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The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 war film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked Terrence Malick's return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. Malick adapted the screenplay himself from the novel of the same name by James Jones, which had previously been adapted in a 1964 film. The film features a large ensemble cast.
The project took 20 years to make as Malick spent years researching and deciding whether or not to do it. Once it was announced that he would be returning to filmmaking, many big name movie stars expressed interest in appearing in the film, including Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. During filming, Malick forbade producers Robert Michael Geisler and John Roberdeau to show up in Australia where the film was being made because they had refused to give up above-the-title production credit to on-location producer George Stevens Jr. Billy Bob Thornton, Martin...
White Squall is a 1996 movie directed by Ridley Scott, starring Jeff Bridges and John Savage. The film co-starred Scott Wolf and Ryan Phillippe.
The plot is based around the fate of the schooner Albatross, which sank on 2 May, 1961, allegedly because of a white squall. The film relates the ill fated summer school sailing trip led by Dr. Christopher B. Sheldon (Jeff Bridges), whom the boys call "Skipper". In the film four people aboard the ship perish, whereas in reality six people died in the incident.
Dr. Sheldon created the sailor's creed, "Where we go one, we go all!" which epitomizes the bond of all sailors as well as people of the world, "We're all in the same boat!"
Do the Right Thing is a 1989 motion picture produced, written, directed by and starring Spike Lee and released by Universal Pictures. The film tells a tale of bigotry and racial conflict in a multi-ethnic community in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on the hottest day of the year. It stars Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, and John Turturro. Do the Right Thing marks the feature film debuts of both Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez. It is the second film role ever for Samuel L. Jackson, who plays DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy, an alternative voice of the author to Spike Lee's character.
In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. A Criterion Collection DVD of Do the Right Thing has been released: it is no. 97 in the Criterion series. In 2007, the American Film Institute listed the film as the...,
Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the Salvadoran civil war. While trying to get footage, he becomes entangled with both leftist guerrillas and rightist military. It stars James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Tony Plana, Cynthia Gibb, Juan Fernandez and José Carlos Ruiz. The movie, despite its serious subject matter, is presented as a political thriller through the eyes of Boyle.
The movie was written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and was directed by Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone's portrayal is strongly sympathetic towards the left wing and Communist tendencies. He is strongly critical towards the rightwing military, and the Mono Blanco deathsquads. His portrayal of the Catholic Church reflects his political views. This is exemplified in the political sermon of Archbishop Romero, where the Catholic prelate is made to contradict himself and Catholic Social doctrine.
Hair is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. The hippies introduce him to their countercultural lifestyle of marijuana, LSD, "be-ins", and protests.
The film was directed by Miloš Forman, who was nominated for a César Award for his work on the film. Cast members include Treat Williams, John Savage, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Dacus of the rock band Chicago, Annie Golden, Nell Carter, Ellen Foley as well as Johnny Maestro, Jim Rosica and Fred Ferrara of the rock group The Brooklyn Bridge. Dance scenes were cheoreographed by Twyla Tharp and performed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation.
The movie begins in a small town in Oklahoma, where Claude Bukowski (John Savage) is boarding a bus for New York City, to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. Once he arrives in New York, he encounters a tribe of hippies in Central Park ("The Tribe"),...,