Chariots of the Gods – This film 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture in 1981. But not unlike many Hollywood movie tales, it fell apart due to schedules and logistics. Those were the only movies that John Cazale appeared in.
Bob Dylan, the rock legend, was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the town of Hibbing. It is a long and winding road (to quote Paul McCartney) from Robert Zimmerman the small town boy to Bob Dylan the rock legend.
The only thing I loved about this 90s film version was the incredible theme song. It was the only thing that stayed true to the television series. U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. were fans of the TV show and wanted to honor Lalo Schifrin’s legendary theme song with their dance floor type composition and performance. You can’t help but start dancing in your seat when you hear it in the film or on the radio. Needless to say, the film version was extremely disappointing, but I was glad it became a box office success. No, I’ve never seen the other MI sequels nor do I intend to.
On July 29, 1966, a tragic motorcycle accident of which the details are controversial is believed to have almost ended the fate of Bob Dylan, the rock legend. Dylan retreated to his home in Woodstock, NY to recuperate and became a recluse concentrating on raising his family. Shortly after, he retreated with the Band to a rented house, Big Pink, and recorded a record number of demos. His songwriting had changed becoming more streamlined and direct. His music had also changed from less rock and roll to more heavy country, blues and folk. These “Big Pink” recordings were not meant to be released. However, the tapes were circulated by his publisher and many bootleg albums emerged by the end of the 60’s. It was the first time bootlegs were widely distributed.
Released in 1970, Patton was one of the best biopics of all time, about the controversial United States General of the same name. This film also won best picture of the year, and is considered a classic by any US film history enthusiast.
One movie that certainly has to be included on this list is Training Day. If you like cop movies, then this is a must-see. Hawke got nominated for best supporting actor in this movie, while Denzel Washington 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance.
Dylan hoped to meet his idol, Woody Guthrie, in New York. He played small clubs and coffeehouses in Greenwich Village and soon made a name for himself. He did find Guthrie in a hospital, unfortunately, dying from Huntington’s chorea. During hospital visits, Bob Dylan, the rock legend, would play songs for the dying Guthrie. He even wrote one for him, “Song to Woody,” which later appeared on his first album.
One other great director who keeps churning out hits is Clint Eastwood. Even in his old age, Dirty Harry continues to be one of the most important directors in Hollywood. Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Gran Turino are some of his best movies.