- Milos Forman’s cinematography in Amadeus offers an authentic slice of 18th century Vienna. Especially the masterful recreation of the urban populace, their immaculate costumes and not to mention the brilliant acting of the extras (the theater crowds, the general pedestrians on the streets etc.), makes Forman one of the greatest recreates of ambience in Hollywood.
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- The movie has a cast of spectacular actors, and the fact that most of them were obscure character actors at that time, who excelled in the role of the mentally challenged in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, makes the movie extremely impactful.
- Jack Nicholson playing the pivotal role of Randle McMurphy...
- For being an epic movie — from the standpoint of storyline, how the director develops the characters, the epic boat journey cutting across the innumerable waterways and maneuvering a plethora of events, and of course the operatic and often haunting background scores. In Apocalypse Now, its Vietnam War bearing its bloody viscera. Coppola de-romanticizes and dehumanizes Vietnam, its gruesomeness, cold manipulations, horror, irrationality and human beings being reduced to killing robots, bereft of emotions. This is Apocalypse Now.
- It’s Illuminati symbolism galore in Eyes Wide Shut, its all the truth that the ‘powers that be’ don’t want us to know. Their satanic rituals, their elite society and royal bloodlines that rule global banking and politics, and pertinently, their orgies to summon and feed the demonic spirits. The movie daringly opens the door of the dark world which is hidden by the media. (Kubrick apparently paid the price of divulging the secrets with his life, soon after the movie release).