The 1940's in film involved some significant events, including the premieres of the Walt Disney classics Pinocchio and Fantasia. However it was also the building block of women in film.
Gone With The Wind
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel and produced by David O. Selznick, of Selznick International Pictures. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away is a 1944 American film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures. It is an epic story about the American home front during World War II which was adapted and produced by David O. Selznick from the 1943 novel Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife by Margaret Buell Wilder.
All About Eve
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Film in the 1950's
Films of the 1950s were of a wide variety. As a result of television, the studios and companies sought to put audiences back in theaters.
Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.
The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch is a romantic comedy based on a three-act play.. The film was co-written and directed by Billy Wilder, and starred Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. It contains one of the most iconic images of the 20th century Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress is blown by a passing train.
Lets Make Love
Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman Krasna, Hal Kanter and Arthur Miller. It starred Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand and Tony Randall. This would be Monroe's last musical film performance.
Film in the 1960's
This decade is known for being prominent in historical drama, psychological horror, romance and comedy, as well as the sub-genres of spy film, sword and sandal, and spaghetti westerns, all peaking during this decade.
Breckfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Truman Capote.
West Side Story
A musical done in the early 1960's that brings together two young people who are from rival gangs in New York City. After they set aside their differences and fall in love.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
The movie opens in 1917. Baby Jane Hudson is a vaudevillian child star. She performs to adoring crowds, and there’s even a–rather expensive–“Baby Jane” doll. Jane is also a spoiled brat, and her doting stage father Ray, gives in to her every whim.
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is a 1964 musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name. Directed by George Cukor, the film depicts misogynistic and arrogant phonetics professor Henry Higgins as he wagers that he can take flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) and turn her Cockney accent into a proper English one, making her presentable in high school.
Film in the 1970's
The decade of the 1970s in film involved many significant films. In cinema all over the world, the 1970s brought about vigor in adventurous, cool and realistic complex narratives with rich cinematography and elaborate scores.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson.
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her relationship with an alleged lifelong friend, "Julia," who fought against the Nazis in the years prior to World War II. It was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three.
Sophie's Choice is a 1982 existentialist, American drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. The film stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol.
Out of Africa
In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.
She-Devil tells the story of Ruth Patchett, a dumpy, overweight housewife who exacts devilish revenge on her philandering husband after he leaves her and their children for glamorous, best-selling romance novelist Mary Fisher.
Film in the 1990's
The decade is known for being prominent in historical drama, psychological horror, romance and comedy, as well as the sub-genres of spy film, sword and sandal, and spaghetti westerns, all peaking during this decade.
Race The Sun
Race the Sun is a 1996 comedy-drama movie starring Halle Berry and James Belushi. The plot is loosely based on the true story of the Konawaena High School Solar Car Team.
Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster and written by Milo Addica and Will Rokos. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton as a widowed prison-guard, Halle Berry as a woman whose husband is on death row, and Heath Ledger as Thornton's son.
Catwoman is a movie that is based off of the DC comic with the same name. This story features a completely new character, Patience Phillips, taking the Catwoman name, and viewing the traditional Catwoman as a historical figure.
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. Directed by Brett Ratner and stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. It was the third instillment of the X-men sieries.