Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wonders of Cinema

Beeban Kidron shows us why it is important for all of us and especially the young to watch the great movies.
This one got me emotionally...

Here's the list of the movies that were shown in this TEDTalk:

- Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951)
- Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra (1939)
- Hotel Rwanda, Terry George (2004)
- Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
- To Sir, with Love, James Clavell (1967)
- Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
- Jaws, Steven Spielberg (1975)
- The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens (1959)
- The Great Escape, John Sturgese (1963)
- Shoah, Claude Lanzmann (1985)
- Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl (1935)
- The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming (1939)
- Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
- Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton (1991)
- Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Ron Howard (1995)
- Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in Gandhi, Richard Attenborough (1982)
- Eve Harrington from All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950)
- Howard Beale from Network, Sidney Lumet (1976)
- Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz (1945)
- Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)

Monday, June 04, 2012

What movie made you cry?

Lynn Hirschberg interviews actors from the "Best Performances" portfolio asking the question: What Movie Made You Cry? There are several movies that made me cry or had me on the brink of tears (maybe not initially but in later years after rewatching them as an adult): Bambi, La Dolca Vita, E.T., La Strada, Cinema Paradiso, The Road...