My Favorite Movies

Favorite Director:Jodie Foster

Favorite Director: Steven Spielberg

Favorite Movie: L.A. Confidential


Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster Jodie Foster is one of the most beautiful and most talented actresses in Hollywood today. From her stunning performances to her awe-inspiring directorial stints, Jodie has become one of the foremost talent players in the entertainment capital of the world.
I've first noticed Jodie in the film "Silence Of The Lambs". I like that movie so much not just because of its magnificent plot, but mostly because of Clarice Starling herself. She made quite an impact on me that I started looking for other movies of her. My favorite Jodie's movie is "Contact". In this movie, her performance was great.
A wise thespian and an aesthetic woman, Jodie Foster is indeed Hollywood Divinity Personified. For us who revel in her elegance and charm, for us who extracts happiness and relief from her motion pictures, we are the lucky ones.

Jodie Foster filmography

  1. Panic Room (2002)
  2. Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The (2001)
  3. Anna and the King (1999)
  4. Contact (1997)
  5. Maverick (1994)
  6. Nell (1994)
  7. It Was a Wonderful Life (1993)
  8. Sommersby (1993)
  9. Shadows and Fog (1992)
  10. Little Man Tate (1991)
  11. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
  12. Catchfire (1989)
  13. Accused, The (1988)
  14. Stealing Home (1988)
  15. Five Corners (1987)
  16. Siesta (1987)
  17. Mesmerized (1986)
  18. Hotel New Hampshire, The (1984)
  19. O'Hara's Wife (1982)
  20. Carny (1980)
  21. Foxes (1980)
  22. Candleshoe (1977)
  23. Casotto (1977)
  24. Freaky Friday (1977)
  25. Moi, fleur bleue (1977)
  26. Bugsy Malone (1976)
  27. Echoes of a Summer (1976)
  28. Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The (1976)
  29. Taxi Driver (1976)
  30. Paper Moon (1974)
  31. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
  32. Addams Family, The (1973)
  33. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973)
  34. One Little Indian (1973)
  35. Tom Sawyer (1973)
  36. Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, The (1972 )
  37. Kansas City Bomber (1972)
  38. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg is the most commercially successful filmmaker in Hollywood history. He is real genius. All movies which he directed and produced are successful.
Steven Spielberg's first films were made at a time when directors were the most important people in Hollywood, and his more recent ones at a time when marketing controls the industry. That he has remained the most powerful filmmaker in the world during both periods says something for his talent and his flexibility. No one else has put together a more popular body of work, yet within the entertainer there is also an artist capable of The Color Purple and Schindler's List. When entertainer and artist came fully together, the result was E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, a remarkable fusion of mass appeal and stylistic mastery. 
This talented man is the premiere movie director of the baby boomer generation, and now, as that generation ages, he is bringing a new maturity to his work. He only seems to be getting better with age, and when you consider that his first two films won Cannes Film Festival Awards and Oscars, Spielberg is truly headed for legendary status.

Steven Spielberg filmography

  1. Indiana Jones 4 (2004)
  2. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  3. Minority Report (2002)
  4. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
  5. Unfinished Journey, The (1999)
  6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  7. Amistad (1997)
  8. Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
  9. Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair (1996) (VG)
  10. Schindler's List (1993)
  11. Jurassic Park (1993)
  12. Hook (1991)
  13. Always (1989)
  14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  15. Empire of the Sun (1987)
  16. Color Purple, The (1985)
  17. "Amazing Stories" (1985)
  18. "Strokes of Genius" (1984) (mini) 
  19. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  20. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (segment 2)
  21. Poltergeist (1982) (uncredited)
  22. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  23. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  24. 1941 (1979)
  25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  26. Jaws (1975)
  27. Sugarland Express, The (1974)
  28. Savage (1973/I) (TV)
  29. Something Evil (1972) (TV)
  30. Duel (1971/I) (TV)
  31. "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) 
  32. Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971) (TV)
  33. "Psychiatrist, The" (1971) TV Series (episodes "Private World of Martin Dalton, The (1971)", "Par For the Course (1971)")
  34. Name of the Game: LA 2017, The (1971) (TV)
  35. "Night Gallery" (1970) TV Series (episode "Make Me Laugh (1970)")
  36. Night Gallery (1969) (TV)
  37. "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) TV Series (episode "Daredevil Gesture, The (1970)")
  38. Amblin' (1968)
  39. "Name of the Game, The" (1968) TV Series (episode "L.A. 2017")
  40. Slipstream (1967) (unfinished)
  41. Firelight (1964)
  42. Battle Squad (1961)
  43. Escape to Nowhere (1961)
  44. Last Gun, The (1959)

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. ConfidentialThis is the most favorite movie. I saw this in 1997 at Kinema theater. Before I saw this movie, I never expected. But after seeing this movie, L.A. Confidential became my favorite movie. Great plot, great performance (especially I liked Russell Crowe's performance.), great directing, all of this movie was good. If you don't see this movie yet, go to the video rental shop and just rent it.


Plot and Synopsis
Based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy, this award-winning crime drama explores both the dark side of the Los Angeles police force and Southern California's criminal underbelly in the early 1950s, when Hollywood was still seen as America's capital of sophistication, glitter, and glamour. Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) is the head of the L.A.P.D. and is loyal to his officers and eager to turn a blind eye to violence or corruption within his department, as long as it's the "bad guys" who are getting hurt. Bud White (Russell Crowe) is a police detective whose violent and cynical nature is often at war with his basic sense of decency and justice. Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) is a beat cop-turned-detective whose strict by-the-book philosophy and willingness to blow the whistle on other officers is balanced by a shrewd and opportunistic understanding of the internal politics of the department. And Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) is a flashy "Hollywood" detective who serves as technical advisor for the TV series Badge of Honor. He is also in cahoots with Sid Hudgeons (Danny De Vito), publisher of the scandal sheet Hush Hush, who throws kickbacks to Vincennes in exchange for being brought along when showbiz figures get busted. White, Exley, and Vincennes find themselves drawn into a tangled and sticky web of violence and betrayal following a multiple murder at a coffee shop that is believed to be part of an effort by Mickey Cohen (Paul Guilfoyle) to consolidate his hold on organized crime in L.A. This lead appears to be connected to the discovery of a bizarre pornography and call-girl ring operated by Pierce Patchett (David Strathairn), whose women are given plastic surgery so that they more closely resemble well-known movie stars. White's role in the investigation is complicated when he falls for Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger), one of Patchett's prostitutes who is the spitting image of Veronica Lake.L.A. Confidential was nominated for nine Academy awards and won two, with Curtis Hanson (who directed) and Brian Helgeland honored for Best Adapted Screenplay and Kim Basinger taking home a statuette as Best Supporting Actress.

Cast

Kevin Spacey .... Sergeant Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe .... Officer Wendell 'Bud' White
Guy Pearce .... Detective Lieutenant Edmund J Exley
James Cromwell .... Captain Dudley Smith
Kim Basinger .... Lynn Bracken
Danny DeVito .... Sid Hudgens

Production Team

Directed by
Curtis Hanson 

Writing credits (WGA)
James Ellroy  (novel)
Brian Helgeland

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