The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) – Anthony Mann

An incredible cast fills out this recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Spartacus. Alec Guinness is Marcus Aurelius, whose death begins the downfall of the great empire, as his son, Commodus (Christopher Plummer) assumes leadership, and is unwilling to let anything stand in his way. They…

Man of the West (1958) – Anthony Mann

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of High Noon is this classic starring Gary Cooper. Cooper plays Link Jones, a former outlaw, who is forced to hook back up with his gang when he is stranded alongside two other passengers when a train robbery…

Winchester ’73 (1950) – Anthony Mann

  The next western recommendation following High Noon in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this Jimmy Stewart classic. The film tracks a Winchester rifle as Lin McAdam (Stewart) attempts to hunt it down after it is stolen by a murderous fugitive. The hunt begins in Dodge City where Wyatt Earp…

El Cid (1961) – Anthony Mann

  The recommendations for my viewing of Henry V for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book gets underway with this towering film from Anthony Mann. Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren headline in this three-hour epic that chronicles the life and times of El Cid, known in Spain as Rodrigo Diaz (Heston), a…