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Top American Movies

Mattermap door Elizabeth Vinette 01 december 2017

Top 4 US movies

  • Casablanca

    • Casablanca won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Curtiz) and Best Screenplay (Philip and Julius Epstein and Howard Koch) and received the following Academy Award nominations: Humphrey Bogart, Best Actor; Claude Rains, Best Supporting Actor; Arthur Edeson, Cinematography; Owen Marks, Film Editing; Max Steiner, Musical Score ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's top 100 American Films of all time AFI catalog of Feature Films Bron: catalog.afi.com 29/11/2017
    • The second component is the idea of elevation, proposed by Haidt (2003). It's a strange feeling of warmth and inspiration that occurs when one sees someone doing something altruistic, like helping a stranger, or behaving in a decent way when self-interest would urge them otherwise. Elevation is a moral emotion, and Haidt’s work fits well with research by Zillmann (2000), who has shown that in fiction we are all moral monitors, constantly evaluating the moral quality of each character’s actions, feeling warmly towards a liked character who acts well, and angry at a disliked character who acts badly. Algoe and Haidt (2009) have shown in a range of studies that elevation is an emotional response to someone who acts in a good way. Mediated by this emotion, the act is contagious, and motivates the person who sees it towards behaving in the same kind of way. A difficulty of portraying it in a movie is that too often it can seem soppy. In Casablanca, with Bogart’s toughness, Bergman’s innocence, and the writers’ wit, there’s no soppiness. This film can move us over and over again. ...»
      OnFiction Why People Love the Film Casablanca OnFiction Bron: OnFiction 30/11/2017
    • Casablanca is a perfect classic in almost every way. It tells a story of romantic love and personal sacrifice (essential themes of storytelling/human life), stars the biggest actors of the era, and is set during a specific and important time in world history. So you have a timeless, universal story taking place during WWII starring Bogart and Bergman, who were already famous and would only become more so over the next decade; it's not hard to see why the movie has had lasting appeal. ...»
      Marcus William Heleker Why do people like Casablanca Quora Bron: Quora 30/11/2017
    • The structure of the movie is also unique, the events of the movie are not presented chronologically and they do not respect the classical narrative pattern, which usually consists of the initial undisturbed situation, the disturbance and then the return to the initial stable state or what Tzvetan Todorov defines as “the move from equilibrium through disequilibrium to a new equilibrium”. ...»
      Ouidyane Elouardaoui Why Casablanca remains a unique classic film? Morocco World News Bron: Morocco World News 30/11/2017
  • The God Father

    • The picture broke many box-office records. A 7 Sep 1972 DV news item estimated that the final Labor Day weekend tally for The Godfather would reveal that it had grossed at least $75,000,000 in North America, thus becoming the highest grossing film of all time and supplanting Gone With the Wind , which had earned $72,900,000 ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's 100 greatest american movies of all time AFI Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • first film in history to reach $100,000,000 in domestic box-office grosses and, according to an article in The Sunday Telegraph (London) , the worldwide box office for the film was $114,000,000 by late Aug 1972. According to a 26 Dec 1990 HR article, the picture eventually grossed $133,700,000 in its North American theatrical run. According to a 13 Dec 1972 LAT article, profits were so high for The Godfather that earnings for Gulf & Western Industries, Inc., which owned Paramount Pictures, jumped from seventy-seven cents per share to three dollars and thirty cents a share for the year. ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's greates american movies of all time AFI Catalogue of Feature Films Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Screenplay based on material from another medium. The picture also received three nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Caan, Duvall and Pacino) and nominations in the categories of Director, Costume Design (Anna Hill Johnstone), Film Editor (William Reynolds and Peter Zinner) and Sound (Bud Grenzbach, Richard Portman and Christopher Newman). ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's top 100 american movies of all time AFI Catalogue of Feature Films Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • Taking a best-selling novel of more drive than genius (Mario Puzo's The Godfather), about a subject of something less than common experience (the Mafia), involving an isolated portion of one very particular ethnic group (first-generation and second-generation Italian-Americans), Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment. ...»
      Vincent Canby Movie Review The New York Times Bron: The New York Times online 29/11/2017
  • The Wizard of OZ

