Babette’s Feast was first published in the Ladies Home Journal, and later it appeared in Isak Dinesen’s Anecdotes of Destiny, published in 1958. The movie, directed by Gabriel Axel, received the Academy Award in 1986 for Best Foreign Film.
Hamlet is a tragedy of the “revenge” genre, in which the title character, and two other characters as well, seek revenge for their fathers’ deaths. It incorporates other major human themes, including love, justice, good and evil, and most notably, madness. This poster effectively captures the powerful themes. It is one of his best-known works,… Learn more ›
Neither wholly tragedy nor wholly comedy Don Quixote gives a panoramic view of the 17th-century Spanish society. Central characters are the elderly, idealistic knight, who sets out on his old horse Rosinante to seek adventure, and the materialistic squire Sancho Panza, who accompanies his master from failure to another. During his travels, Don Quixote’s overexcited… Learn more ›
One of the few ballets to have survived the Romantic era of the mid-1800s, “Giselle” tells the story of the title character, a young, innocent village maiden who’s in love with a man she knows only as Loys. In reality, the man is Albrecht, a nobleman disguised as a peasant—an already betrothed nobleman. When Giselle… Learn more ›
Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and then-newcomer Jon Voight in the title role.
Porgy and Bess was George Gershwin’s longest and most ambitious creation, but it was not truly successful during his lifetime. Some of the songs had achieved popularity before Gershwin’s death in 1937, but the work earned real approval and favor only after the 1940 Theater Guild presentation of a slightly revised version. For years it… Learn more ›
Also known as, “Love in Las Vegas (International: English title) and “Only Girl in Town”(USA) (working title) This was Elvis Presley’s most successful film in theatrical release, returning more than $5 million to MGM on an investment of less than $1 million. One of the best taglines for the movie: “Elvis is at the wheel… Learn more ›
The Godfather II, directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1974, is ranked as the 3rd greatest movie of all time by the Internet Movie Database, with its predecessor, The Godfather, ranked as number one. Godfather Part II is considered to be as good as or perhaps better than the original, which is not often the… Learn more ›
A profile of The Godfather himself, Marlon Brando. The film’s story spans ten years from late 1945 to late 1954 and early 1955, as the leader of a New York Mafia organization hands his family business over to his reluctant son. It is ranked as the third best American film in history by the American… Learn more ›
Guyot, the at-the-time celebrated Swiss marque of bicycling distinction, provides the public with an advertisement that is an intriguing study in contrasts. Obviously intended to show that the bike was the ideal ride for the easygoing Alpine flapper set, the manufacturers also make certain to list at bottom the compositional specifics that result in a… Learn more ›
Hair is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. The hippies introduce him to their environment of marijuana, acid, messed up relationships and wedding songs. Nominated for… Learn more ›
Directed by Benardo Bertolucci. The film is a character study of the kind of person who willingly “conforms” to the ideological fashions of his day. In addition to its strong storyline, the film is critically revered for the astonishing production design by Nedo Azzini, which, together with Vittorio Storaro’s camerawork, recreates the atmosphere of Fascist… Learn more ›
The movie The Blues Brothers, which cost around $38 million to make, was released in 1980 and, while initially it didn’ t do well at the Box Office, it has developed a world-wide cult following and is still regularly screened in cinemas around the world. It has developed into a cult classic, so popular that… Learn more ›
In decadent 1931 Berlin, life inside and outside the Kit Kat Klub is brilliantly told through the clever blend of story and musical numbers, as the outside world of Nazi politics grows into a brutal force, slowly affecting everyone. Cabaret has been described as “An exquisitely sculpted milestone in the history of the film musical”… Learn more ›