Movies On In March, 2008

Written by TVSA Team from the blog on 19 Feb 2008
Favourite this post's Monday Movie highlights in March:

Moonstruck (PG)
On: Monday, 3rd March at 23h20


Cher plays Loretta Castorini, a widowed bookkeeper who meticulously plans every detail including her up-and-coming wedding. But one thing she fails to take into account is the unpredictability of her feelings when she falls in love with her fiancé’s brother, Ronny - played by Nicholas Cage. Loretta is swept away in a melody of love.

Tagline: Life. Family. Love.

1988 Oscar wins:

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Cher
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Olympia Dukakis
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - John Patrick Shanley

Also nominated for:

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Vincent Gardenia
Best Director - Norman Jewison
Best Picture - Patrick J. Palmer and Norman Jewison


Rain Man (16 L)
On: Monday, 10th March at 23h20


Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) never knew he had a brother until his estranged father left his entire fortune to him. Suffering from autism, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) has an excellent memory but very little understanding of the subject matter.

Charlie kidnaps Raymond from a home in order to get half of his money but instead ends up learning a whole lot of patience.

1989 Oscar wins

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Dustin Hoffman
Best Director - Barry Levinson
Best Picture - Mark Johnson
Best Writing, Original Screenplay - Ronald Bass (screenplay) and Barry Morrow (screenplay/story)

Also nominated for:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration - Ida Random and Linda DeScenna
Best Cinematography - John Seale
Best Film Editing - Stu Linder
Best Music, Original Score - Hans Zimmer


Misery (13 VL)
On: Monday, 17th March at 23h20

Dutch poster
Kathy Bates plays psychotic Nurse Annie Wilkes whose new patient is her favourite novelist, Paul Sheldon played by James Caan. But when he kills off her favourite character, Misery in his new book, she becomes his captor.

Annie forces him to burn his latest book and write another one in which he brings the character back to life.

Tagline: This Christmas there will be ... Misery.

1991 Oscar win:

Kathy Bates won for Best Actress In A Leading Role making Misery one of only three horror films to win an Oscar in the history of the awards.

Fun facts:

Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Paul Sheldon before it went James Caan. He turned it down because he didn't want to do another Stephen King movie after The Shining - it terrified him too much.

Stephen King's first typewriter had a missing "N" in the same way Paul's does.


Dances With Wolves (13 SV)
On: Monday, 24th March at 23h20

dances with wolves

Kevin Costner plays Union Army Officer, John D. Dunbar who's sent to a deserted post along with his only companion - a lone wolf. He discovers there are Indians living in the region and amongst them a white woman. Dunbar finds himself drawn into the lifestyle of the Sioux-Lakota, learns to speak their language and is eventually faced with fighting a battle for their survival.

Tagline: Inside everyone is a frontier waiting to be discovered.

1991 Oscar wins:

Best Cinematography - Dean Semler
Best Director - Kevin Costner
Best Film Editing - Neil Travis
Best Music, Original Score - John Barry
Best Picture - Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner
Best Sound - Russell Williams II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton
and Gregory H. Watkins
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium - Michael Blake

Also nominated for:

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Kevin Costner
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Graham Greene
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Mary McDonnell
Best Art Direction: Set Decoration - Jeffrey Beecroft and Lisa Dean
Best Costume Design - Elsa Zamparelli


1 Comment

19 Feb 2008 05:35

Wow, three great movies and Dances with Wolves.

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