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The Offence

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Offence (1972) directed by  Sidney Lumet starring Sean Connery

The Offence (1972) (DVD) directed by Sidney Lumet starring Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen.  A tightly filmed, tense look at guilt and innocence, perversion and evil, extraordinary and powerful performances by all the actors characterise offer up an intense view of the sordid and the tormented.  Truly a MUST SEE.

Following is a brief, but impressive, list of some elements of the filmographies of the actors and director.

Ian Bannen: Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Gorky Park (1983)

Vivien Merchant: Alfie (1966), Frenzy (1972)

Trevor Howard: Brief Encounter (1945), The Third Man (1949), Sons and Lovers (1960), Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

Sean Connery: Aside from the justifiably well-known James Bond and Indiana Jones films, here are a few of Connery’s other films:  The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000)

Sidney Lumet:  The list of excellent films directed by Lumet is seemingly endless; here are just a few of them: 12 Angry Men (1957), The Fugitive Kind (1959), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962), The Hill (1965), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), The Verdict (1982), and more recently, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)


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Captains Courageous

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 13 March 2011

Captains Courageous, 1990 VHS version cover

Captains Courageous (1937) (DVD) directed by Victor Fleming starring Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney.  Based on the novel of the same name (1897) by Rudyard Kipling (a long and fascinating Wikipedia entry, here).  Captains Courageous offers not only a wonderful sense of realistic detail of fishing the Great Banks in 3-masted fishing schooners in the early 20th century (with much real footage), as well as a sensitive recounting of Kipling’s tale of how a young teenager learns what it means to be fair, to work hard, and to value life, but also offers a wonderful opportunity to delve into the accomplishments of it star-studded cast, and director.  To this end, it may interest you to note the following details of their various filmographies:

Lionel Barrymore: (It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946, Directed by Frank Capra with James Stewart; Key Largo, (1948, Directed by John Huston, with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall), brother of John Barrymore, great uncle of Drew Barrymore)

Melvyn Douglas: Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for both (Hud, (1963), starring Paul Newman, and Being There (1979) with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine)

Spencer Tracy: (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1941, also directed by Victor Fleming; Woman of the Year, 1942, with Kathrine Hepburn) ranked 9th, in 1999, by the American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Male Stars of All Time 

Victor Fleming: (The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.)

All said, a film worth watching for any number of reasons. (PR)

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