Stagecoach (1939 movie)

Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford , starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols , is an adaptation of “The Stage to Lordsburg,” a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox . The film follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory.

Stagecoach was the first of many Westerns that Ford shot using Monument Valley , in the American Southwest on the Arizona – Utah border, as a rental, many of which also starred John Wayne. Scenes from Stagecoach , John Wayne’s character ringo Kid, blended shots of Monument Valley with shots on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California , RKOEncino Movie Ranch, and other locations. Similar geographical incongruencies are evident throughout the film, up to the closing scene of Ringo (Wayne) and Dallas (Trevor) departing Lordsburg, in southwestern New Mexico, by way of Monument Valley.

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Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore . The film explores what Moore suggests are the primary causes for the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999, and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.

A significant international success, the film brought to the international film festival, The Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature , the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature , a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival , [2] and the César Award for Best Foreign Film . [3] The film is considered one of the greatest documentary films of all time . [4] [5] [6] [7]

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder , starring Marilyn Monroe , Tony Curtis , and Jack Lemmon . The supporting cast includes George Raft , Pat O’Brien , Joe E. Brown , Joan Shawlee , and Nehemiah Persoff . The screenplay by Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond is based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder and Michael Logan from the French film Fanfare of Love . The film is about two musicians who dress in dragin order to escape from mafia gangsters Whom They Witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre . The film was produced in black and white , even though color was increasing in popularity.

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