Audrey Hepburn was the only child to her father who was an English banker and his second wife. Davies gets involved in the lives of Terry Ann Wolfmeyer and her four daughters. We have here also James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor or Gerald Butler.
Those ruby red slippers, the munchkins and the wicked witches – who can forget the wonderful tale of Dorothy Gale? The film is a perennial favorite. First released in 1939 by MGM at the height of the studio’s golden years, Oz wasn’t a great financial hit, but critics hailed it as outstanding and the movie has since become a classic within the film canon. Since its initial release over fifty years ago, the Wiz has been aired regularly on satellite TV and cable. It is a rite of passage and most likely has been seen by more people than any other movie over the decades.
Bull Durham – This film is one of the first movies that gave audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the raucous side of professional baseball. It is also one of the funniest baseball movies in history. Costner plays Crash Davis, an experienced minor league catcher. Davis is hired to help train a new pitcher for the Durham Bulls. Susan Sarandon’s character also gives the pitcher her own style of training in the bedroom. No other film mixes sex and baseball quite like Bull Durham.
This is the film that made Sylvester Stallone a star. It 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for best picture in 1976 (beating out Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver). It is the story of an unknown boxer from South Philadelphia rising up to the challenge of taking on the heavy weight champion of the world.
In my case, I was always interested in photography. I started doing still photography at a very early age. I was very passionate about it. I had my own dark room when I was 13 years old. I was always pursuing photography. Then that changed into motion photography. I became very intrigued in resolving the equation of dealing with images that are moving and are not necessarily accommodating the same space as a still photograph where everything is more convenient. I fell in love with that challenge. I could see that in the conceptual process. It completely convinced me to pursue it, especially when I saw the work of [Vittorio] Storaro (“Apocalypse Now,” “The Last Emperor”). That was the work I wanted to do.
Like some terrible, aural Chinese torture, it threatens to overwhelm all the senses, and probably would have if the rest of the movie were not so good. This is only July, but I suspect that True Grit will stand as one of the major entertainments of the year.
Another movie that featured Ethan Hawke that I thoroughly enjoyed was New York, I Love You. This movie is a remake of a film about Paris with a similar name and features a bunch of short films within the film. Hawke’s scene in this movie is one of my favorites.
It is one of my favorite Elton John songs ever. Written by Elton John (music) and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin (lyrics) it’s about an astronaut bound for Mars who has to leave his family behind on an all-important mission. In a way it seems to indicate space travel is just as common as air travel is today. When Rocket Man was composed astronauts were no longer considered heroes like they once were up until the first lunar landing. Afterwards, space travel for astronauts have been rather commonplace. Nowadays there are unmanned space missions to Mars collecting data, photographs, and specimens. Musically the song features Elton John’s outstanding piano as he sets the tone to its story. Also added is a synthesizer and processed slide guitar giving it an atmospheric sound and texture overall.
Gattaca is another film that I highly recommend for science fiction fans. I don’t want to give away plot line details for those who have not seen it, but this is one of the better science fiction movies of the 90s.