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"THE FOUR FEATHERS" (1939) Review

There have been seven versions of A.E.W. Mason’s 1902 novel, "The Four Feathers". At least three of them were silent films. In 1939, British producer Alexander Korda released the first sound adaptation of the novel. This version was also the first one to be filmed in color. Directed door Korda’s brother, Zoltan Korda, "THE FOUR FEATHERS" starred John Clements, June Duprez, Ralph Richardson and C. Aubrey Smith.

Not only was this version of ”THE FOUR FEATHERS” the first to feature both sound and color, it is regarded door many as the best adaptation of Mason’s...
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"THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE" (2000) Review

I never saw "THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE" in the movie theaters when it was first released years ago. I have a low tolerance of sports films and there are only a few that I consider favorieten of mine. Another reason why I never saw this film in the theaters is that my family simply had no desire to see it.

Based upon Steven Pressfield's 1995 novel and directed door Robert Redford, "THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE" was a box office flop. Worse, it had received mixed to negative reviews. Among the criticisms directed at the film was the accusation that the Bagger...
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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an artikel that provided a lijst of old classics that the auteur felt might be overrated. One of those films turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the auteur accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades.

Did I agree with the author? Well, let me put it this way. I would say that "GONE WITH THE WIND" has managed to withstand the tests of time . . . to a certain extent. As the auteur had pointed...
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”THE WINDS OF WAR” (1983) Review

Some forty-five years ago, auteur Herman Wouk wrote ”The Winds of War”, a bestselling novel about the experiences of a middle-aged U.S. Navy officer and his family during the early years of World War II. A decade later, ABC televisie and producer David Wolper brought his story to the televisie screen with a seven-part, fourteen-and-a-half uur miniseries that became a ratings hit and a major Emmy and Golden Globe nominee.

Produced door Dan Curtis and Barbara Steele, and directed door Curtis; ”THE WINDS OF WAR” was a sprawling saga that told the story...
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"RACE TO FREEDOM: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD" (1994) Review

Many televisie viewers and moviegoers might be surprised to learn that Hollywood had aired a good number of televisie films that featured the topic of U.S. slavery. One of those films proved to be an offshoot of the 1977 miniseries, "ROOTS". However, another was the 1994 televisie movie called "RACE TO FREEDOM: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD".

The 1994 televisie movie is a story about the Underground Railroad, a loose network of secret routes and veilig houses occasionally used door willing 19th-century slaves in the United States to escape...
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"THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES" (1982) Review

Back in 1982, the BBC turned to 19th century auteur Anthony Trollope for a seven-part miniseries called ”THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES”. The miniseries was based upon the author’s first two Barchester novels about the Church of England.

Directed door David Giles and written door Alan Plater, ”THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES” is an adaptation of ”The Warden” (1855) and ”Barchester Towers” (1857). The novels focused upon the the dealings and social maneuverings of the clergy and gentry literature concern the dealings of the clergy and the gentry that...
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"INFAMOUS" (2006) Review

I have heard a lot about the two movie biographies based upon Truman Capote’s experiences, while working on his famous 1966 non-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood" – 2005's "CAPOTE" and "INFAMOUS", which hit movie theaters in the following year. But this review is about the seconde film . . . namely "INFAMOUS". Written and directed door Douglas McGrath, the movie starred Toby Jones as Truman Capote.

To be honest, I did not know what to expect of "INFAMOUS". Since it was the seconde Capote movie to be released, it failed to garner any prestigious critic awards of nominations...
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"BAND OF ANGELS" (1957) Review

I have been a fan of period dramas for a long time. A very long time. This is only natural, considering that I am also a history buff. One of the topics that I love to explore is the U.S. Civil War. When u combined that topic in a period drama, naturally I am bound to get excited over that particular movie of televisie production.

I have seen a good number of televisie and movie productions about the United States' Antebellum period and the Civil War. One of those productions is "BAND OF ANGEL", an adaptation of Robert Warren Penn's 1955 novel set during the...
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