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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story A play “Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune” by Terrence McNally Director Garry Marshall Writers/Script Terrence McNally Starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis,  Ratings IMDb: 6.8 by 28,527 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 29 reviewers. … Continue reading

When Sparks Fly (2014)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings This is a TV movie, so innocuous that any rating would be laughable. Source of story An original screenplay Director Gary Yates Writers/Script Carol Starr Schneider Starring Meghan Markle, Lochlyn Munro, Christopher Jacot, Kristina Pesic,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 1110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews Elevator Pitch: Amy Peterson is a reporter … Continue reading

Me Before You (2016)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Jojo Moyes Director Thea Sharrock Writers/Script Jojop Moyes Starring Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Brandan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Joanna Lumley, Elevator Pitch: Louisa Clark, a slightly off the wall young woman, gets the job of being … 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

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

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

Night of the Iguana (1964)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) X Source of story A play of the same name by Tennessee Williams Director John Huston Writers/Script Anthony Veiller, John Huston Starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall, Elevator Pitch: It is the 1940s. A discredited priest, Lawrence Shannon, is acting as a tour guide on … Continue reading

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Duration 2h 19m Rating (UK) U Source of story A novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, written in 1920. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Alec McCowen, Miriam Margolyes, Siân Phillips, Michael Gough, Jonathan Pryce, Claire Bloom Elevator Pitch: In the … Continue reading

Suite Française (2014)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Irène Némirovsky Director Saul Dibb Writers/Script Saul Dibb, Matt Charman Starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Sam Riley, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter, Matthias Schoenaerts Elevator Pitch: It is 1941 and France has surrendered to the … Continue reading

The Words (2012)

Elevator Pitch A successful writer is giving a reading from his work to an important audience, which seems to be a story about a struggling author who finds a complete manuscript in an old briefcase. Unable to resist it, he retypes the story and submits it as his own, becoming succesful himself, but later, meeting … Continue reading

Her (2013)

Elevator Pitch A lonely writer of letters for the literally challenged, who is going through a divorce, forms a relationship with his computer operating system  which, it is claimed by the suppliers, will learn as it goes along, and when he chooses a female voice and the system chooses a name ‘Samantha’, the scene is … Continue reading

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

Elevator Pitch Shortly after WWII a successful author enters into a correspondence with a member of “The Guernsey Literary and PPP Society”, which results in her visiting the island and feeling the need to record the experiences of the group during the occupation of the Channel Islands by the Germans during the war. She encounters … Continue reading

Madame (2017)

Elevator Pitch. Bob and Anne are a rich American couple at least temporarily living in a luxury residence in Paris. Anne is Bob’s second wife, but their marriage seems to have hit a rocky patch and both are looking round for excitement. In addition Bob is selling a valuable painting to overcome a temporary financial … Continue reading

Australia (2008)

Elevator Pitch. A young aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, travels to the Northern Territory of Australia, to take over the cattle ranch developed by her husband who has been murdered, and on arrival finds that her cattle are being stolen and attempts made to take over her property, so she must gain the assistance of a … Continue reading

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Lowery Writers/Script David Lowery Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine Elevator Pitch When a couple are chased down by the police after taking part in a robbery in Texas, the female shoots and wounds a policeman for which … Continue reading

Disobedience (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman Writers/Script Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Additional Info No-one is saying what sort of a Jewish community this is, but more than 20,000 Haradi Jews live in an enclosed community in Stamford Hill, London. Director Sebastián Lelio Starring … Continue reading

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Peter Turner Writers/Script Matt Greenhalgh Additional Info The book was first optioned many years ago and is only the third non-Bond film made by Eon Productions. It bombed at the box office, but I expect they can afford it. … Continue reading

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Paul Torday. Writers/Script Simon Beaufoy Additional Info The book is presented by means of emails, press releases, reports and diary entries. This is quirky and clever, and may have been the reason for its brief celebrity, but it is … Continue reading

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The book of the same name by Thomas Hardy Writers/Script David Nicholls Additional Info Apparently the book was intended to shock Victoria readers with veiled sexual references – not really evident in the version, which is the fourth to be brought to the screen. Director Thomas … Continue reading

At Middleton (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Glenn German, Adam Rodgers Additional Info Taissa Farmiga, who plays Edith’s daughter, is actually her much younger sister. Andy Garcia’s daughter, Daniella, is also in it. Nothing like a bit of nepotism – but they are fine. Director Adam Rodgers Starring Andy … Continue reading

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