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There is a three way tie for films that won the most Academy Awards. As of 2018 the record stands at 11.
Director/Screenwriter James Cameron wrote and Directed one and it amazed me. He took
a story out of the history books that we all knew the ending of and included not
only a second but a third story to give it new life. The overall storyline; A
seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard
the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. This film won 11 Academy
The question from some of my film study Students is, should we watch the Godfather trilogy customized for television with less violence and language and shown in chronological order or watch the films as they were shown to audiences upon their release?
Master Director Francis Ford Coppola is able to maintain
an amazing balance of powerful character driven stories written by Mario Puzo,
peppered with the ruthless violence we expect from a gangster film in this
multi-generational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Film Study Fight Club 1996
Actors bringing Characters to life
In 1996 a new author, Chuck Palahniuk, wrote a quirky
novel called Fight Club. In 1999 Fight Club was made into a quirky flick. And
within a couple years it became a Cult Classic. Not everyone likes this film,
but I do. Actor Brad Pitt has proved himself over and over to be first class
in his craft. From the first time I saw him walk away in “Thelma and Louise” to
his virtuous role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in “Interview with a Vampire” I knew
he was going to be iconic.
Films that made a difference
When counterculture novelist,Ken Kasey wrote One flew over the cuckoo's nest
he created a character
named Randle Patrick McMurphy literally. Played impeccably by Jack Nicholson
who makes this film dance with intense highs and brutal lows. The film itself
is bipolar. With a back up cast from Heaven and a Antagonist from Hell. It all
fits in this 1975 Academy Award winning best picture drama that made me want to
run from the Theater like Chief ran from the institution.
From my best of the best list #10 out of 10 Academy
Award best picture nominated films that didn't win but should have: 1932's "I am
a Fugitive from a Chain Gang".
Absolutely amazing work from Actor Paul Muni. It will
send shivers down your spine and should join "The Grapes of Wrath" in its
portrayal of 1930's Depression era America. Brilliant and political changing in
its day. It joins Citizen Kane for a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes for a
nominated but didn't win champion film.