...Gary Cooper to Patrcia Neal (The Fountainhead) to
1. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL-1951-SCIENCE FICTION
DIRECTOR: Robert Wise
STARS: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, Hugh Marlowe
PLOT: Peaceful alien lands on a paranoid Earth, gets shot, escapes the hospital to understand humans. Everyone is full of fear making Gort one unhappy robot.
QUOTE: Gort! Klamath Barada Nikto
OSCAR NOMS: Nil
OSCAR. WINS: Nil
LOVE: That cool music by Bernard Hermann
FAVOURITE SCENE: when everything comes to a standstill
FAVOURITE CHARACTER: Gort!
TIDBITS: The doorman to Graumann'sChinese Theatre played Gort because he was so tall but he was a 99 lb weakling and couldn't lift Patricia Neal ( hidden wires were used)
SIX DEGREES(MORE OR LESS) OF SEPARATION: Patricia Neal to Gray Cooper( The Fountainhead) to Burt Lancaster(Vera Cruz) to Katherine Hepburn(The Rainmaker) to Anthony Hopkins ( The Lion in Winter) to ...
DIRECTOR: Francis Ford Coppola
STARS: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Waits
PLOT: Toothy bad boy comes to England and finds his reincarnated wife..romance, blood, bats & rats ensue.
QUOTE: Children of the night, what beautiful music they make.
OSCAR NOMS: Art Direction
OSCAR WINS: Best Costume, Sound Editing, Makeup
LOVE: I love both the great cinematography and the music
FAVOURITE SCENE: Old Dracula helps Johnathon shave( apparently Gary Oldman was a bit drunk during this scene)
FAVOURISTE CHARACTER: Dracula!
TIDBITS: Coppola didn't want to use all the new CGI so he went very old school with many tricks first done in the silent era. The only computer graphic is the blue flames. Also during rehearsal, all was a ok but when when filming began, they openly disliked each other and no one knows why.
SIX DEGREES (MORE OR LESS) OF SEPARATION: Anthony Hopkins to Katherine Hepburn (Lion in Winter) to.....til tomorrow.