Film #156: Crossfire (1947)
1947 / Best Director / Best Picture / Best Supporting Actor / Best Supporting Actress

Film #156: Crossfire (1947)

It’s interesting how some films released in the same year have similar themes with a case in point being two movies nominated for Best Picture at the 1948 ceremony. While that year’s winner; Gentleman’s Agreement, explored prejudice against the Jews fellow nominee Crossfire also had a similar message. Continue reading

Film #136: Great Expectations (1947) & Film #137: Henry V (1946)
1946 / 1947 / Best Actor / Best Picture

Film #136: Great Expectations (1947) & Film #137: Henry V (1946)

Next up we have adaptations of two classic works of British literature from two classic British directors. The directors in question are David Lean and Laurence Olivier who helmed productions of Dickens’ Great Expectations and Shakespeare’s Henry V. When writing about any of these films it’s always tempting to go into plot detail but with … Continue reading