EFC II #70 – Animal Farm (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#70 – Animal Farm (1954)
Dir. John Halas & Joy Batchelor
Starring: Maurice Denham

The seventieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Halas & Batchelor stark animated adaptation of George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, though I didn’t enjoy it and never want to see it again, it has a message.

Luke: Yes, it is undeniably grim, but a very adult and effective animated film.

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EFC II #35 – Voyage to Italy {Viaggio in Italia} (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#35 – Voyage to Italy (1954)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Ray, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer, Jackie Frost

The thirty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Roberto Rossellini’s drama starring his then partner and now legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, Voyage to Italy.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, it gets a lot of acclaim, and it’s very good, particularly Bergman, but I don’t think it’s must see.

EFC II #26 – Rear Window (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#26 – Rear Window (1954)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn

The twenty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the thrilling and tense mystery from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, you have to watch it.

Luke: Yes, absolutely, it’s a must see film.

EFC II #22 – On The Waterfront (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#22 – On The Waterfront (1954)
Dir.  Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger

The twenty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, featuring one of Marlon Brando’s most iconic performances, the moody crime drama: On The Waterfront.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Film (Sam Spiegel), Best Director (Elia Kazan), Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Screenplay (Budd Schulberg), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), Best Art Direction (Richard Day), Best Cinematography (Boris Kaufman), Best Film Editing (Gene Milford)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a classic, and rightfully so.