Ship Of Fools

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stanley Kramer followed his successful Judgment At Nuremberg with another epic-length World War II-themed drama. This one takes place in the mid-thirties, on a cruise liner setting sail from Mexico on its way to Germany. On board is a huge assortment of characters, all played by an internationally famous cast including … More Ship Of Fools

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That Hamilton Woman

BBB.5 (out of 5) Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier play Emma Hamilton and Captain Horatio Nelson, who defied their rigid, early 19th-century society by becoming lovers despite being married to other people. She is the young bride to the ageing ambassador to Britain in the court of Naples, whose home he visits between military victories for the … More That Hamilton Woman

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Anna Karenina (1948)

BB.5 (out of 5) Vivien Leigh tries but she can’t recapture the glamour and tragedy of the Greta Garbo version. This adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, which like all the film versions concentrates on melodramatic romance and not its social implications, is sumptuously produced but shallow. Leigh is the aristocratic Russian woman who falls in … More Anna Karenina (1948)

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Gone With The Wind (1939)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1939.  Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Hal C. Kern.  Academy Awards 1939. Like I could possibly say anything that hasn’t … More Gone With The Wind (1939)

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