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"Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."
Vittoria De Sica's exploration of what an ordinary person must do to survive modern society is one of the landmark examples of neorealist cinema.
With William Wyler directing, Ben Hecht and John Huston writing and Laurence Olivier starring--could there have been any chance that it wouldn't be among the best movies ever made?
That's John Wayne, who used to speak with his fists and has to brandish them once again to win the girl of his dreams.
Gillo Pontecorvo's realistic recreation of Algeria's struggle for independence against France remains one of the most influential political films ever made.
A film about juvenile delinquency left kids dancing in the aisles to devil's music--Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock"--and the rock 'n' roll generation was spawned.
Who doesn't love a hot tootsie-frootsie ice cream?
Ben Kingsley's channeled Mohandas Gandhi so deeply that it's difficult to view pictures of the sainted Indian leader without thinking of the actor.
Twenty-five years before Katy Perry, Jessica Lange kisses a girl and it feels good, even if it is Dustin Hoffman.
The real question is who comes off worse: the callous GM executive, the bunny-cidal woman or Bob Eubanks, the anti-Semitic, joke-telling gameshow host.
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