FC: Film Exploration Assignment Deanna Fujita 3/9/08
1: ACTION ADVENTURE & EPIC/BLOCKBUSTER | Scarface (1983) Starring: Al Pacino Directed by: Brian DePalma
2: COMEDY | Tommy Boy Tommy Boy was released in 1995 and stared the comedic duo of David Spade and Chris Farley. I chose to include this movie because in my opinion it is a great comedy. The acting and chemistry between the leads is very strong, and captivates the audience. The script is very well written and leaves you with memorable lines such as "Son of a...That's gonna leave a mark!" The tragic death of Chris Farley before his time adds to the films importance. He was a comedic genius, and added just the right amount of goofy humor to David Spade's more dry humor. How may of us will forget the "Fat man in a little coat" scene?
3: DRAMA | Forrest Gump Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks was released to audiences in 1994. Hanks portrayal of a mentally handicap man won over the hearts of many movie goers. This movie includes many important events in American history including the music of Elvis Presley, and the Vietnam War. Forrest is not dealt the greatest hand by life, but perseveres none the less to win the Congressional Medal of Honor, and become a world famous ping pong player. Arguably the main point of the movie is the love story between Forrest and his childhood love Jenny. Forrest has much to be proud of but his greatest accomplishment is his son with Jenny. This is great story of human perseverance and has the ability to lift the sprits, while pulling on heart strings.
4: HORROR | NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) Starring: Robert Englund Directed by: Wes Craven
5: MUSICAL | GREASE (1978) Starring: John Travolta and Olivia Newton John Directed by: Randal Kleiser
6: ROMANCE | THE NOTEBOOK In 2004 The Notebook opened to audiences worldwide. It introduced us to Noah and Allie, the greatest love story of our time. This movie is based off of the book by the same name, written by Nicholas Sparks. The story starts out with an old man telling a story to an old woman. She does not know the man, but he seems to know her. He then tells the story of Noah and Allie. They are teenagers from different sides of the tracks that fall madly in love over the summer. Between nosey parents and self-doubt their romance is ended, but not in their hearts. As time goes on we learn that the older couple are married and have several children but the woman knows nothing of this. We later learn the though everything this couple is Noah and Allie still very much in love. It is a wonderfully written love story that touched most of the people i know, men included. This is not your ordinary chick flick people.
7: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY | HARRY POTTER (2001-) Starring: Daniel Radcliff Directed by: Chris Columbus (1&2), Mike Nevell (3), Alfonso Cuarn (4), David Yates (5)
8: DOCUMENTARY | SUPERSIZE ME Starring: Morgan Spurlock Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
9: WAR | SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) Starring: Tom Hanks Matt Damon Directed by: Steven Spielberg
10: WESTERN | RIO BRAVO (1959) Starring: John Wayne Directed By: Howard Hawks
11: CARTOON | WALT DISNEY'S CINDERELLA (1950) Starring: Ilene Woods Directed by: Clyde Geronimi Wilfred Jackson Hamilton Luske