Discussion in 'Movies' started by Karin Schill, Sep 14, 2016.
Last chance to take part in this round.
Okay so the votes are counted and not so surprisingly our favorite movie from the 1930's is this classic:
Gone With The Wind (1939)
This movie follows Scarlett O'Hara's life during the Amerian Civil War. It's an epic romantic drama which places the fall of the old South in the center of it's plot. It also includes a classic love triangle as Scarlett is in love with Ashley Wilkes but he loves Melanie. Then later Scarlett meets the dashingly handsome Rhett Butler who is no gentleman. Gone With The Wind was produced by David O'Selznick and Clark Gable was offered the male lead while they did a wide search where they interviewed over 1000 girls for the heroine Scarlett. A role which Vivien Leigh eventually landed. Other noticable stars in the movie are: Olivia De Havilland and Leslie Howard. The movie is considered one of the most commercially successful movies ever and is also considered one of the greatest films of all time. It had two directors Victor Flemming and George Cukor. The movie is based on a book by Margaret Mitchell. It won 8 Oscars, including best picture, best supporting actress for Hattie McDaniel, who became the first African American to win an Oscar and a Best Leading Actress Award for Vivien Leigh.
You gave it a total of: 43 points.
Here's the original trailer for the winning movie:
Then here's the rest of the list:
The Wizard of Oz (1939) 26 p.
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs (1937) 22 p.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) 18 p.
Wuthering Heights (1939) 14 p.
Queen Christina (1933) 11 p.
At Ten Points:
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
At Nine Points:
Anna Karenina (1935)
At Eight Points:
The 39 Steps (1935)
Mata Hari (1931)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
At Seven Points:
Way Out West (1937)
Dark victory (1939)
At Six Points:
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
At Five Points:
Duck Soup (1933)
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
At Four Points:
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Storm in a Teacup (1937)
At Three Points:
Sons of the Desert (1933)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Fire Over England (1937)
At Two Points:
King Kong (1933)
Top Hat (1935)
Pensionat Paradiset (1937)
At One Point:
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Le Quai des Brumes (1938)
The lady vanishes (1938)
That's it for the 1930's. I want to thank everyone who's taken part in this round.
Okay so next up I figured we'd list movies by this contemporary star:
Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American movie star and producer. She was born on 20th June, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. When she was 4 year old her parents moved back to Australia where Nicole Kidman grew up together with a younger sister. She is of Irish, Scottish and English descent. Nicole Kidman realized that she wanted to become an actress when she was in High School. So she learnt drama at the Philip Street theatre and also at the Australian theatre for young people.
In 1983 Nicole Kidman did her acting debut in the Australian movie “Bush Christmas.” Within a couple of years she had become a well known star in Australia but International stardom eluded her until she starred opposite her future husband Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder (1990). During the 1990s Nicole Kidman rose to fame around the globe and since then she has been able to sustain a successful career.
In 2003 she won an Oscar for the movie The Hours (2002). She has also won four Golden Globes. Over all she’s starred in approximately 60 movies up to date. But which one of her movies is your favorite?
Totals: In August.
I hear she's a predatory bitch, but she's good actress. (Well, Scorpio Rising, duh..)
My favorite Kidman film by far is THE OTHERS (2001), but she's great in everything.
I beg to differ. I believe that Nicole had it with 1989's Dead Calm -- still my all-time favourite of hers to this day.
I've not seen many of her films so I'll just rank those I have watched:
Eyes Wide Shut
Killing of A Sacred Deer
I'm not particularly a fan. Hence the short list and the fact my second choice barely features her at all (I very nearly made it my #1 as it's the best film in my list. But it felt a little rude to do so in a Kidman round).
The Stepford Wives
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Im with @Mel O'Drama and not a huge fan
I used to think she was so pretty with her lovely cork screw hair and colour
now she looks washed out and botoxed to the hilt with an immovable face
I absolutely loved her in TV drama called
Bangkok Hilton with Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving - it was brilliant and recommend it - she is set up by a boyfriend as a drug mule and gets caught in Thailand, its just great
The railway man
The Others (i fell asleep during this at the cinema!!)
That's cool. Feel free to list more Kidman films that you've enjoyed.
You know I debated with myself whether to put that movie or Days of Thunder as the film that catapulted her to International stardom. But went with Days of Thunder since it was a bigger commercial success worldwide. Dead Calm earned her critical acclaim in the USA but I don't think it was as successful as Days of Thunder at the box office.
Anyway I hope you will list more Nicole Kidman movies that you like too.
I'm looking forward to watching BOY ERASED later this year.
1. The Others
2. Far & Away
3. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Dead Calm
6. The Invasion
7. Cold Mountain
Too bad we can't list the mini-series she's been in, cause she was absolutely terrific in Top of the Lake, Bangkok Hilton and Big Little Lies.
1. The Railway Man
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Before I Go To Sleep
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Cold Mountain
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