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1,071 wordsPlatoon was filmed in 1986, and directed by Oliver Stone. The production studio that produced the film was Orion Pictures. The lead characters include Sergeant Barns, played by Tom Berenger, Sergeant Elias, played by Willem Dafoe, and Chris, played by Charlie Sheen. Chris is the ignorant college boy who comes to Vietnam on his will because he feels lost back home. The character is based off the director Oliver Stone, who dropped out of Yale to join the war effort. Although he is glad to get away...
Apollo 13 Space Mission
671 wordsApollo 13 was filmed in 1995 by director Ron Howard, and Universal Studios. The lead characters where Jim Lovell played by Tom Hanks, Fred Haise played by Bill Paxton, Jack Swigert played by Kevin Bacon, Ken Matingly played by Gary Sin ise, Gene Kranz played by Ed Harris, and Marilyn Lovell played by Kathleen Quinlan d. The Apollo 13 space mission was put together to fast and destined to have major mistakes in it. Originally Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Ken Matingly are scheduled to be the astron...
1,488 wordsPenny Marshall has directed six films in her career: 'The Preachers Wife' (1996), 'Renaissance Man' (1994), 'A League of Their Own' (1992), 'Awakenings' (1990), 'Big' (1998), and 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' (1986). We know Penny best from her stint in Laverne and Shirley (1976-1983) as the hilarious Laverne De Fazio. After the series was cancelled Laverne appeared in some pictures until her directorial debut in 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. This film was pretty much a bomb and Penny gained credibility as a dir...
Film's Signature Scene
956 wordsReview Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Jurassic Park English 115 December 1996 Trainspotting Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle. Set among the junkies and thugs of Edinburgh's slums and made by (director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald) that created 'Shallow Grave,' 'Trainspotting " caused a sensation in Britain, where it took in more money than any U.K. film except 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and ignited strong cont...
West Side Story
783 wordsIn 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the film, I think...
1,288 words"A Clockwork Orange" is a very different movie. It has everything a movie should have, but the plot is quite disturbing, especially for the time it came out. I have personally watched this film several times to find the meaning, and every time I watch it I come up with a different one. I am going to try to explain what this film contains as well as try to explain the plot. "A Clockwork Orange" is a story of a young man whose principle interests are rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven. It's about...
Of Hitchcocks Films
676 wordsNorth by Northwest was created in 1959. It is an exciting, classic Alfred Hitchcock caper thriller. The box-office hit film is one of the most entertaining movies ever made and one of Hitchcocks most famous suspense / mystery stories that were created during his entire career. The quick-paced, glamorous espionage thriller contains a tongue-in-cheek odyssey away from the city. One of the films posters advertised: Only Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock ever gave you so much suspense in so many direc...
Coppola's Film The Godfather
1,060 wordsFrancis Ford Coppola was born April 7th, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but he grew up in New York in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola was a composer and musician, and gave Francis a middle name that was after the "Ford Sunday Evening Hour" which was a performance his father played the flute for. His mother also in the entertainment business, was an actress. Growing up in Queens and on Long Island, he suffered through polio at age 9 and grew into a high sch...
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