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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Elevator Pitch In the wilds of Arizona (or Utah) a mail order bride arrives to find the the man she is married to has been killed, leaving her an isolated farmstead which is to be inportant in the development of the approaching railroad. The killer, the railroad boss’s enforcer, implicates a local gang leader, but … Continue reading

On Frozen Ground (2013)

Elevator Pitch. In Alaska a serial killer is preying on young women, abducting them, subjecting them to sexual assault and then killing them, apparently without being detected. But when a body is unearthed in the outback, and one of his a victims escapes, an Alaskan detective gets on the case and begins to uncover the … Continue reading

Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Elevator Pitch. When Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s sister, is paroled after five years in prison for  crime she did not commit, she collects a group of friends in order to carry out an audacious heist at a charity dinner; the talented women involved must ensure that a celebrity is going to wear the necklace they … Continue reading

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A remake of the 1970 Neil Simon script, itself based on a component of “Plaza Suite” which did not make it into the play. Writers/Script Marc Lawrence (based on the Neil Simon original) Additional Info One of the few high points in this movie is the … Continue reading

The Omen (2006)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The 1976 film, actually scripted by the same writer, and to all intents the same film, updated. Writers/Script David Selzer Additional Info This is my own bit of trivia: When the ambassador meets the priest in the rain under a London arch a figure in red … Continue reading

Once Upon a Crime (1992)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Steve Kluger Additional Info Story by Rodolfo Sonego, earlier screenplay by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni Director Eugene Levy Starring John Candy, James Beluchi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, Richard Lewis, Ornelia Muti, Giancario Giannini, George … Continue reading

The Oranges (2011)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss Additional Info No-one is telling us how much it cost, but takings up to October 2012 were $364,875 Director Julian Farino Starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody Elevator Pitch In suburban … Continue reading

Oblivion (2013)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski – actually never published but used to pitch the film to the studios Writers/Script Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt Additional Info A lot of work was put into the glass tower habitat used by the technician and his controller and it … Continue reading

The Outsider (2002)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (USA) R Source of story A book of the same name by Penelope Williamson (Known for her romantic fiction) Writer/s Script Jenny Wingfield Director Randa Haines Starring Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine Elevator Pitch A young widow in a strict religious community, whose husband has been killed by … Continue reading

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Released 2007 Rating (UK) PG Source of story A riff on the previous outings of the gang Writer/s Script Brian Koppelman, David Levien Director Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliot Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Julian Sands, Andy Garcia … Continue reading

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Released 2004 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The remade Ocean’s Eleven Writer/s Script George Nolfi Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould, Robbie Coltrain, Vincent Cassel, Eddie Izzard Elevator Pitch Terry Benedict, the … Continue reading

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The 1960 film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra Writer/s Script Ted Griffin Writer/s Story George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell (1960) Director Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner … Continue reading

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