May 2010

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

By |May 6th, 2010|

One of the greatest epics of all time, Lawrence of Arabia epitomizes all that motion pictures can be. Ambitious in every sense of the word, David Lean’s Oscar-grabbing masterpiece, based loosely on the life of the eccentric British officer T.E. Lawrence and his campaign […]

Gone with the Wind (1939)

By |May 6th, 2010|

Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War bestseller was snapped up by megalomaniac producer David O. Selznick, who resisted Mitchell’s suggestion that he cast Basil Rathbone as Rhett Butler in favor of the fans’ only choice, Clark Gable. After a nationwide talent search and a Hollywood catfight […]

Casablanca (1942)

By |May 6th, 2010|

The most beloved Academy Award Best Picture winner of all, this romatic war melodrama epitomizes the 194os craze for studio-bound exotica, with the Warners lot transformed into a fantastical North Africa that has far more resonance than any mere real place possibly could. Casablanca […]

Citizen Kane (1941)

By |May 6th, 2010|

Since 1962, Sight & Sound magazine’s oft-cited critics’ poll of the greatest films ever made has placed Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’s remarkable debut film, at the top of the list. By 1998, the American Film Institute called it the greatest movie of all time. […]