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"TOM JONES" (1963) Review

Recently, I searched my memories for any চলচ্চিত্র produced outside of the United States that not only won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but I would also consider a personal পছন্দ of mine. Only one came to mind - the 1963 movie, "TOM JONES".

"TOM JONES" turned out to be the সেকেন্ড non-Hollywood film that won the coveted Oscar prize. Directed দ্বারা Tony Richardson, the movie is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling", about the coming-of-age and misadventures of an illegitimate young man, raised দ্বারা a landowner in mid-18th...
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"THE SEA HAWK" (1940) Review

If anyone has ever read Rafael Sabatini’s 1915 novel, "The Sea Hawk", he অথবা she has clearly seen that the so-called 1940 film adaptation with the same শিরোনাম . . . is not the same story. I have never read Sabatini’s novel. But I have a friend who has. And according to him, the 1924 silent film adaptation bore a closer resemblance to the novel.

In the end, it is not surprising that this 1940 adventure bore little অথবা no resemblance to Sabatini’s novel – aside from the main protagonist enduring a stint as slave aboard a Spanish galley. Although Warner Brothers...
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 The 4 Protagonists
The 4 Protagonists
Hi guys, I had seen this film many years পূর্বে and I immediately feel with the film. Especially Judy Garland's portrayal of Dorothy Gale, so here is my review on this 1939 classic.

The Film

I really প্রণয় how the film starts of as a sepia tone, it wasn't only until Dorothy lands in Oz that it became multicolour. It was like stepping into a storybook universe that we always dream of!
I always প্রণয় Margaret Hamilton's portrayal as the Wicked Witch of the West, I kind of feel bad when she was killed of! But, Dorothy has no choice at all.

The Songs

The song 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' has been my...
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 The Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be লেখা 2 horror films and they're The Innocents and The Haunting. Both films are based on novels and I'll write a review about them right now.

The Haunting

Considering that was made in the 60's and there were no modern technologies for CGI at that time. I প্রণয় how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted অথবা that Nell did it for the sake of attention, I would definitely go with the latter because Nell is mentally unstable in my opinion and that she has been looking after her ailing mother prior to...
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"THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER" (1953) Review

Tyrone Power's career took a strange turn during the post-World War II years. Although he still managed to maintain his position as one of Twentieth Century Fox's শীর্ষ stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A চলচ্চিত্র during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century শিয়াল lent Powers to Universal Pictures to তারকা in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed দ্বারা Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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"OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review

Adultery is rarely treated with any kind of maturity in fiction - whether in novels, plays, চলচ্চিত্র and television. I am not saying that adultery has never been portrayed with any maturity. It is just that . . . well, to be honest . . . I have rarely come across a movie, টেলিভিশন series, novel অথবা play that dealt with adultery in a mature manner. অথবা perhaps I have rarely come across others willing to face fictional adultery between two decent people with some kind of maturity.

If one simply glanced at the শিরোনাম of the 1931 movie, "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN", any person...
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 The King and I
The King and I
Hi guys, since this is my first প্রবন্ধ on the অনুরাগী club. Here are my তালিকা of favourite classic চলচ্চিত্র that I grew up with, ready?

1. The King and I

This famous musical was the earliest that I saw and I প্রণয় the songs, but favourite scene was definitely the Small House of Uncle Thomas. I প্রণয় how the setting is Thai even-though the story is American.

2. The Sound of Music

I প্রণয় the songs and the scenery, I was in Salzburg 9 years পূর্বে but did not যোগদান the Sound of সঙ্গীত tour sadly. But I hope to go in the future! Initially, I did not know that it was base on a true story of Captain Von Trapp....
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"THE PRISONER OF ZENDA" (1937) Review

I realize that many film critics and অনুরাগী would agree with my suspicion that the 1930s saw a great deal of action films released to theaters. In fact, I believe there were as high number of actions films released back then as they are now. Among the type of action films that flourished during that era were swashbucklers.

One of the most famous Hollywood swashbucklers released during the 1930s was "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA", producer David O. Selznick's 1937 adaptation of Anthony Hope's 1894 novel. This tale of middle European political intrigue and identity...
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"DEVIL AND THE DEEP" (1932) Review

I am not one of those movie প্রেমী who seemed to my selection of films to one particular genre অথবা period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film অথবা I do not.

Recently, I watched the 1932 melodrama called "DEVIL AND THE DEEP". The movie featured the screen debut of Charles Laughton as a submarine commander who expresses jealousy toward any man who pays attention to his long suffering wife. It also starred Tallulah Bankhead as the long suffering wife and the commander’s new...
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"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Review

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I have never been a অনুরাগী of the novel. I have read it once, but it failed to maintain my interest. Worse, I have never had the urge to read it again. The problem is that it is that sentimental family dramas - at least in print - has never been appealing to me. And this is why I find it perplexing that I have never had any problems watching any of the film অথবা টেলিভিশন adaptations of her novel.

One of those adaptations proved to be Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1949 adaptation, which was produced and directed...
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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an প্রবন্ধ that provided a তালিকা of old classics that the লেখক felt might be overrated. One of those চলচ্চিত্র turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the লেখক accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades.

