Friday, July 6, 2012

Witness (1985)

Witness (1985) / Paramount Pics
Directed By: Peter Weir
Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Danny Glover, Patti LuPone, & Viggo Mortensen

~ Nominated for 8 Academy Awards in 1986, Won 2 for: "Best Film Editing" & "Best Writing."

                                              Academy Awards (1986)
1986 WonOscar Best Film Editing - Thom Noble
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley, & Pamela Wallace                        
NominatedOscar Best Lead Actor  - Harrison Ford
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Stan Jolley & John H. Anderson
Best Cinematography - John Seale
Best Director - Peter Weir
Best Music, Original Score - Maurice Jarre
Best Picture - Edward S. Feldman

~ Tagline: Harrison Ford is John Book - A big city cop who knows too much. His only evidence: a small boy who's seen too much...


Captain John Book (Ford) is assigned to a case where a young 8 year-old boy Samuel (Haas) witnesses a murder. Samuel witnesses this murder by going with his mother, who are a young Amish family traveling by train and are in Philadelphia. Rachel Lapp (McGillis) the mother is traveling with her son and is a widow. Samuel goes undetected by hiding in a bathroom stall where the murder is taken place.

 Captain Book and his partner, Sergeant Eldon Carter (Brent Jennings) question Samuel of what he witnesses and brings him to see a line-up and via mug shots. So far Samuel has not found in all the photos and line-up any of the 3 men who were part of the murder. Then a big surprise occurs when Samuel identifies one of the killers by a newspaper clipping within the police station. The person who is identified is none other than a well estblished and regarded narcotics officer James McFee (Glover). Captian Book is not exactly astonished since the officer was part of a drug raid where evidence disappeared all together.

The suspicions that Book has is shared with his Superior Officer whom advises that they keep the case secret. When in a parking garage Book runs into McFee who is angry and starts a gun fight. McFee excapes and Book's mind starts to race about how this happened and a light goes off. Book realizes that the only other person told about this case was his Superior Officer; Schaeffer who now is on the wrong side playing with McFee and his dirty dealings.

Book with all of this going on decides to go into hiding and goes towards Pennsylvania near Rachel's home. Will Book be discovered and fall into trouble or will he be able to get what he needs to place all the men who are dirty behind bars?? will have to watch and see!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Extra Extra Summer Topics Announced

Extra Extra Summer Topics Announced!

That's right "Love Those Classic Movies!" has the topics all lined-up for the entire summer! You are the first to know the spotlights we are doing in this article. Hope you enjoy the theme and actor/actress's we are going to bring to the group. Let enjoy the summer in high style!

1. Summer Romances 1960's Style! (young love)
 You heard right, we are highliting as an entire theme splendid summer romances from the 1960's! This is a focus on young love films such as: "Ride The Wild Surf" (1964/pictured below) and more!

2. Olivia De Havilland

3. John Payne

4. Claudette Colbert

Happy Independence Day: the classic movie style!

Happy Independence Day: The Classic Movie Style!

Love Those Classic Movies! wants to wish to everyone in the USA: "HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!" Of course, we are going to do it the only way we know how via our classic movie stars in vintage photos. Enjoy!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

In Pictures: Tom Cruise

In Pictures: Tom Cruise

Here is our 30th installment of this very successful feature to "Love Those Classic Movies!!!" This article is simply an enjoyment via beautiful pictures of our favorite golden age classic stars. Not a lot of writing at all or tid bits or extras just simply as it is stated, "in pictures!" Hope you all enjoy one of the leading men that defined the 1980's with his devilish good looks and smile that lights up a room. Tom Cruise became a permanent staple as a household name in the 80's. Enjoy as we look back at Tom Cruises's career through his roles and much more via photos!