Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Greatest Story Ever Told
George Stevens' epic production. "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" It is towards this climactic crossroads that the story of Jesus of Nazareth leads, and to which, at the final moment, it again looks back in triumphant retrospect. It is the anguishing crossroads where the eternal questions of faith and doubt become resolved. Star-studded cast includes Max Von Sydow (as Jesus), Dorothy McGuire (as Mary), Robert Loggia (as Joseph), Charlton Heston (as John the Baptist), Michael Anderson, Jr., Robert Blake, Jamie Farr, David McCallum, Roddy McDowall, Ina Balin, Janet Margolin, Sidney Poitier, Carroll Baker, Pat Boone, Van Heflin, Sal Mineo, Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, John Wayne, Telly Savalas, Angela Lansbury, Paul Stewart, Harold J. Stone, Martin Landau, Joseph Schildkraut, Victor Buono, Jose Ferrer, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Richard Conte and Cyril Delevanti.
This is long, but worth watching simply for the amazing cast of actors.
When George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told originally arrived in theaters, either the critics and its public perception felt it was too monumentally epic, too minutely detailed and merely a progression of events which were accurately depicted from the Bible. But from every other preceding Christ adaptation, including Nicholas Ray's King of Kings, this film wasn't really about the life of Christ at all. It focused on his message as a spiritual leader, with not only shattering healing scenes for the crippled, but lengthy, intimate moments shared between his disciples. And to top it off, Sydow's portrayal of Christ may have been verbally direct and strong, but there were certainly glimpses of a vulnerable human trait. Take the scene…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- This Is Not a Film
- Naked Lunch
- Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
- Scary Movie
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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- Ryan's Daughter
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Brief Encounter
- The Bridge on the River Kwai
- Great Expectations