Academy Awards: 2, including Best Music Score, best Song-"beauty and the beast." being There (1979) Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley macLaine, melvyn douglas, jack warden Director: Hal Ashby subtitled "A story of chance this provocative black comedy is a wonderful tale that satirizes politics, celebrity, media-obsession. The subtle film's slogan proclaimed: "Getting there is half the fun. Being there is all." It is a placid fable about Chance (Sellers a reclusive, illiterate, passive, and simple-minded gardener who is well-groomed, fed on schedule, and dressed in custom-tailored suits. He has lived his whole sheltered life within the walled, washington, dc estate of an eccentric millionaire named Jennings. His only knowledge of the "real" outside world, an encroaching inner-city ghetto area, is through watching television. When his employer dies, he wanders out into the street with his tv's remote-control to aid him. When his leg is injured, and his name is thought to be "Chauncey gardiner he is befriended by eve rand (MacLaine the wife of dying billionaire industrialist Benjamin Rand (Douglas).
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The doe-eyed characters would become the chief inspiration for anime characters in Japan. The Academy honored Bambi with three nominations, including the sweet yet wistful song "love is a song." Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Song-"love is a song best Music Score-churchill and Plumb, and Best sound. Beauty and the beast (1991) Starring: Robby benson, paige o'hara, richard White, jerry Orbach, david Ogden Stiers, Angela lansbury director: Gary Trousdale, kirk wise Arguably the most successful Disney animated film of all time, this film was the first animated feature film to ever receive. It was based on the classic 1756 fairy tale (written by jeanne-marie leprince de beaumont) and the importance of inner beauty. There were almost a dozen previous film incarnations, the most notable being the silent 1922 version and jean Cocteau's French film la belle et la bête (1946). Beauty and the beast returned personal the disney animation studios to their former glory. The story told about a french peasant girl (o'hara) who was treated kindly by a monstrous Prince-turned-beast captor (Benson) and fell in love with him. The beautiful artwork and colors were supplemented by a well-written song score, from the Oscar-winning title song to the jaunty "Belle" and "be our guest all written by Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. It was also the second Disney film to combine its famous hand-drawn animation with computer graphics ( The rescuers Down Under (1990) was the first as well as the first Disney animated movie to use a fully-developed script prior to animation. After this, disney would release more huge traditionally animated hits in the summer, both commercial and critical, such as Aladdin (1992 The lion King (1994 The hunchback of Notre dame (1996 mulan (1998) and The Emperor's New Groove (2000 before deciding to close their hand-drawn. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, best Song-"Belle best Song-"be our guest best sound.
The landmark, tragi-comedy film, one of the most erotic cinematic works ever produced, was based on Tennessee williams' first original film screenplay, interweaving and adapting two of his earlier one-act plays: "Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton" and "The long Stay cut Short" (aka "The Unsatisfactory. The highly-acclaimed Williams had many of his plays adapted for the screen in the 1950s: a about streetcar Named Desire (1951), cat on a hot Tin roof (1958), and Suddenly last Summer (1959) ). As before, williams' work on this film was directed by Elia kazan, a favorite director of several of his plays on Broadway as well. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Actress-carroll baker, best Supporting Actress-mildred Dunnock, best Adapted Screenplay-tennessee williams, best B/w cinematography. Bambi (1942) Starring: Bobby Stewart, Stan Alexander, peter Behn, cammie king, Sterling Holloway director: david Hand and others The last of the classic, early disney animated features - a 'coming of age' tale of a young male deer growing up in the world. Taken from a felix Salten tale, bambi first learns to walk and adventurously explore his world under the watchful eye of his parents, dealing with trivial problems, such as walking on ice with his new friends, Thumper (a rabbit) and Flower (a skunk). In one of the more heartbreaking scenes in film history, bambi's mother is killed by a human hunter, and suddenly the young fawn is forced into adulthood, led away by his stag father - your mother can't be with you anymore. Bambi must deal with a devastating forest fire, and he learns to court a doe named Faline, as well as fight other bucks for her attention. Bambi is not only a charming tale, but also uncompromising, recalling an earlier Disney film with surprisingly dark themes and scenes, dumbo (1941).
Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, best Director-Chris noonan, reviews paper best Supporting Actor-james Cromwell, best Adapted Screenplay, best Film Editing, best Art/Set Decoration. Academy Awards, 1: Best Visual Effects. Baby doll (1956) Starring: Karl Malden, carroll baker, Eli wallach, mildred Dunnock director: Elia kazan This kazan film has been called notorious, salacious, revolting, dirty, steamy, lewd, suggestive, morally repellent and provocative. Time magazine was noted as stating: "Just possibly the dirtiest American-made motion picture that has ever been legally exhibited." The stark, controversial, black and white film was so viciously denounced by the legion of Decency upon its release that many theaters were forced to cancel. Baby doll 's impact was heightened by its themes: moral decay, lust, sexual repression, seduction, infantile eroticism and the corruption of the human soul. Its advertisements and posters featured a sultry young "Baby doll" curled up in a crib in a suggestive pose, sucking her thumb. The young actress portraying 'baby doll' meighan, carroll baker (25 years old and in her second film) received a well-deserved Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role. Karl Malden played the role of Baby doll's sexually-frustrated husband Archie lee, and Eli wallach starred as unscrupulous businessman Silva vaccaro whose main aim was to deflower the child bride. To make the film appear more genuine and authentic, most of it was filmed on location in Benoit, mississippi.
Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, best Director-louis Malle, best Actor-burt Lancaster, best Actress-susan Sarandon, best Original Screenplay-john guare. Babe (1995) Starring: James Cromwell, Christine cavanaugh, miriam Margolyes, danny mann, hugo weaving Director: Chris noonan A charming, delightful and intelligent fairy tale based on a book by dick king-Smith from first-time director Chris noonan. This was a rare family film to earn an Academy Award Best Picture nomination, utilizing realistic, Oscar-winning computer effects to portray talking animals. The tale told about a young pig who learns to be a sheepherder to avoid being killed for human food. Despite being aimed at mostly young audiences, this sleeper film consistently remained intelligent and even quite dark at times for a children's film. James Cromwell plays Farmer Arthur Hoggett with similar intelligence and wit, and has the best-known line of the film: "That'll do, pig. That'll do" after the title character pig succeeds as a sheepherder. The australian-made film was a critical and financial success, and earned an amazing seven Oscar nominations, including the aforementioned Best Picture nomination. Followed by a darker, but respectable sequel, babe: Pig in the city (1998).
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Atlantic City (1981) Starring: Burt Lancaster, susan Sarandon, robert joy, kate reid, hollis McLaren Director: louis Malle French director louis Malle's tense, unsentimental, evocative and bleak character study was about an aging, has-been, small-time hood and numbers-runner named lou pascal (Lancaster at age 68) who. Threatened to be put out of business by the casinos, he's forced to be the kept man of a miserly and abusive aging beauty queen - a feisty, broken-down gangster's widow named Grace pinza (Reid). His only source of escape and pleasure is secretively watching his neighbor - a younger, cynical clam-bar waitress named Sally matthews (Sarandon who performs a sexy lemon-wash of herself at her window within his apartment's view. She aspires to become a blackjack dealer/croupier in one of the more glamorous resort casinos in Monte carlo. Their lives are turned upside-down when Sally's deceitful, estranged husband dave (Joy) and her eight-months pregnant sister Chrissie (McLaren) show up on Sally's doorstep to sell a stolen shipment of high-quality cocaine.
Lou befriends all three and promises he can sell the drugs due to his connections with the underworld. When dave gets killed by the former owners of the drugs in the Philadelphia mob, lou is able to keep the stash to himself as a financial windfall. He finally gets to play the role of his vain dreams as a big-time, respected, confident gangster, however illusory and dangerous, and is able to woo and show lavish generosity toward Sally as her self-appointed protector. After killing two gangland hoods to protect her, he admits his life was exaggerated up until then: "I never killed anybody in my t I did tonight and he gleefully watches the report of the murders on the tv news: "hey, that's me!.This story. In the final sequence, lou makes a final promenade down the boardwalk with Grace - with a panning shot up to a view of a wrecker's ball smashing into an apartment before the closing credits. Malle was nominated previously for his screenplay for dearest heart (1971), and would be nominated six years later for au revoir les Enfants (1987), but Atlantic City remained the sole directorial nomination english in his career.
After enduring too many years of a demeaning job, and a dysfunctional marriage to his obsessive-compulsive, adulterous realtor wife carolyn (Bening while feeling disrepect from Jane - who has fallen for the drug-peddling, video-voyeur neighbor next door Ricky fitts (Bentley lester decides to make radical. American beauty was the first film by longtime English stage director Sam Mendes and playwright Alan Ball, who both won Academy Awards for their work, as did long-time cinematographer Conrad. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Actress-Annette bening, best Original Score-thomas Newman, best Editing. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, best Director-sam Mendes, best Actor-kevin Spacey, best Original Screenplay-alan Ball, best Cinematography-conrad. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla lane, josephine hull, jean Adair, john Alexander, raymond Massey, peter Lorre, jack carson Director: Frank capra a frenzied, hilarious, madcap black comedy from celebrated director Frank capra. The film's screenplay was written by julius.
Epstein and Philip. The macabre farce was based on Joseph Kesselring's successful Broadway play of the same name - and was filmed in 1941, but not released until 1944 (when the new York play ended its run). The slapstick film has two eccentric Brewster aunts (Hull and Adair reprising their Broadway roles) compassionately serving up homemade elderberry wine to elderly Brooklyn gentlemen - with delusional 'teddy roosevelt' nephew (Alexander) assisting by burying the unfortunate victims in the cellar. Cary Grant, as their dutiful, just-married nephew Mortimer, does a marvelous job of exaggerated, over-the-top acting with constant mugging and other facial plasticity, amazing double-takes and general befuddlement. The action is enhanced by the surprise appearance of Mortimer's long-lost criminal brother Jonathan (Massey, in place of Boris Karloff) and his plastic surgeon assistant,. It is unlike most of the other reform-minded Capra-corn films with a social conscience that became his trademark,. Deeds goes to town (1936), meet John doe (1941),. Smith goes to washington (1939). It is more similar in tone to his screwball romantic comedy It Happened One night (1934) and to capra's other adaptation from a broadway play, you can't take it With you (1938).
