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Bucket List Update
Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
starring: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Vincent Price, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Eddie Foy Jr.
plot – The story of Woodrow Wilson, who became the 28th President of the United States of America. This film begins when Woodrow was teaching at Princeton. It goes on to show his political rise to Governor of New Jersey and then on to the Presidency.
This was a fabulous movie. I didn’t know a lot about Wilson. I learned how he didn’t want us to go to war, and how he used all of his efforts to end World War I. I loved the way the movie showed him at home with his wife and three daughters.
1953 The Robe
starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger, Torin Thatcher, Richard Boone, Betta St. John, Jeff Morrow, Ernest Thesiger, Dawn Addams, Leon Askin…
plot – Richard Burton plays the part of a Roman soldier named Marcellus Gallio. He is one of the soldiers playing dice as Jesus is dying above them on the cross. He wins the Lord’s robe, but loses it to his slave named Demetrius, who was played by Victor Mature. Marcellus feels guilty and is plagued by bothersome visions. He thinks that finding Demetrius and the robe will solve his problems. He hunts for him and discovers faith along his journey.
This was a wonderful classic movie, He was hard to watch Jesus carrying the cross and then hanging from the cross as the soldiers played dice below him. This movie reaffirmed and reminded me of everything that I had learned at St, Marks Lutheran Church when I was growing up.
1959 Room at the Top
starring: Simone Signoret, Lawrence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfits, Donald Houston, Allen Cuthbertson
plot – According to: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053226/
“An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.”
This was an okay movie. It really didn’t keep my attention. The storyline was predictable.
1960 Sons and Lovers
starring: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure, Heather Sears, William Lucas
plot – According to: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054326/
“A young man with artistic talent who lives in a close-knit, English coal-mining town during the early 20th Century finds himself inhibited by his emotionally manipulative, domineering mother.”
I really liked this movie. The family dynamics were interesting, and the desire to discontinue the family history of working in the mines was a battle.