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From Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the musical of the same name, which was inspired by the memoir of Maria von Trapp. The film tells the story of Maria, an Austrian nun who becomes the governess of the von Trapp family, whose father is a retired naval officer. Maria brings joy and music into the family's life and soon falls in love with the Captain. However, their lives are threatened by the looming Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. The family, along with Maria, eventually flee to Switzerland. The film is a heartfelt, entertaining and beautiful story of courage, love and family.
From Guy Green, starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford
A Patch of Blue is a 1965 drama film directed by Guy Green about the struggles of a blind, young, white girl living in a racially divided society. The story follows Selina D'Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind, white girl, who has been raised by her alcoholic, abusive, and deeply prejudiced grandmother (Shelley Winters). Selina's life is changed when she meets Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), an African-American man who works as a handyman and who, despite the objections of her grandmother and the racism of the time, befriends her and encourages her to become more independent. With Gordon's help, Selina is able to overcome her abuse and fear of the world and realize her potential, while learning to accept and understand the differences between people. In the end, she is able to find her independence and her place in the world.
From David Lean, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger
Doctor Zhivago is an epic romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It follows the life of physician and poet Yuri Zhivago, who is caught up in the tumult of the revolution and its aftermath. The story follows Zhivago as he falls in love with beautiful Lara, and their bittersweet love story unfolds against the brutality and chaos of the time. Zhivago is forced to choose between his love for Lara and his sense of duty to his family and country, while also enduring many personal tragedies throughout the course of the film. Along the way, he encounters a wide range of characters, from loyal friends and family members to cruel oppressors. Doctor Zhivago is an emotional and powerful story of love, loss, perseverance, and the search for identity in a tumultuous era.
From Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a romantic musical directed by Jacques Demy, released in 1964. The film follows the story of 17-year-old Geneviève Emery and Guy, who are deeply in love. When Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War, Geneviève must make a difficult decision to marry someone else. Despite their separation, their love for one another never wavers. Through a series of beautiful musical numbers and heart-breaking dialogue, the film paints a vivid portrait of young love. Along its course, the audience is witness to the harsh realities of life and the difficulties of fate. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg has been praised for its timeless story, beautiful cinematography, and unforgettable soundtrack.
From John Frankenheimer, starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon
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The Train is a 1964 American action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield. Set during World War II, the film follows a French railway worker (Lancaster) who attempts to prevent the Nazi's from stealing a collection of French art. In his efforts, he enlists the help of an old friend and a Resistance fighter (Scofield) to derail the train and save the art and the French people from becoming victims of Nazi plunder. The film follows the trio as they battle the Germans and their own inner demons in a daring attempt to save the art and freedom of the French people.
From Sidney Lumet, starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez
The Pawnbroker is a 1964 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Rod Steiger. The film follows a Jewish pawnbroker in New York City who struggles to overcome the psychological effects of his experiences during the Holocaust. After losing his family in the Holocaust, the pawnbroker becomes emotionally shut off from the world. He struggles to overcome his emotional turmoil as he is forced to confront his painful memories when a young Puerto Rican boy tries to rob his shop. The film explores themes of guilt, revenge, and the effect of traumatic experiences on the human psyche.
From Blake Edwards, starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk
From Terence Young, starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi
From Elliot Silverstein, starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman
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