Friday, May 7, 2021

Film Friday: Elliptical 100 (12)


Lets' get personal.

Based on a stage play by Peter Shaffer.

Directed by Milos Forman.

Released in 1984.

-  There's a Kenny Baker appearance.  

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Released in 1997.

-  Dirk Diggler is based on John Holmes.  

Based on a book by Hayden Herrera.

Directed by Julie Taymor.

Released in 2002.

-  "Characters" include Diego Rivera (of course), Leon Trotsky, Nelson Rockefeller, and Josephine Baker.

Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Released in 1982.

-  Over 300,000 extras appear in the funeral scene.  

Based on Puyi's autobiography.

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

Released in 1987.

-  The score won the Academy Award, and includes five compositions by David Byrne, of the Talking Heads.  


Based on a play by Julian Barry.

Directed by Bob Fosse.

-  Nominated for six Academy Awards. including the big four, but did not win any of them.  

Directed by Taylor Hackford.

Released in 2004.

-  Jamie Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Based on a book by Peter Maas.

Directed by Sidney Lumet.

Released in 1973.

-  Pacino was refused service at a Manhattan restaurant while he was in character. 

If I could save only one:  The Last Emperor

Last week's answer:  Frida Kahlo

This week's question:  Milos Forman directed Amadeus.  Which other Elliptical 100 film did he direct? 


Brett Alan - 4

Jon - 4

Fuji - 1


  1. Serpico is my favorite Pacino movie.

  2. Wasn't familiar with the name Milos Forman, but after looking at his filmography I'll go with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  3. I thought Jamie Foxx was overrated in Ray. It was a good impression but it didn't have a lot of emotional impact for me.

    Gotta go One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. About as classic as they come.