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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1086 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

The New World (2005)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Real events in the life of Captain John Smith who apparently wrote a number of books. Director Terence Malick Writers/Script Terence Malick Starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin Elevator Pitch: In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of … Continue reading

Dr Zhivago (1965)

Duration 3h 13m Rating (UK) A Source of story A book of the same name by Boris Pasternak publiched in the West in 1955. Director David Lean Writers/Script Robert Bolt Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guiness, Tyom Courtney, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Klaus Kinski, Geoffrey Keen, Ingrid Pitt Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

PODCAST – FIVE WESTERNS

Westerns Worth a Watch TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE: https://youtu.be/fa84NjuK4AM

Chaplin (1992)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The life of and the autobiography of Charlie Chaplin plus a book by David Robinson Director Richard Atenborough Writers/Script William Boyd, Bryan Forbes,  William Goldman Starring Robert Downey Jr, Geraldine Chaplin, John Thaw, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomaei, Kevin Klyne, Maria Pitillo, Milla … Continue reading

The Quiet American (2002)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1955 novel of the same name by Graham Greene Director Phillip Noyce Writers/Script Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan Starring Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Robert Stanton, Pham Thi Mai Hoa Elevator Pitch: It is 1952 in Vietnam, the French are fighting the Viet … Continue reading

Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

Pixels (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Developed from a short film by Patrick Jean Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling (story Tim Herlhy) Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Benson, Serena Williams,  Fiona Shaw Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan Director Jon M. Chu Writers/Script Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno,  Jing Lusi, Elevator Pitch: Rachel Chu is a Chinese American academic, going out … Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The story of Queen between their formatin as a band and the Live Aid pop concert. Director Bryan Singer (and Dexter Fletcher uncredited) Writers/Script Anthony McCarten Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Elevator … Continue reading

The Mule (2018)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A New York Times magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Nick Schenk Starring Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Dianne Wiest, Taissa Farmiga, Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña, Andy Garcia, Elevator Pitch: An elderly flower farmer, Earl … Continue reading

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay – apparently long in the mind of the director Director Kevin Smith Writers/Script Kevin Smith Starring Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogan, Craig Robinson, Brandon Routh, Justin Long, Katie Morgan, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords Elevator Pitch: Zack and Miri are old school pals who have … Continue reading

Pet Sematary (2019)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Stephen King Director Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Writers/Script Jeff Buhler (story Matt Greenberg) Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence Elevator Pitch: A doctor, Louis, relocates to rural environment, going to live with his family, wife, daughter … Continue reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Yes really! The book by Bram Stoker Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script James V. Hart Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits, Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, Florina Kendrick, Elevator Pitch: A young lawyer, Jonathan Harker … Continue reading

Straw Dogs (1971)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm” by Gordon Williams Director Sam Peckinpah Writers/Script David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah Starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna. Sally Thomsett, Colin Welland, David Warner Elevator Pitch: American academic, David Sumner, comes to live in the Cornish … Continue reading

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real life events when the real Erin Brockovitch took on an electricty company polluting the water table. Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Susannah Grant Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, T.J. Thyne, Peter Coyote Elevator Pitch: A former beauty queen and now single mother … Continue reading

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by James Jones, based on his experiences in WWII Director Terrence Malick Writers/Script Terrence Malick Starring Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson,  Jared Leto, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, Elevator … Continue reading

Time Bandits (1981)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughn, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Jim Broadbent, Elevator Pitch: Kevin’s wardrobe turns out to contain a time portal and, … Continue reading

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Duration 3h 58m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A bok of he same name by Margaret Mitchell Director Victor Fleming and uncredited George Cukor, Sam Wood Writers/Script Sidney Howard plus a number of studio hacks Starring Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland, Clark Gable, Ward Bond, Elevator Pitch: The film follows … Continue reading

Highway to Hell (1991)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay inspired only by the name of the song and maybe Orpheus in the Underworld. Director Ate de Jong Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Ben Stiller and the rest of his family. Elevator Pitch: While eloping to Las Vegas … Continue reading

Cleopatra (1963)

Duration 3h 12m Rating (UK) A Source of story The actual relationships between Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra and a book by C.M. Franzero. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz Writers/Script Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Kenneth Haigh, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Francesca Annis, Michael … Continue reading

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