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The Best Picture Project – The Last Emperor (1987)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring John Lone, Peter O’Toole and Joan Chen

After my last entry, for Wings, went super-long, I purposefully set out to rein this one in a bit, but it probably won’t be that difficult a task, because there really isn’t much of anything special I can say about The Last Emperor, other than it’s not really special – yet another default Best Picture winner in an otherwise dull year. Continue reading

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The Best Picture Project – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Directed by David Lean

Screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson

Based upon the memoir The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

Cinematography by Freddie Young

Starring Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Sir Alec Guinness and Claude Rains

 Normally I start my take on a given movie the usual way, with a recap and my impressions and save any bits of trivia until the end. But with Lawrence of Arabia the trivia saved to the end would blunt its impact, so there’s no waiting for it. It goes right here. Continue reading

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