Tag Archives: Oscar: Costume Design

The Artist (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Movie Website Winner of the prize for Best Actor at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema. Set during the twilight of Hollywood’s silent era and shot … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby (1974)

SYNOPSIS: DVD Cover The 20’s never roared louder than in this sumptuously romantic retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic. Robert Redford Stars as Jay Gatsby, who had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), then lost her … Continue reading

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

SYNOPSIS: IMDb The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics. REVIEW I finally saw it! I was not bad, but it was not great either. … Continue reading

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The Young Victoria (2009)

SYNOPSIS 1837, VICTORIA (17) (Emily Blunt) is the object of a royal power struggle. Her uncle, KING WILLIAM (Jim Broadbent), is dying and Victoria is in line for the throne. Everyone is vying to win her favor. However Victoria is … Continue reading

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Ran (1985)

SYNOPSIS Akira Kurosawa’s brilliantly conceived retelling of King Lear combines Japanese history and Shakespeare’s plot with the director’s own feelings about loyalty and betrayal. In 16th century Japan, the aging Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nadakai) passes the decree that his land … Continue reading

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My Fair Lady (1964)

SYNOPSIS A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. Source: IMDB.com REVIEW One of my favorites because I know most of the songs: Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

SYNOPSIS Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (1991, Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Silence of the Lambs) star in Oscar® winning director Francis Ford Coppola’s (1974 Best Director, The Godfater: Part II) visually stunning … Continue reading

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All About Eve (1950)

KOL Rating: An ingenue (Anne Baxter) insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress (Bette Davis) and her circle of theater friends. And she does it so well, dripping with sweetness from every pore. What … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

KOL Rating: I would venture to say that because I did not read the book, I enjoyed the movie more than I would if I had read the book. I did not like the lack of explanation of why Chiyo … Continue reading

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Cleopatra (1963)

KOL Rating: Coincidentally, this movie debuted the year I was born; however, I was not as big a flop. This lengthy production reminded me of that song that never it ends. I found it difficulty to follow the story out … Continue reading

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