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Hannibal (2001)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Thomas Harris Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script David Mamet, Steven Zaillian Starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri. Elevator Pitch: Ten years after his escape Dr Hannibal Lector is living in Florence posing as … Continue reading

The Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Elevator Pitch. In 1184 a young blacksmith, Balian, finds that he is the illegitimate son of a crusader knight, and joins his band on its way to Jerusalem. In a minor skirmish the knight is killed but Balian carries on to Jerusalem, where he joins the court and restores the lands he has inherited. The … Continue reading

G.I. Jane (1997)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra (Story by Danielle Alexandra) Additional Info The senior instructor on the course is known as “Master Chief”. It was an odd title so I looked into it. In fact it is a title for a single NCO in … Continue reading

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Duration 2h 24m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden which followed a series of articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer. These in turn described the real events which took place in 1993 in Mogadishu. Writers/Script Ken Nolan Additional Info Although the UN forces in the area … Continue reading

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired (it says) by real events and a book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson. Writers/Script David Scarpa Additional Info In the future this movie may be better known for the fact that, after it … Continue reading

Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut (1992)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) AA Source of story A novel by Phillip K Dick ( Actually I thought it was a short story) Writer/s Script Hampton Fanchor, David Peoples Additional Info The appear to have been seven versions of this film, and I think the one I saw the other day was either the … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2010)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The legend – up to a point Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland Additional Info Based on a script “Nottingham” by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who sold it to the studio for a lot of money. Also worked on by the British playwrights Paul Webb and Tom … Continue reading

Body of Lies (2008)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by David Ignatius Writer/s Script William Monahan Director Ridley Scott Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon Mc Burney, Michael Stuhlbarg, Elevator Pitch A field agent based in Jordan tries to run a terrorist leader, … Continue reading

Alien 6: Covenant (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Directly following Alien 5: Promethius Writer/s Script John Logan, Dante Harper Writer/s Story Jack Paglen, Michael Green. Characters: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Director Ridley Scott Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Elevator Pitch The Covenant, a spaceship, carrying 2000 colonists and 15 crew all … Continue reading

American Gangster

Released 2007 Rating 18 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Steven Zaillian Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chewetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, John Ortiz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Armand Assante, Idris Elba (a walk-on) Source of story Inspired by true events and an article by Mark Jacobson Elevator Pitch When a gangland overlord dies his right hand … Continue reading

The Counsellor (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 18 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Cormac McCarthy Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch In hostile border country a lawyer becomes involved in the financing of a drug smuggling operation, which is using a septic tank wagon to … Continue reading

Prometheus

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Jon Spailts, Damon Lindelof Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall Source of story The story was prompted by the Alien franchise, although this is a prequel. Elevator Pitch Earth scientists identify the possible source of humanity on a … Continue reading

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