Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski featuring many elements of the film noir genre, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama. The movie is highly regarded and won several high-profile awards, including an Academy Award in 1975 for Best Writing and Original Screenplay for Robert Towne. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chinatown (film)"
Circus is a 2000 British crime thriller movie directed by Rob Walker and written by David Logan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Circus (2000 film)"
Collateral is a 2004 Dreamworks SKG/ Paramount Pictures American drama/ thriller film/ crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie. ...more on Wikipedia about "Collateral (film)"
Colors is a 1988 film starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall. It was directed by Dennis Hopper. The story takes place in Los Angeles in 1987, and is about an experienced cop (Duvall) and his rookie partner (Penn) who try to keep the gang violence between the Bloods and the Crips under control. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colors (film)"
Confessions of a Nazi Spy is a 1939 spy thriller and the first blatantly anti- Nazi film produced by a major Hollywood studio prior to World War II. ** The film stars Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, and a large cast of German actors, including some who had immigrated from their country after the rise of Adolf Hitler. Though the film can rightfully be seen as propoganda, it was based on the articles of former FBI agent Leon G. Turrou, who had been active in investigating Nazi spy rings in the United States prior to the war. ...more on Wikipedia about "Confessions of a Nazi Spy"
Cookie is a 1989 comedy film starring Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest and Emily Lloyd. It was directed by Susan Seidelman. The original music score is composed by Thomas Newman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cookie (film)"
Crash is a 2004 drama film directed by Paul Haggis. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2004, but it wasn't released internationally until the following year. The film is a social commentary on racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, and has often been compared to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Collateral, starring Tom Cruise, and Changing Lanes, with Ben Affleck. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crash (2004 film)" www.shortopedia.com - forget the rest.
The beginning of the 20th century saw the arrival of film as a new medium. By and large, what people wanted to watch on the screen did not differ from what they expected to see on the stage or read in short stories and novels: the good and the bad things in life (clearly separated from each other); virtue and vice; human prowess and human weakness; sin and redemption; and, probably more than anything else, poetic justice, or iustitia commutativa, as it is called according to Aristotle, with everyone getting what they deserve. In this respect, the cinema has always served as a means of escape from real life, though a temporary one. This escapist function of both literature and film did not change substantially in the course of the 20th century: One still feels uncomfortable if at the end of a film the " bad guy" gets away with all his evil doings, if order is not restored, if justice does not succeed in the end. Subconsciously, an average human feels that if the wicked character is not punished, the film comes too close to reality and makes the person remember, rather than forget his inadequate life. The crime film has thus been a popular genre in the 20th century. Crime films have been generally adapted from other forms of literature rather than written directly for the screen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crime film"
Crime Spree is a 2003 film written and directed by Brad Mirman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crime Spree"
Crime, Inc. is a 1945 black-and-white film. The crime thriller was directed by Lew Landers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crime, Inc. (1945 film)"
Dang Bireley's and the Young Gangsters ( Thai title 2499 Antapan Krong Muang) is a 1997 film about young Thai gangsters in 1950s Thailand. It was the debut film from director Nonzee Nimibutr and was the first screenplay by director and screenwriter Wisit Sasanatieng. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dang Bireley's and the Young Gangsters"
Dark Blue can also refer to a color as represented as the image to the left. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dark Blue"
Dead Presidents is a 1995 action- thriller film written and directed by the Hughes Brothers (Albert and Allen Hughes), and stars Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright and Bokeem Woodbine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dead Presidents"
Death of a Soldier is a 1986 Australian film based on the life of American serial killer Eddie Leonski. The film was shot using locations around Melbourne, Victoria. ...more on Wikipedia about "Death of a Soldier"
Deranged is an American movie made in 1974 and directed by Alan Ormsby. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deranged"
Die Bad (죽거나 혹은 나쁘거나, Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona) is a ( 2000) South Korean movie. It was the debut film of director Ryu Seung-wan and starred the director and his brother Ryu Seung-beom along with Park Seong-bin and Bae Jung-shik. The film consists of four distinct parts that were originally created as short films. The parts are connected through the main story of the protagonist Sung-bin's descent into a life of crime. ...more on Wikipedia about "Die Bad"
Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a San Francisco detective tracking Scorpio, a serial killer. Eastwood's iconic portrayal of the blunt-speaking, unorthodox detective set the style for a number of his subsequent roles, and the box-office success of the film led to the production of four sequels. The "alienated cop" motif was one subsequently imitated by a number of other films. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dirty Harry"
Easy Rider is a 1969 road movie directed by Dennis Hopper. The film tells the story of two young men, Wyatt (played by Peter Fonda) and Billy (played by Dennis Hopper), who "went looking for America but couldn't find it anywhere." Some see the film as representing the embodiment of the hippie ideals and lifestyle of the counterculture of the 1960s . ...more on Wikipedia about "Easy Rider"
The Edgar Wallace movies are motion pictures based on the works of British novelist and playwright Edgar Wallace. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edgar Wallace movies"
Entrapment ( 1999), directed by Jon Amiel, is a film starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It was greatly criticised by several critics, with one complaining that the movie was "dedicated to one woman's ass" due to a close-up of Zeta-Jones' posterior being prominent in the trailers for the film. Complaints also arose from Malaysia, with some claiming that the movie depicted Malaysia as a backwards country, and was factually inaccurate. This led to the movie being banned in Malaysia, despite the film originally getting its first release in the country, one day before the US release. Supporters of the film saw it as no more than a lightweight caper film along the lines of Charade. ...more on Wikipedia about "Entrapment (film)"
Everynight ... Everynight is a 1994 Australian film set inside H Division of HM Prison Pentridge. HM Prison Geelong was used for filming. ...more on Wikipedia about "Everynight ... Everynight" If you like you could tell us your opinion about shortopedia
Fargo is a 1996 dramatic and dark comedy film created by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fargo (film)"
Femme Fatale is a 2002 film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn as the femme fatale and Antonio Banderas. In it, Laure Ash (Romijn) participates in a diamond heist in Cannes, double-crosses her accomplices and escapes to Paris, where she stumbles across her own doppelganger (naturally portrayed by Romijn) who commits suicide, leaving Laure the opportunity to take her identity and leave the country. Seven years later, Laure (now called Lily Watts) re-surfaces in Paris as the wife of the new American ambassador to France ( Peter Coyote). At this point Spanish photographer Nicolas Bardo (Banderas) takes her picture, prompting Laure to manipulate Bardo in order to conceal her former identity and evade her ex-accomplices who are still after the stolen diamonds. A twist near the end accentuates the artificial nature of the story and brings many familiar motifs of De Palma's into play. ...more on Wikipedia about "Femme Fatale (2002 film)"
Freeway is a 1996 movie starring Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields. It was directed by Matthew Bright. ...more on Wikipedia about "Freeway (film)"
Frenzy ( 1972) is a crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and is the second last feature film of his extensive career. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frenzy"
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