Castle Films Incorporated sold of 8 to 16 mm reels of film which documented the “Invasion of Fortress Europe” and “Rome Falls to the Allies.” The main feature of this ad is obvious, as it reveals a charging American soldier, his bayonet affixed, ready and determined for victory. Castle Films’ ad appeared in print only two months after the Allied D-Day Invasion.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird has become a classic in modern literature, widely taught in schools. Its transfer to screen is considered to be one of Hollywood’s finest achievements, and it won three Oscars in a year that also saw the release of Lawrence of Arabia. Some 40 years later, when the American Film Institute conducted a survey to find American film’s greatest hero, it was Atticus Finch, the soft-spoken protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird, that was a clear winner.
American Gangster (2007) UR From director Ridley Scott comes this tense crime thriller starring Denzel Washington as true-life Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe as the dogged outcast NYPD cop charged with bringing him down. Ruby Dee (in an Oscar-nominated role), Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the supporting cast in this powerhouse tale penned by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and based on actual events.
Directed by Liev Schreiber. With Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Jonathan Safran Foer. A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
The Loving Story (2011). Documentary about Mildred & Richard Loving. Sad but true, almost every argument that was made against inter-racial marriage in the 1960's are the same arguments being made against same-sex marriage now.
It's a Wonderful Life is an American Christmas drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, that was based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", written by Philip Van Doren Stern. Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody, and Donna Reed as Mary Bailey.