Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s. Charles Drouet, a salesman she met on the train, comes to her rescue, invites her to dine at Fitzgerald's where the manager George Hurstwood sends over a bottle of champagne. Stay in Drouet's apartment. He will be on the road 10 days. When she leaves the apartment many months later -- on a train bound for New York -- her traveling companion is Hurstwood. Why is he in such a hurry? Written by Dale O'Connor
Turns out the real little of Drieser's novel was HURSTWOOD. Seems driven more by Hollywood code than artistic vision, but Olivier and Jones are always fun to watch.
Laurence Olivier and Jennifer Jones are quite awful in Carrie, completely lacking the romantic chemistry necessary to make their doomed romance meaningful. Neither gives a believable performance, so their meaty arcs amount to insignificant melodrama. I know Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" is considered a classic, but the story as told in this adaptation is pulpy, nonsensical, and has muddled themes on morality and class. The Oscar-nominated sets and costumes are sufficiently stylish.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Rear Window
- Mr. Arkadin
- Bezhin Lug
- Boudu Saved from Drowning
- Modern Times
All the films from Histoire(s) du cinéma in order of first appearance. From the DVD website:
Undeniably a work of…
- Tables Turned on the Gardener
- You, the Living
- Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine
- Tillie's Punctured Romance
- The Birth of a Nation
Updated in response to comments - 1,000 films from 1895 to 2007 selected by authoritative film historian David Thomson for…