were official entries in the ‘London Film Festival.’
Lyne made his feature-film directorial debut with coming-of-age drama-film ‘Foxes’ (1980) starring Jodie Foster as one of four teenage friends. Next, he directed romantic drama dance-film ‘Flashdance’ (1983) about a passionate young ballerina. This hit film was third highest grossing film of 1983, which earned Oscar nominations and an ‘Oscar for Best Song.’
Lyne’s erotic romantic drama-film ‘9 ½ Weeks’ (1986), based on semi-autobiographical novel by Elizabeth McNeill, raised controversy but was box-office hit. His next, psychological thriller film ‘Fatal Attraction’ (1987) was a major commercial success and highest grosser of 1987. James Dearden wrote the screenplay based on his own short thriller ‘Diversion.’ The film earned Lyne Academy Award nomination for Best Director, and won in-all 6 Oscar nominations.
Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror film ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ was about a Vietnam veteran’s experiences after the war. His next film, erotic drama ‘Indecent Proposal’ (1993), written by Amy Holden Jones, brought in international success and fame.
Further, Lyne directed drama film ‘Lolita’ (1997), the film adaption of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel. Though at first considered as controversial, it fetched popularity on TV network, and then also in theaters. His 2002 erotic thriller film ‘Unfaithful’ was inspired from 1969 French film ‘The Unfaithful Wife,’ and brought in many accolades for leading lady Diane Lane.
In 2018, Lyne was screenplay writer of drama film ‘Back Roads.’ After a gap of 20 years he directed his next film, erotic psychological thriller ‘Deep Water’ (2022), based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel of same name.
Vietnam War Veteran, Jacob Singer, is bayoneted during an attack and returns home to find his sanity gradually disintegrating. With hallucinations and fragmented visions haunting him, Jacob tries to find the truth and uncovers a much deeper conspiracy involving an experimental drug called Ladder.
Happily married successful Manhattan lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with publishing company editor Alex Forrest. Although initially agreeing that this was only a fling, Alex soon becomes increasingly obsessive and stalker-like. Keeping his family alive from Alex soon becomes Dan’s top concern rather than hiding the affair.
Middle-aged European professor, Humbert, moves to New Hampshire for new job and boards with widow Charlotte Haze. He marries Charlotte only to be near her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores ‘Lolita.’ After reading his diary, furious Charlotte runs out and gets killed in an accident. Without revealing this, he takes Lolita on a trip and develops a relationship, but it only leads to misfortune.
When Edward Summer discovers that his wife, Conni,e has been having an affair with a stranger, Paul, he confronts the man and kills him in a fit of rage. Connie discovers this and is racked by guilt. Guilt ultimately decides their fate as both try to come to terms with their own and each other’s actions.
Strong-willed teenager Alex Owens works as steel-mill welder during day and at night, performs as a dancer at a nightclub. The self-taught dancer aspires to become a professional ballerina and saves to join formal dance training. She has apprehensions about being accepted into the elite ‘Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory,’ but her boyfriend, steel-mill owner Nick Hurley, supports and encourages her.
High school sweethearts Diana and David Murphy get married and work towards bright future. As their finances suffer during recession, they travel to Las Vegas to try their luck with last $5,000, but lose it. Then, John Gage, a billionaire offers them 1 million dollars for a night with Diana. Though they reluctantly agree to it, will their relationship remain the same?
John and Elizabeth meet only twice before they start dating. Soon their courtship turns into a sexual adventure with John pushing Elizabeth into more and more daring escapades. The film, based on an eponymous memoir by Ingeborg Day, depicts the effect of such eroticism on Elizabeth, who must now decide her future course of action.
Deep Water is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Vic and Melinda, a married couple, who fall out of love. In order to avoid a divorce, Vic allows Melinda to have an affair. However, things get ugly when her lover disappears all of a sudden, and Vic becomes the only suspect.