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Never Let Me Go
A 2010 British science fiction drama film, “Never Let Me Go” was based on the novel entitled “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Directed by Mark Romanek, this film centered on the love triangle of Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. It was filmed at various locations, particularly at the Andrew Melville Hall and was produced by Film4 and DNA Films. The movie earned about $9.4 million dollars at the box office and got an additional $1.8 million in DVD sales.
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment is a 1983 film directed by James L. Brooks which was based on the novel “Terms of Endearment” by Larry McMurty. This comedy drama film starred Shirley MacLaine and covered the 30-year relationship of Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. The movie won a total of five out of its 11 Academy Award nominations and grossed around $3.4 million dollars on the day of its opening making it the #1 movie at the box office.
Starring Robin Williams, Awakenings is a 1990 movie that was based on the true story of Oliver Sacks who discovers the beneficial effects of the L-Dopa drug and administers it to catatonic patients. Awakenings was directed by Penny Marshall and gained three Academy Award nominations.
Directed by Buzz Kulik, Brian’s Song is a 1971 movie that centered on the life of a man named Brian Piccolo, a football player from Wake Forest University who was struggling against terminal cancer. This movie had a major premier in Chicago and was rated by critics as one of the finest movies ever made in history. It was written by renowned screenwriter William Blinn and included some scenes that were not in the original autobiography from which the movie was based.
Directed, produced and starred by Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film that featured a large Himong American cast, including the real sons of Clint Eastwood himself. This movie was based in Detroit, Michigan and was the first American film to feature Hmong Americans. The story was centered on a man named Walkt Kowaiski, a Korean War veteran who estranged himself from his family following the war. It grossed over $270 million worldwide.