Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

It’s the Bellringer from Notre Dame! Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise directed this Disney animated film based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 book of the same name (which, coincidentally I have decided to reread as an adult.) The film tells the story of the hunchback Quasimodo (Tom Hulse) who lives in Notre Dame Cathedral in the… Continue reading Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Schindlers List (1993)

‘Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire’ Steven Spielberg directs this American historical period drama based on the true story of the unlikely figure who saved 1,100 Jews from being gassed at Autzwitz. Liam Neeson plays Oscar Schindler who arrives in Kraków hoping to make his fortune from World War 2. After joining the… Continue reading Schindlers List (1993)

Beaches (1988)

‘Be sure to keep in touch CC ok? ‘Sure, we’re friends aren’t we?’ Garry Marshall  directed this American comedy drama film about the friendship of two friends spanning over 35 years; CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hersley). They first meet as children in 1958 (The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik played… Continue reading Beaches (1988)

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

‘Copper, you’re my very best friend’ ‘And you’re mine too Tod’ We’ll always be best friends forever, won’t we? ‘Yeah, forever’ Ted Berman directed this Disney film about  orphaned fox Tod (Mickey Rooney) and a hound dog named Copper (Kurt Russell) who become unlikely friends but are separated by the social pressures around them. I… Continue reading The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

‘I want to be me when I wake up and have breakfast at Tiffanys’ Blake Edwards directs this romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by Truman Capote.  Holly Golightly (played by the fabulous Audrey Hepburn), is the party girl (and often interpreted as ‘a call girl’ ) who moves into the… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)