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Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema.1971 proved to be a turning point in his career. He directed his first movie, the thriller Play Misty for Me (1971. Eastwood surprised yet again. First with his western, Unforgiven (1992), which garnered him his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor, as well as wins as Best Director and producer of the Best Picture. Eastwood rose to prominence once again, starring opposite Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman in what is arguably the best film of his career: Million Dollar Baby (2004). A critical and commercial triumph, the movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as earning Eastwood a second nomination for Best Actor and win for Best Director. After this he took a four-year acting hiatus before starring in Gran Torino (2008). This film grossed $30 million during its opening weekend in January 2009, making him the oldest leading man to reach #1 at the box office. After starring in iconic movies for four decades, Clint Eastwood has proved himself to be the longest-running movie star. Although he is aging now and focusing more on directing, his career as a director continues to thrive with the award-winning films Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), and Changeling (2008)
Films Directed by Otto Preminger (38) He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage. He alternated between stage and film until the great success of Laura (1944) made him an A-list director in Hollwyood. For two decades after "Laura was released in 1944, Preminger ranked as one of the top directors in the world
According to film historian Bowles, Lumet succeeded in becoming a leading drama filmmaker partly because "his most important criterion [when directing] is not whether the actions of his protagonists are right or wrong, but whether their actions are genuine." And where those actions are "justified by the individual's conscience, this gives his heroes uncommon strength and courage to endure the pressures, abuses, and injustices of others." His films have thereby continually given us the "quintessential hero acting in defiance of peer group authority and asserting his own code of moral values.
Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. He starts the clock and leaves.
How far would you go to win the ultimate job?
Those who are adept will solve the "exam" in short order.
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An Introduction to Joe's Collage List of Movies.
Alfred Hitchcock is usually credited with directing 62 films, but he was also involved with other films and an iconic television series.
While the exact origins of film noir are impossible to pinpoint, no director worked within the genre more consistently or more brilliantly than Fritz Lang. Bringing to the screen an obsessive and fatalistic world populated by a rogues' gallery of strange and twisted characters, Lang staked out a uniquely hostile corner of the cinematic universe; despair, isolation, helplessness -- all found refuge in the shadows of his work. A product of German Expressionist thought, he explored humanity at its lowest ebb, with a distinctively rich and bold visual sensibility which virtually defined film noir long before the term was even coined.Born Friedrich Christian Anton Lang in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1890, he initially studied to become an artist and architect, later serving in the Austrian army during World War I and earning an honorable discharge after being wounded four times. He first entered the German film industry as a writer, penning a series of horror movies and thrillers beginning with 1917's Hilde Warren Und Der Tod. In 1919, he and director Robert Wiene teamed on the script of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and although Lang exited in the pre-production stages to begin work on another project, his major contribution to the story -- a framing device ultimately revealing the story line to have been a dream -- went on to rank among the most imitated structural techniques in history.As a director, Lang debuted in 1919 with the now-lost Halbblut.
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Joe's Collage IMDb Movies@IMDb
Alfred Hitchcock's Filmography@IMDb
Clint Eastwood's Filmography@IMDb
Coen Brothers Filmography@IMDbMo
Otto Preminger's Filmography@IMDb
Sidney Lumet's Filmography@IMDd
The "Exam" For Film Buffs
50 Noteworthy Movies
Coen Brothers(Joel & Ethan), Produced 18 Films from 1984 thru 2013.
Other works: Crimewave (1985) - film written by the Coens and Sam Raimi, directed by Sam Raimi
Bad Santa (2003) - film starring Billy Bob Thornton, produced by the Coens
Paris, je t'aime (2006) - TUILERIES - an entertaining sequence by the Coen brothers.
Romance & Cigarettes (2006) - film produced by the Coens and written and directed by John Turturro
Suburbicon (TBA) - film written and produced by the Coens, directed by George Clooney
Darkman (1990) – A film by friend and sometimes Collaboator Sam Raimi. Joel and Ethan did uncredited work on the script and make a brief cameo in the film as extras.
The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way (2001) – A collection of poems and limericks written by Ethan Coen.
Almost an Evening (2008) – A series of three one-act off-Broadway plays written by Ethan Coen.
Chacun son cinéma: "World Cinema" segment movie
Gates of Eden (1998)(Book) - a collection of short stories written by Ethan Coen...
Joe's Collage List of Movies, offers the viewer a broad choice of film history. I've posted a sampling of 3,282 movies viewed and critiqued throughout the years.
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