Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic movie drama directed by David Lean about British suburban life on the world of World War 2 , centering on Laura, a married woman with children with a stranger, Alec. They fall in love, bringing about unexpected consequences.

The film stars Celia Johnson , Trevor Howard , Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey . The screenplay is by Noël Coward , based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life . The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff , played by Eileen Joyce .

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Casablanca (movie)

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic film drama directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s . The film stars Humphrey Bogart , Ingrid Bergman , and Paul Henreid ; it also features Claude Rains , Conrad Veidt , Sydney Greenstreet , Peter Lorre , and Dooley Wilson . Set duringWorld War II, it focuses on an American expatriate, who has a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy -controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis .

Story editor Irene Diamond conv. Producer Hal B. Wallis to purchase the film in the January 1942 issue. Brothers Julius and Philip G. Epstein were originally assigned to write the script. HOWEVER, DESPITE studio resistance, They left to Work is Frank Capra ‘s Why We Fight series in early 1942. Howard E. Koch Was assigned to the screenplay up to the Epsteins returned a month later. Principal photography began on May 25, 1942, ending on August 3; the film was shot entirely at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank , Californiawith Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Los Angeles .

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It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic comedy movie with Elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra , in cooperation withHarry Cohn , in qui a pampered socialite ( Claudette Colbert ) tries to get out from under her father’s thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter ( Clark Gable ). The plot is based on the August 1933 short story “Night Bus” by Samuel Hopkins Adams , which provided the shooting title. One of the last romantic comedies created before the MPAA Began enforcing the 1930 Production codein 1934, the film was released on February 22, 1934. [4]

It Happened One Night Was the first movie to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay) . In 1993, It Happened One Night was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress , being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. [5] In 2013, the film underwent an extensive restoration. [6] [7]

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