Saturday, October 27, 2012
Six Degrees of Recommendation - October
The staff is flexing their filmography muscles to find new ways to explore our fabulous DVD collection and make recommendations. The rules of our game were simple: ONE - only DVDs from Edwardsville; TWO - each selection must be based on something, anything from the previous DVD; and THREE - only 48 hours per choice (get that list moving!). The results are explained below. Links between selections are highlighted in purple.
(1) Emily B.: (500) Days of Summer (2009). Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in the perfect break-up movie........(2) Sara S.: A Summer in Genoa (2011). This summer movie explores emotions and various love themes in an excellently written and acted family drama with a realistic conclusion.......(3) Karen K.: The King's Speech (2010) also stars Colin Firth who was awarded an oscar for best performance in a leading role in 2010.......(4) Zach H.: Legend of the Guardians:The Owls of Ga'Houle (2010) stars the voice of Geoffrey Rush - the speech therapist in the King's Speech- as the voice of a grizzled old screech owl in the beautifully animated story.......(5) Jacob D.: Public Enemies (2009) also features David Wenham. Turn up the volume for this Johnny Dillenger biopic because it was directed by Michael Mann, the master of gunfights....... (6) Deanne H.: Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps (2010) also features Carey Mulligan; nobody does vulnerable with a strong resolve better........ (7) Gwen B.: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Shia LeBeouf is Sam Witwicky and was Jame Moore in Wall Street. His is fun to watch....... (8) Amanda E.: WALL*E (2008) A robot movie that will tug on your heart strings....... (9) Jacob V.: American Beauty (2000). Original scores for both WALL-E and American Beauty were composed by Thomas Newman. 19 of Newman's tracks from this score were compiled into an album that won the Grammy in 2001 for 'Best Score Soundtrack Album.