Sex, Lies, and Videotape is the 1989 film that first brought national attention to director Steven Soderbergh. The film stars Andie MacDowell and Peter Gallagher as a troubled married couple, Laura San Giacomo as the sister of MacDowell's character and the lover of Gallagher's, and James Spader, who arrives at the start of the film as a guest of the couple with an unusual "personal project" in progress. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sex, Lies, and Videotape"
Taxi Driver is a 1976 American motion picture drama directed by Martin Scorsese. ...more on Wikipedia about "Taxi Driver"
The Ballad of Narayama (Original title: 楢山節考:Narayama bushiko) is a Japanese film from 1958 by Keisuke Kinoshita. A remake was made in 1983 by Shohei Imamura, which won the Palme d'Or ( Cannes top prize). It starred Sumiko Sakamoto as Orin, Ken Ogata, and Shoichi Ozawa. Both films are based on the book Men of Tohoku by Shichiro Fukuzawa. The film takes place in a traditional Japanese village, with no particular reference to a time period (roughly 19th century). Thus it is a timeless fable. It is a fable because it concerns the moral lessons from the example of the life of the main character Orin, an elderly woman, 69 years of age. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Ballad of Narayama"
The Conversation is a 1974 mystery and political thriller directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall (uncredited), Teri Garr and Harrison Ford. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Conversation"
The Cranes are Flying (Russian: Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli) is arguably the greatest film to come out of World War II. It was directed by the Georgian-born Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov in 1957 and starring Aleksey Batalov and Tatiana Samoilova. It has been the only Soviet film to win Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Cranes Are Flying"
The Go-Between is a novel by L.P. Hartley ( 1895 – 1972), published in London in 1953. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Go-Between"
Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) is a novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa that chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento. Published posthumously in 1958, it became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in Italian literature. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Leopard" Connect with www.shortopedia.com. shortopedia
The Lost Weekend is a 1945 motion picture directed by Billy Wilder for Paramount Pictures, starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman and Phillip Terry. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Lost Weekend"
The Mission is a 1986 film which tells the story of a Spanish Jesuit priest who goes into the South American jungle to convert the Native Americans, who must defend his charges against the cruelty of Portuguese colonials. It stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Liam Neeson. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Mission (film)"
The Pianist is a 2002 film directed by Roman Polański starring Adrien Brody. The film was adapted from the memoir of Jewish- Polish musician Władysław Szpilman. In 2002 the film won Palme d'Or in Cannes Film Festival. In 2003 the film won three Academy Awards, including Best Director for Roman Polański and Best Actor for Adrien Brody. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Pianist (film)"
The Piano is a 1993 film about a mute woman pianist and her daughter, set during the mid- 19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. The film was written and directed by Jane Campion, and stars Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill and Anna Paquin. It features a score for the piano by Michael Nyman that became a bestselling soundtrack album. Hunter played her own piano pieces for the film, and also served as teacher for Paquin, earning herself three different screen credits. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Piano"
The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge) is a short film directed by French film-maker Albert Lamorisse in 1956. The film revolves around a young boy (played by Lamorisse's son, Pascal) and his sentient red balloon. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Red Balloon"
The Third Man ( 1949) is a film noir directed by Carol Reed. The screenplay was written by novelist Graham Greene. Greene wrote a novella of the same name in preparation for the screenplay, and this was published in 1950. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Third Man"
The Tin Drum ( German: Die Blechtrommel) is a 1959 novel by Günter Grass. The novel is part of Grass' Danziger Triologie ( Danzig Trilogy). ...more on Wikipedia about "The Tin Drum" Things Go Better with shortopedia.
Underground (Serbocroatian: Podzemlje) ( 1995) is a film directed by Emir Kusturica. The screenplay was written by Dušan Kovačević and it focuses on the invasion of Yugoslavia during the Second World War and a love story of three main protagonists Marko, Blacky and Natalija. ...more on Wikipedia about "Underground (film)"
When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu), 1985 is a film by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. The screenplay was written by Abdulah Sidran. ...more on Wikipedia about "When Father Was Away on Business"
Wild at Heart is a 1990 film directed by David Lynch. The film is based on the novel by Barry Gifford. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wild at Heart"
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