“That’s the real question isn’t it: why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, The Mafia, keeps ’em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents ’em from asking the most important question: why? Why was Kennedy Killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?” – Donald Sutherland as X
In 1982 Gandhi was released to critical acclaim. That success would translate into eight Academy Awards as well as another 26 awards and multiple other nominations. Richard Attenborough took home Best Picture and Best Director for this film. Ben Kingsley won Best Actor for his portrayal of this historical figure.
Stewart was also impressive as he played a role that took him into a new genre of films. He would later act in other Westerns including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Shootist to name a few.
Frank Capra created some of the most memorable films in American history. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington stands out as
1939 was a big year for James Maitland Stewart. In addition to his Oscar nomination he was also selected by
Once again Stewart was handed a role almost written for him. He had the ability to play the rich man or poor man with such ease that the films become natural in feeling. As the world headed for war this film seemed to be an escape as it focused on the small things, small values in life. It’s an amazing film that feels relevant even today.
Made in 1936, this is a classic story of love which pairs Jimmy Stewart alongside Margaret Sullavan as Christopher and Cicely. As a young couple their life together is tested when he is assigned to work overseas and she finds fame on the stage. Despite diving into marriage, the couple find that they’ve got aspirations on opposite sides of the globe which create an emotional rollercoaster.
From 1934 to 1991, James Maitland Stewart stood out as one of the most popular and prolific actors of his time. Known by many as George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart was so much more than that singular, iconic role.
Here’s the second set of films I’m looking at that will be coming to theaters this winter. (Here is Part