Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Top Ten Favorite Movies Set Between 1750 and 1799
Below is my current list of favorite movies set between 1750 and 1799:
TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET BETWEEN 1750 AND 1799
1. "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992) - Michael Mann directed what I believe is the best film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel set during the Seven Years War. The movie starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Wes Studi and Russell Means.
2. "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) - Stephen Frears directed this sumptuous Oscar nominated adaptation of screenwriter Christopher Hampton's 1985 stage play, which was an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel. The movie starred Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfieffer.
3. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000) - Ang Lee directed this superb Oscar winning adaptation of Wang Dulu's wuxia novel. The movie starred Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi.
4. "Amazing Grace" (2006) - Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch and Romola Garai starred in this biopic about British politician/abolitionist William Wilberforce's efforts to end Britain's TransAtlantic slave trade. Michael Apted directed.
5. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1982) - Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour starred in this superb adaptation of Baroness Orczy's 1905 novel and its 1913 sequel, "Eldorado". Directed by Clive Donner, the movie co-starred Ian McKellen.
6. "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) - Joe Wright directed this first-rate adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. The movie starred Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.
7. "1776" (1972) - William Daniels, Howard da Silva and Ken Howard starred in this adaptation of Peter Stone's 1969 Broadway musical set during the American Revolution. Peter H. Hunt directed.
8. "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh" (1963) - Patrick McGoohan starred in this Disney adaptation of Russell Thorndike's 1915 novel, "Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh". James Neilson directed.
9. "Jefferson in Paris" (1995) - Ismail Merchant co-produced and James Ivory directed this semi-fictionalized account of Thomas Jefferson's tenure as U.S. Ambassador to France. The movie starred Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow and Thandie Newton.
10. "April Morning" (1988) - Chad Lowe, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Urich starred in this adaptation of Howard Fast's 1961 novel about the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Delbert Mann directed.