81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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Entries Tagged as 'John Gielgud'

Gandhi

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments · 1982, Ben Kingsley, Bhagavad Gita, Biopic, Color, Columbia Pictures, Drama, Gandhi, John Gielgud, Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, Original Screenplay, Sir Richard Attenborough

No doubt about it, the life of Mahatma Gandhi is inspiring. The death of Mahatma Gandhi (at the hands of an assassin) is a profoundly ironic tragedy, which makes Gandhi a powerful, deeply moving film.
I remember when Gandhi was released in 1982. I saw it with a group of friends. One of them, [...]

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Chariots of Fire

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments · 1981, Bible Verse: 2 Kings 6:17, Chariots of Fire, Christianity, Color, Drama, Eric Liddell, Isaiah 40:28-31, John Gielgud, Original Screenplay, Paramount Studios, Vangelis

My wife is getting that look on her face again.
It’s the same look she got when she watched The Sound of Music. It’s a look that hovers somewhere between unbridled joy and undeniable tears. I think she gets overwhelmed with emotion when she watches movies that are important to her. She is a musician, [...]

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Around the World In 80 Days

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments · 1956, Adaptation, Around the World in 80 Days, Cinemascope (Wide Screen), Color, Comedy, Composer: Victor Young, John Gielgud, Michael Todd, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Around the World In 80 Days isn’t a movie to be analyzed. It’s a movie to be experienced.
So that’s precisely what we’re doing – me with my St. Pauli Girl and pizza (albeit Sam’s Club pizza), she with her Quenchers White Grape soda and pizza.
The story behind the making of this movie is as interesting [...]

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