He was nominated for lead performances in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), and Cool Hand Luke (1967) (Ebert). In addition, Newman directed the 1968 film Rachel, Rachel starring his wife, which was nominated for Best Picture (Harmetz). His superstardom was set in stone with the release of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, which starred Newman and his friend Robert Redford in the title roles. The film stands as one of the most successful Westerns in history (“Paul Newman.” Newsmakers). During this period, Newman was best known for playing rebellious characters, but his undeniable charm made
During the early stages of Jackie's career, he was a stuntman on the movies of Bruce Lee. Due to his proficient acting talent, he became a household name in China, Europe, and the entire world. He starred in numerous films that were popularly viewed because of the ridiculous combinations of stunts, actions, and humor. His Hollywood movies are huge
Airplane! Comedy is one of the oldest and most popular genres. It was well known in the early years of silent films. Comedies are produced to draw laughter from an audience, to create amusement. They’re more light-hearted than most other genres and usually have happy endings.
In 1976 Stiff Records signed him on and his manager rechristened him as Elvis Costello. First Single Costello’s first single was “Less Than Zero” which came out in April 1977. This song was included on his first album “My Aim Is True” and placed him on the charts and made him a major British cult star. The album is now considered a classic and includes one of his most popular songs “Alison”. Other songs on the album are “Watching the Detectives” and “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”.
Charlie Chaplin is an english actor and performer who rose to fame during the silent era. Without a doubt, he had played a major role in Slapstick comedy with the creation of his character know as the tramp. The tramp is always distinguished by his famous bowler hat, baggy pants and his signature little mustache. Over the years he had filmed a countless amount of silent films with his iconic character as the tramp. The Films, “The Immigrant ” and “Gold Rush ” were two of the many films he filmed.
Jerome Robbins is valued as one of the most important artists of the 20th Century. Robbins is world renowned as a successful choreographer and director in not only the musical theatre world, but acknowledged for significant ballets, such as Fancy Free (1944), and known in Hollywood on the big screen with the direction of the sensational movie West Side Story (1961). The choreographers’ potential was noted early in his career by iconic dance figures such as George Balanchine. As a choreographer not only producing unique dance movement, Robbins also encouraged skills and talent in other artists and developed works that integrated musical theatre with the narrative. Those lucky enough to work alongside him were intensively rehearsed and trained
He was brought in by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson as they worked together previously and they find Edgar the right person to direct this series. Spaced became a huge hit in British television and they won two British Comedy Awards and was nominated in BAFTA Awards and an International Emmy Award. After the huge success of Spaced, again, it was served as a pathway for Edgar to achieve something bigger. This time, a full feature film. Edgar directed ‘Shaun of the Dead’ in 2004, a ‘rom-zom-com’ film which was very well received around the world.
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977), a multitalented artist, directed, produced, and wrote the story for City Lights. He had been developing the idea for this silent film several years prior to 1931, even though the movie industry was moving into talking films by this time. Chaplin refused to completely abandon the silent film medium for sound, his high-ranking status granted him total creative control, allowing him to edit the film his way, and offered him the first chance to compose the musical score for City Lights. The music was orchestrated by Arthur Johnston and Alfred Newman. The Flower Girl’s theme provided by José Padilla.
Steven Spielberg is an American director whose had countless top grossing films and captured the attention of American audiences. “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan” and 42 more films have been directed by Spielberg and have been credited with countless awards. Spielberg has worked with award winning actors, used groundbreaking technology, and is even considered to be the father of the New Hollywood Era. As a child Steven would film things like family events and occasions and soon went onto directing tv shows, before movies, starting in the mid 80’s to the present. Steven Spielberg is the most memorable director due to his advances in movie special effects and setting the stage for summer blockbusters.
This film so impressive on many levels, from the very beginning to the shocking ending, this is a filmmaker’s delight, and visually stimulating for the audiences. Storywise, once you get through the convoluted plot, there comes a greater impact, a stunning cinematic masterpiece from one of America‘s greatest directors, Orson Welles, directing one of his last Hollywood films. Recapturing the marvel and talent displayed by Welles’ best and early film, the infamous Citizen Kane (1941) made almost twenty years before. Welles skillfully weaves the camera and actors through a maze of shadows, sounds, and light. The opening sequence of Touch of Evil (1958) is magnificently done, orchestrated in a clever, artistic crane shot, that follows the action
The plot follows the growing relationship between Lieutenant Dunbar and a group of Lakota Native Americans during the Civil War after Dunbar takes a liking to their lifestyle. Costner does an excellent job of handling the movie. As a result, the film won 7 Academy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. I believe that a major reason for the film’s success is due to the fact that the