The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Posts tagged Milos Forman.
A story about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same girl. Starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman - the supporting actors are big names and just as good. The story is funny, fresh and very well written, plus Norton made his debut as a director.
Best friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same girl, which they know from childhood days. However, neither of the men can pursue the relationship due to their religious beliefs: the priest cannot break his vow of celibacy and the rabbi cannot marry her since she is not Jewish.
I loved everything about this movie. I know its not a very accurate biography of Mozart, but if you want an entertaining, humorously and emotional movie with of course a great soundtrack, this ones perfect!
Mozart was a genius and this movie is more of a celebration of his art he created like no one else.
Won 8 Oscars
Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart’s music is divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he can’t understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument. Salieri’s envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is set to take revenge.
A partially idealized film of the true, controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. Directed by Milos Forman (who was nominated for an Oscar-best director) Woody Harrelson (who is nothing but great, and was also nominated of an Oscar), Courtney Love, Edward Norton…superb biographical account of smut publisher Larry Flynt and the uncomparable love affair with his doomed yet dedicated, bisexual, drug-addicted and tragically AIDS afflicted wife Althea Leasure (Love).
Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.
Based on the amazing novel by Ken Kesey. The movie shows how corrupt and poorly-constructed society’s approach to the “mentally unstable” is and how the McMurphy-like figure that we all wish we had fights for freedom of choice and basic human rights. Jack Nicholson is at his best and Danny DeVito can be seen in his very first acting role. The directing by Milos Forman is very well-done. One of the best movies of our time!
Won 5 Oscars
McMurphy thinks he can get out of doing work while in prison by pretending to be mad. His plan backfires when he is sent to a mental asylum. He tries to liven the place up a bit by playing card games and basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn.