So I'm going to try this little blog series. It's not trading cards or sports, but at least you'll be warned in the title whenever it shows up.
I made a list of 100 movies I recommend, then I broke it down into categories. Each Friday, I'll post one or two categories.
Books and Plays
Based on a play by Tennessee Williams.
Directed by Richard Brooks.
Released in 1958.
- Taylor cancelled flight plans due to illness. The plane crashed, killing all the passengers, including her husband.
Based on a novel by Graham Greene.
Directed by Neil Jordan.
Released in 1999.
- There's more God talk in the book. The film has Julianne Moore. Pick your poison.
Based on a novel by Jim Thompson.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Released in 1972.
- Apparently Ali MacGraw was at the theater, watching a Steve McQueen movie, and she decided she wanted to be in a movie with him.
Based on a novel by Andre Dubus III.
Directed by Vadim Perelman.
Released in 2003.
Based on a novel by Judith Guest.
Directed by Robert Redford.
Released in 1980.
Based on The Big Con, by David Maurer.
Directed by George Roy Hill.
Released in 1973.
- Credited with a revival of Scott Joplin's popularity.
Based on D'Entre Les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Released in 1958.
- Vertigo is not a fear of heights. It's a type of dizziness.
- Barbara Bel Geddes has a significant supporting role. She played the female lead (Maggie) in the original Broadway production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.
Based on a Jerome Robbins play.
Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.
Released in 1961.
- WSS is a remake of Romeo and Juliet. But the song list is loaded and I wasn't going to have zero musicals on the list.
- There was a lot of dubbing for the singing, and I'm not really comfortable with it.
If I could save only one: Vertigo
Question of the Week: What other Paul Newman / Robert Redford collaboration is on the list? Each correct answer gets a point.