Did I agree with the author? Well, let me put it this way. I would say that "GONE WITH THE WIND" has managed to withstand the tests of time . . . to a certain extent. As the লেখক had pointed...
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"THIS GUN FOR HIRE" (1942) Review

In response to the success of Warner Brother's 1941 movie, "THE MALTESE FALCON", Paramount Pictures followed up with its own film noir flick with its adaptation of Graham Greene's 1936 novel, "A Gun for Sale". This film not only made Alan Ladd a star, despite receiving fourth billing; it also marked the first of his four চলচ্চিত্র with co-star Veronica Lake.

Set during the early months of America's participation in World War II, the movie opened with a hitman named Raven killing a chemist and blackmailer in San Francisco. Raven's employer, a nightclub owner named...
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"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" (1939) Review

Considering the popularity of the Brontë sisters, it is not surprising that there have been considerable movie, stage and টেলিভিশন adaptations of their novels. I discovered there have been at least fifteen (15) adaptations of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel, "Wuthering Heights".

I might as well be frank . . . I am not a major অনুরাগী of the novel. I never have been. I do not dislike it, but I have always preferred the famous novels of the author's two sisters - namely "Jane Eyre" (1847) দ্বারা পুডিংবিশেষ Brontë and Anne Brontë's 1848 novel, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"....
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"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" (1935) Review

For years, I could never understand Hollywood's penchant for making so many films about the British Empire during the first half of the 20th century. The film industry had released films about imperial outposts under the control of other countries - like France, Spain and even the United States. But why did they film so many about British Imperialism? One of those films is the 1935 feature, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER".

"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" is based upon the 1930 memoirs of a former British Army officer named Francis Yeats-Brown. But if...
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"CALIFORNIA" (1947) Review

I am a history nut. And one of my পছন্দ historical periods that I প্রণয় to study is the Antebellum Era of the United States. One of my পছন্দ topics from this period is the California স্বর্ণ Rush. I also প্রণয় movies. But despite this love, I have been constantly disappointed দ্বারা Hollywood's inability to create a first-rate movie about স্বর্ণ Rush.

I may have to take back my মতামত about Hollywood's inability to produce a first-rate movie অথবা টেলিভিশন production about the স্বর্ণ Rush. There were at least three that managed to impress me. Unfortunately, the latest film...
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"THE LADY VANISHES" (1938) Review


During a seventeen বছর period between 1922 and 1939, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock became one of the আরো prolific directors during the early years of British cinema. Films such as 1934's "THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" and 1935's "THE 39 STEPS" caught the attention of film critics and Hollywood producers. But it was 1938's "THE LADY VANISHES" that paved the way for Hitchcock to achieve Hollywood fame and fortune.

Based upon Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel, "The Wheel Spins", "THE LADY VANISHES" is about a young English woman named Iris Henderson, who stumbles...
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review

According to Hollywood legend, at least a handful of চলচ্চিত্র made during the period known as the Pre-Code Era (1929-1934) had pushed the boundaries of on-screen decency so deeply that they may have been responsible for the stringent enforcement of the Hays Code between the mid-1930s and the late 1960s. One of those চলচ্চিত্র happened to be MGM's 1932 comedy called "RED-HEADED WOMAN".

Based upon Katherine Brush's 1931 novel, "RED-HEADED WOMAN" told the story of Lilian "Lil" Andrews, a young secretary at the Legendre Company who uses sex to advance her position there...
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”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” (1956) Review

Based upon Jules Verne’s 1873 classic novel, ”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” is the story of a 19th century English gentleman named Phileas Fogg and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in eighty (80) days on a £20,000 wager set দ্বারা his বন্ধু at the Reform Club. Produced দ্বারা Michael Todd, the Academy Award winning film starred David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton.

Could someone please explain how ”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” managed to win the 1956 Best Picture Academy...
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"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

Sometime during World War II, novelist Raymond Chandler was hired দ্বারা Paramount Pictures to co-write the 1944 film classic, "DOUBLE INDEMNITY", with writer-director Billy Wilder. Another two years passed before the studio assigned him to write a post-war film noir movie, 1946’s "THE BLUE DAHLIA".

Directed দ্বারা George Marshall, ”THE BLUE DAHLIA” was about a U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant-Commander Johnny Morrison, who returns প্রথমপাতা to Los Angeles with his buddies and medically discharged crewmates, Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland. Buzz is prone to memory lapses...
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"THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD" (1938) Review

Back in 1938, the adventure film ”THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD”, was released in theaters for the first time. For many অনুরাগী and film critics, the swashbuckler is considered the definitive Errol Flynn movie. They also view his character, Sir Robin of Locksley, as the pinnacle of the Australian actor’s career.

There have been পূর্ববর্তি versions of the Robin ঘোমটা tale before and after. The other most famous versions are the 1922 silent film that starred Douglas Fairbanks and the 1950s TV series that starred Richard Greene. Like the other versions,...
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