I was floored by this Italian epic about the fall of the aristocracy, written by a prince and directed by a Marxist, starring, of all people, Burt Lancaster.
The first film from Sub-Saharan Africa to make a big splash in Europe and the US, its story about the toll of colonization is very relevant even today.
Nothing good happens after 2am.
As epics of Roman battles go, Spartacus is the thinking-man’s version. It also helped break the Hollywood Blacklist.
Gregory Peck’s legendary portrayal of Atticus Finch towers above many American’s first story about racism.
Winning performances set against stark corporate modernism highlight a fun comedy, albeit one with a surprising amount of attempted suicides.
Maybe the most epic epic ever made, about a weird guy in the desert.