Posts tagged Gene Hackman.
A film adaption from J.R. Salamanca’s novel, directed Robert Rossen starring Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg, who plays Lilith. The story is of a young war veteran who returns home and seeks a job at the local mental institute. There he gets too involved with several of the patients and learns much about their past, which reflects the tragedy in his own life involving his mother. One of the best movies that deals with insanity in an honest and true way, not only avoiding the cliché’ but completely reversing it and debunking the stereotype. Robert Rossen is a great director, one of the most under-appreciated ones. Wonderful supporting cast from Kim Hunter and Peter Fonda as well as a brilliant cameo by Gene Hackman.
A mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, their relationship deepens and intensifies, and the differences between them begin to blur, leading to a shocking, but oddly logical conclusion.
This movie has some of Hollywood’s most finest actors; Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman-who’s hilarious as Lex.
SO the acting is great but the special affects are very 70s. And still, I think this is the best Superman film ever.
The Plot should be known:
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest super-hero.
Great movie with Hackman in the lead role. Good script and directing.The exciting car chase sequence in this movie is now legendary, and is arguably the best one ever filmed, but there is so much more to this film than just that. ‘The French Connection’ is a superb movie, and still better than just about any similar Hollywood crime thriller made in the last few years. Highly recommended!
Won 5 Oscars
William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.
Crime | Drama
This movie is a remake of a French movie ‘Garde a Vue’ with a wonderful cast. I like the way it was shot, its told by back flashing to the days certain things happen. Thats how it stays opaque until the end.
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder of a teenager. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer…
Gene Hackman plays Henry Hearst, a successful attorney in San Juan, Puerto Rico who lives an apparently blissful life of luxury, he’s got money, respect, a gorgeous house on the coast and most of all, a stunningly beautiful young trophy wife, Chantal (Monica Belluci)
Bonnie and Clyde, classic! Brilliant acting, directing, and the sophisticated concept of colorfully accurate costuming, establishes “Bonnie and Clyde” as a stellar production in the Hollywood paradigm for films.
Won 2 Oscars
A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run.
I love this movie! every character is so original, the sense of humor is great and you really just enjoy every minute of this movie!
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.