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The film focuses on the character of the official royal composer Antonio salieri (1750-1825) (Abraham in an Oscar-winning performance) for Austrian Emperor Joseph ii (Jones and best the story of his envious loathing, yet reverential relationship to the great prodigy mozart (Hulce who is simultaneously spoiled. Told in flashback, the mediocre salieri is slowly driven insane as he recognizes mozart's incredible musical genius, but is tormented and consumed with insecurity and jealousy. The film was well-received by both critics and audiences alike with its lavish set and period costume design (filmed on location in Prague its accessibility and nonpretentiousness, and its sly intelligence and musings over the capricious nature of "God-given" talent. Academy Award Nominations: 11, including Best Actor-tom Hulce, best Cinematography, best Film Editing. Academy Awards: 8, including Best Picture, best Director-milos Forman, best Actor-F. Murray abraham, best Adapted Screenplay-peter Shaffer, best Art/Set Direction, best Costume design, best makeup, best sound. American beauty (1999) Starring: kevin Spacey, annette bening, Thora birch, wes Bentley, mena suvari director: Sam Mendes The tragic, absurdist, dark domestic tale of Lester Burnham (Spacey who calmly narrates his own story posthumously a la joe gillis from Sunset boulevard (1950) - he's. But in a mid-life awakening, he becomes infatuated with his self-loathing daughter Jane's (Birch) under-aged cheerleader friend Angela hayes (suvari).
Till it exploded in his face. With a bullet attached." This great political drama was a breakthrough film for Broderick Crawford from his B-picture status - his performance is very compelling, electrifying and impressive as he is transformed from a backwoods, honest and naive lawyer into a dirty, unscrupulous and sleazy. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Director-robert Rossen, best writing Screenplay-robert Rossen, best Supporting Actor-john Ireland, best Film Editing. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Picture, best Actor-Broderick Crawford, best Supporting Actress-mercedes McCambridge (in her screen debut). Amadeus (1984 starring:. Murray abraham, tom Hulce, elizabeth Berridge, simon Callow, roy dotrice, christine Ebersole, jeffrey jones. Director: Milos Forman, milos Forman's stunning, opulent biography (not always 100 accurate, however) of musical prodigy wolfgang Amadeus mozart, based on the Broadway play by peter Shaffer (whose screenplay adaptation won him an Oscar is perhaps his grandest production - equaling his earlier Best Picture. One Flew over a cuckoo's Nest (1975) and only challenged by The people.
fictionalized account of the rise and fall of backwoods rebel lawyer and politician - a story inspired by the rule (and despotic abuse of power) of louisiana's colorful state governor (1928-32) and Democratic. Senator (1932-35 the notorious huey long - better known as "The kingfish." It is a melodramatic story of the corruption of power by an ambitious demagogue, adapted and based on the pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling 1946 novel of the same name by robert Penn Warren. Body and soul (1947) and, the hustler (1961) ). The main difference between the novel and the film was the reversal of the major roles: the narrating newspaper reporter took precedence over the power-hungry governor in the novel. In the film, the secondary character was the reporter Jack burden (Ireland while the central character was small-town lawyer-turned-politician Willie stark (Crawford). One of the film's posters proclaimed: "He thought he had the world by the tail.
From Here to Eternity (1953) and, saturday night fever (1977) disco dancing, and visual non-sequiturs. S hell-shocked ex-military flyer Ted Striker (Hays) pursues girlfriend Elaine (Hagerty) - a stewardess on an ill-fated flight with stricken pilots. This movie also revitalized the acting careers of Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, and Robert Stack, and launched the comedy career of Leslie nielsen as the straight-faced, dead-panning doctor, who up to that time was known mostly for B-movie dramatic roles, in films like. Forbidden Planet (1956) and, the poseidon Adventure (1972). He went on with the zaz comedy team to originate the character of police. Frank Drebin in their. Tv business series - and recreated the role in the many. The naked Gun films.
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(1980 starring: Leslie nielsen, robert hays, julie hagerty, lloyd Bridges, robert Stack, peter Graves, Stephen Stucker. Director: Jim Abrahams, david Zucker, jerry zucker. A trend-setting, zany, hilarious comedy - using the airplane disaster film, such. Airport (1970 as a spoof stepping stone, from the comedy writing/directing team of david Zucker, jim Abrahams and Jerry zucker (known colloquially as zaz and their brand of "zaz humor. This film was preceded by their screenwriting for John Landis'. The kentucky fried movie (1977) (the zaz trio of comedy writers were known. The kentucky fried Theater plan when they performed as a wisconsin comedy troupe and later followed. (1984), and, ruthless people (1986). Airplane's plot is an excuse for a frantic, slapstick parody filled with visual-sight gags, puns, verbal literalism surely you can't be serious." "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley rapid-fire satirical wisecracks, irreverent references.