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Hollywood Character Arcs ~ The Heiress

Olivia de Havilland

Mic-dropping over how dazzling Olivia de Havilland’s portrayal is of Catherine Sloper in The Heiress is too easy, not because there’s no “there” there, but because the part is so well-scripted, -directed, and -acted, it—and de Havilland’s Academy Award®; Golden Globe Award®; and New York Film Critics Circle Award® for Best Actress for the role—speaks for itself. 2,084 more words

Hollywood Character Arcs

Classic Movie Review: Judgement At Nuremburg (1961)

Three years after World War II had ended, the Nuremburg trials were ongoing, by this time many of the infamous people responsible for Nazi war crimes were either tried or were dead.  771 more words

Drama

Napster

Abel Gance’s NAPOLEON gives us five-and-a-half hours on France’s smartest, bravest, sexiest, tallest man.

I’m not sure if star Albert Dieudonné was actually tall — in one of two shots there are other actors who out-heighten him. 242 more words

FILM

Past Imperfect - #460

Monty: “Are you okay? You seem to be a bit distraught.”

Lizzie: “I’m fine. I’ve just been thinking about things and I’m a little blue.” 99 more words

Humor

Lessons I learnt from "A Place in the Sun" (1951), dir: George Stevens

This a story of an ordinary man who tastes the extraordinary only to realise that life gets cruel and canny the moment you start believing that you could achieve your wildest dreams. 1,411 more words

Drama

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Dir. Stanley Kramer. Starring Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell

Burt Lancaster, as disgraced German jurist Ernst Janning, doesn’t have very much to say in  1,509 more words

Film