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Hollywood Films - Classic Revisited

Hollywood Films - Classic Revisited

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  •     All The President\\\'s Men
    Based on Washington Post journalists' investigation into the famous Watergate scandal, All The President's Men is a must-watch classic....
  •     Amadeus (1984)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The mere name evokes an awe-inspiring image of a musical maestro, who mastered all possible classical genres and rose to be one of the finest composers of all time....
  •     The Graduate (1967)
    The Graduate walks a thin line- it is a crazy mix of comedy and romance and offers a wry commentary on the warped lives of American upper middle class society. In a way, it is also a portrayal of a domineering adult society trying to control vulnerab...
  •     An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)
    The 1982- classic An Officer And A Gentleman captures so many facets of human emotions and relationships. Many critics have labeled it as a romantic saga but to me, the film is more a journey of self-discovery....
  •     An Affair To Remember (1957)
    An Affair To Remember- (Director McCarey’s reworking of his 1937 film Love Affair), is a typically 50s romantic tale of two unlikely people falling in love; getting pulled apart by fate and then coming together to live happily forever. On the deck...
  •     Papillon (1973)
    1973 film-Papillon brings to screen that hellish prison-life through Henri Charrier's amazing true story. Charrier, nicknamed 'Papillion' thanks to a butterfly tattoo on his chest, was wrongly sentenced for life for a murder, which he never commit...
  •     Jeeves and Wooster
    The butler-and-master duo of Jeeves and Wooster is genius comic author P.G. Wodehouse’s most famous literary creation. Reading this duo’s innumerable crazy escapades is an unforgettable joyous and mirthful experience. The DVD box- set of ITV’s ...
  •     Cape Fear (1962)
    Director Martin Scorcese made a remake of Cape Fear in 1991 featuring Robert De Niro as Cody but despite all its modern glamour and gore, it paled in comparison to the original classic....
  •     Monty Python\\\'s Flying Circus
    From 1969 to 1974, BBC aired 45 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus- a television show featuring a unique blend of sketch- comedy and animation. Within those first 5 years, Monty Python or Pythons (as the serial’s protagonists were collectiv...
  •     The Trouble With Harry (1955)
    Remember the opening mob-scene in Frenzy where a floating corpse of a woman steals the thunder away from the street speaker? Or the scene in Torn Curtain, where a famous ballerina throws a tantrum on the boat? Or the crazy chemistry between the lead ...
  •     No Country For Old Men (2007)
    Sometimes, being ignorant about a particular topic helps you to appreciate and analyze it better. Just like it happened when I stumbled upon No Country For Old Men purely by chance. The only thing I knew when I started watching this film was that it ...
  •     For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
    This screen adaptation of Earnest Hemingway’s famous novel was released in 1943- in the midst of the raging World War II. The film is supposed to be a great love-story on the backdrop of a war but cinematically it simply doesn’t have enough power...
  •     The Caine Mutiny (1954)
    The Caine Mutiny deals less with actual war and more with the psyche of the people involved in it. Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning novel by the same name, this film is apparently about an unprecedented (and of course imaginary!) mutiny of a US nava...
  •     Hitchcock - War and espionage dramas
    Alfred Hitchcock’s directorial genius lay in his immaculate understanding of cinema as a medium. Intriguing plots, ingenious scene compositions and intelligent technical innovations (particularly when the cinematic technology was in its infancy!) g...
  •     The Hound Of Baskervilles
    The Hound Of Baskervilles has always remained one of the most cherished Sherlock Holmes-adventures. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic literary creation featuring the exploits of the genius crime-buster Holmes and his trusted lieutenant Dr. Watson ha...
  •     The Black Adder
    Much before his 1990s’ ‘Mr. Bean’ portrayal turned Rowan Atkinson into a household name in, BBC’s comedy classic ‘The Black Adder’ had already ensured his entry into comedy’s Hall of Fame. Spoofing Britain’s bloody middle-ages history...
  •     The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
    The Guns Of Navarone – a 1961-film based on Alistair MacLean’s equally super-charged novel. Such is the realism of this story that one often tends to forget that the entire pulsating plot of this exciting film was purely a work of fiction....
  •     Fawlty Towers
    Fawlty Towers featured over 2 series aired in 1975 and 1979 but such was the comic magic of those well-written and well-acted plots that despite its countless reruns, the series remains popular even today. But surprisingly in its first run, Fawlty To...
  •     Fail-safe (1964)
    Failsafe is a movie from that era, which highlighted the dangers of this senseless approach of relying more on the might of machines, rather than minds of men....
  •     The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
    1957-masterpiece The Bridge On The River Kwai is a Second World War-epic where the war just serves as a colorful backdrop, rather than taking the centre-stage. Such was the cinematic impact of this film that it won seven Oscars the following year- in...
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