ZULU (1964), Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, dir. Cy Endfield – #FILMTALK Review

Zulu is the classic 1964 British war epic telling the heroic story of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when a small garrison of 150 British soldiers were attacked by over 4,000 Zulu warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War in January 1879. Many of the British soldiers were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who, along with a contingent of Army engineers who were attempting to build a bridge, successfully held off the Zulus. Continue reading “ZULU (1964), Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, dir. Cy Endfield – #FILMTALK Review”

REBECCA (1940), Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders – #FILMTALK Review

Rebecca is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel. It was Hitchcock’s first American film, and his first under contract with producer David O. Selznick. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper in supporting roles. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1940. Continue reading “REBECCA (1940), Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders – #FILMTALK Review”

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, is the first instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise and stars Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones, who battles a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant; a welcome addition to our list of the 100 greatest films ever made. Continue reading “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review”

HOBSON’S CHOICE (1954), Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie – #FILMTALK Review

Hobson’s Choice is a 1954 British romantic comedy film directed by David Lean and based on the play by Harold Brighouse. The film stars Charles Laughton as tyrannical Victorian bootmaker Henry Hobson, John Mills as his timid employee Willie Mossop a highly talented bootmaker and Brenda De Banzie as his determined eldest daughter. Continue reading “HOBSON’S CHOICE (1954), Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie – #FILMTALK Review”