Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Grass Harp


The Grass Harp added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Dramas and Documentaries.

Based on the story by Truman Capote.

"This film is based on Capote's bittersweet memoir of him as a boy spending his time with two maiden aunts, Laurie and Spacek. The fine cast is headed by Laurie as the more pixilated of the two ladies. There are some rough edges, but it's worth a look," reports The Films of the Nineties.

Movie: The Grass Harp

Book:The Grass Harp by Truman Capote
The Films of the Nineties
Dramas and Documentaries

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Dramas and Documentaries

Based on "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie.

The 2017 film, opening November 10, is a remake of a 1974 film based on Christie's 1934 novel in which thirteen strangers are stranded on a train where everyone's a suspect for a murder. Inspector Hercule Poirot must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Movie: Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
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Dramas and Documentaries

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.

Based on the novel by Robert Heinlein.

"Sometime in the distant future four young people are caught up in the war between Earth's World Federation and an alien insectoid race, the 'Bugs,' which has attacked Earth by hurling asteroids at its cities," reports The Films of the Nineties.

Movie: Starship Troopers
Book: Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
The Films of the Nineties
Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Classic Dramas and Documentaries.

Based on the novel by John Grisham, this is the story of a law student (Julia Roberts) who uncovers the plot behind the assassination of two Supreme Court justices. Denzel Washington plays the journalist who comes to her aid, helping her survive when her detective works gets too close to explosing  the culprits.

As with most Grisham novel adaptations, "the wrapup doesn't live up to the promise of the beginning," according to The Films of the Nineties.

Movie: The Pelican Brief
Book: The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
The Films of the Nineties
Classic Dramas and Documentaries

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Soundtracks by John Williams.


This 4-CD set offers a comprehensive collections of film music by one of the 20th century's greatest composers, John Williams.

The compilation traces 40 years of film music, performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman, Nic Raine and Mario Klemens. There are 45 selections from 36 films, including:

Sugarland Express
Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Empire of the Sun
Always
Hook
Jurassic Park
Schindler's List
Amistad
Saving Private Ryan
A.I.
Minority Report
Catch Me If You Can
The Rare Breed
Jane Eyre
The Cowboys
The Poseidon Adventure
Towering Inferno
Family Plot
The Fury
Superman
Dracula
The River
The Witches of Eastwick
Born on the 4th of July
Presumed Innocent
JFK
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The Music of John Williams:40 Years of Film Music
Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Borrowers

The Borrowers added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Dramas and Documentaries.

Based on "The Borrowers" series of books by Mary Norton. The Films of the Nineties describes this as a "so-so rendition of the tales from Mary Norton's popular books about a race of tiny people known as "Borrowers."

The family Clock, all borrowers, must foil the plans of a greedy lawyer (John Goodman) who plans to raze the house they share with a normal-size family in order to build his "Pottersville."

Movie: The Borrowers
The Complete Adventures of The Borrowers by Mary Norton
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Kids and Family