    • A number of other films and plays have been based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or other “Oz” books by L. Frank Baum. In 1902, a stage version of the book opened in Chicago. A great success, the play, which reached Broadway on 21 Jan 1903, featured David C. Montgomery as the “Tin Woodman” and Fred Stone as “The Scarecrow” and toured the country. In 1908, author Baum produced a stage show entitled Fairylogue and Radio-Plays that included filmed scenes with characters from the Oz books, and in 1914 Baum formed the Oz Film Manufacturing Co., which produced four feature films, three of which were based on Oz books ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's top 100 american movies of all time AFI Catalogue of Feature Films Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • According to the Library of Congress, The Wizard of Oz (from 1939) is the most watched film ever. This is due in part to its regular broadcast on network TV beginning in the 1950s.
      Iian Shrira Why 'The Wizard of Oz' is the most popular film of all time Psychology Today Bron: Psychology Today 30/11/2017
    • The Wizard of Oz enthrals the imagination, transporting the viewer on an immersive journey into a magically surreal land full of dark adventures and symbolic undertones. Watching it as a child, adult or even scholar leaves the film open to unlimited and broad interpretations. Considering the book celebrated its centenary and the film not far behind, The Wizard of Oz has captured American visions and worldwide imaginations to this day. ...»
      Bethen Morgan The Wizard of Oz a Contempary Cult Film Culture Trip Bron: Culture Trip 30/11/2017
    • Although CBS had options to show ''The Wizard of Oz'' nine times, no one expected the movie to run more than three times. Contrary to everyone's expectations, the film has become more valuable to the television networks over the years. When it is broadcast on Friday night CBS will be paying M-G-M $1 million. Theatrical ticket sales for ''The Wizard'' have earned M-G-M something less than $6 million. With CBS's 1981 contract providing $1 million a year through 1985, television has brought M-G-M nearly $15 million. ...»
      Aljean Harmetz "Wizard of Oz" a TV success Story The New York Times Bron: the New York Times.com 30/11/2017
  • Star wars

    • Star Wars was adapted into television specials, radio shows, concert performances, video games, and various spin-offs. It was followed by two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980, see entry) and Return of the Jedi (1983, see entry), as well as a trilogy of prequels, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, see entry), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002, see entry), and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, see entry). In addition, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released in 2008, and as of Dec 2013, the Walt Disney Company was in pre-production for Star Wars: Episode VII with the three stars of Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford cast in their original roles. J. J. Abrams was set to direct the picture for a projected release date in 2015. ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's top 100 american films of all time AFI Catalogue of Feature Films Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • Star Wars received six Academy Awards in the categories: Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound, and Visual Effects. In addition, Ben Burtt, who was credited for “Special Dialogue and Sound Effects,” won a Special Achievement Award “for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in Star Wars.” The picture was also nominated for four Academy Awards in the categories: Actor in a Supporting Role (Alec Guinness), Directing, Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen—based on factual material or on story material not previously published or produced), and Best Picture. Star Wars was recognized seven times in AFI Top 100 lists, ranking #13 on AFI’s 10th Anniversay Edition of “100 Years…100 Movies,” as well as #1 on “100 Years of Film Scores,” #8 on “100 Years…100 Movie Quotes,” #14 on “100 Years…100 Heroes & Villians,” #27 on “100 Years…100 Thrills,” and #39 on “100 Years…100 Cheers.” George Lucas was honored with an AFI Life Achievement Award in 2005. ...»
      American Film Institute AFI's top 100 american films of all time American Film Institute Catalogue Bron: AFI 29/11/2017
    • Star Wars changed the world. Well, at least the world of popular culture. It was the first epic science fiction space adventure to be told on a grand scale.

      It was the first film to jump in to the ma
      rketing community. Since the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977 Lucasfilm has licensed nearly $25 billion worth of products from action figures to video games to books. ...»
      Why Is Star Wars so Popular? Derek Togerson NBC sandiego Bron: NBCsandiego.com 30/11/2017
    • the film resonated with its audience like no other. It was a combination of the classic hero's journey storyline, the appealing matching of actors to their roles, the immersive world shown on the screen, the merging of the science fiction technology and fantasy of the Force, and the blend of action and humor that appealed to the sense of wonder and fun in everyone's inner child. ...»
      David Mullich Why is Star Wars so popular? Why are the films so good? Quora Bron: Quora 30/11/2017
  • Fight Club

    • When I first read the book in my mid-20s, it wasn’t a profound literary experience, but rather something visceral — maybe culturally akin to watching “Pulp Fiction” for the first time, if “Pulp Fiction” had a moral (amoral?) center. While “Fight Club” is violent and funny, it’s also a book about despair, isolation, pessimism, and slackerism. Palahniuk’s lean sentences toy with unpleasant notions; his characters speak about men in a ways they understand but rarely express. I’m not sure there is any other book quite like it. ...»
      David Harsanyi Why Fight Club Still Matters The Federalist Bron: The Federalist 30/11/2017
    • “There is a kind of new Victorianism,” Palahniuk told the interviewer. “Every generation gets offended by different things, but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.” Palahniuk went on to say that the “modern Left is always reacting to things. Once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended.” ...»
      David Harsanyi Why Fight Club Still Matters The Federalist Bron: The Federalist 30/11/2017
    • Fight Club is one of the most unique films I have ever seen. In addition to presenting a rather fresh take on life, FC also presents its material in a fresh way. My main interest in the film is in that, in my opinion, it does not present characters for us to think about. Rather, it presents actions for us to think about. I will say that I cannot recall *ever* having been "asked" by a film to both suspend my disbelief the way this film asks in its third act AND at the same time come to terms with an understanding that there is no room--or need--for disbelief. ...»
      Users Reviews A Unique Film IMDb Bron: IMDb 30/11/2017

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