Tootsie tackled 1980s’ chauvanism by disguising a man as a woman. Hilarious as it was, the tradition can be traced as far back as Homer’s Illiad.
Using The Great War as its canvas, PASSCHENDAELE threads together the stories of three couples; American, English and Irish, weaving their destinies through one of history’s most tumultuous eras.
Is this film about amnesia or is it about déjà vu? Either way, Charlie Kaufman’s script which focuses on memory is a true original.
Based on Jim Thompson’s grimey story about smalltime criminals, Stephen Frears’ film was robbed when it didn’t win a single Oscar from its four nominations.
Steven Benedict is a well-known radio broadcaster, college lecturer, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.