The classics, shaping Hollywood's golden era, are known for their eternalized scripts, dialogues, direction, cinematography, and music. Each of the classics was a trendsetter in themselves, setting the record high in fashion, hair styling, grace and flamboyance. The actors were an enthralling sight alongside the locales. A combo of a tub of popcorn and captivating classics can never go wrong. Here's a list of the top 6 Hollywood classics for all the movie lovers.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, "Psycho" is considered as one of the most popular classics. Released in 1960, September 8, this Hollywood thriller had featured some well known Hollywood actors, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. The director being fascinated by the 1955 French movie "Le Diabolique" went on to make his very own masterpiece. "Psycho" was nominated in 4 categories at the Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The classic from 1967, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" was highly appreciated by the audience. It still is one of the top rated movies on IMDB. Directed by Sergio Leone,one of Italy's cinema pioneers, this Hollywood movie stars Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef. Although it has not received any high profile awards, it has been critically appreciated for its historical content including the use of dynamites before its invention.
A highly popular franchise, "The Godfather" directed by Francis Ford Coppola went on to receive 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing, and Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The first movie was released in 1972 and other two was produced in 1974 and 1990. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in the lead, "The Godfather" still holds its position as one of the most watched classic in contemporary times.
Produced in 1942, "Casablanca", a black and white classic movie, directed by Michael Curtiz, won an Academy Award in 1944. This Hollywood classic received 2 more Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid to name a few, makes the movie an all time favorite.
Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, "Modern Times" is a comedy, praised for its humorous script and Charlie Chaplin's acting which goes on to captivate the audience, even at the present date. Produced in 1936, this movie was one of the masterpieces created by Chaplin. It portrays the serious social aspects but in a humorous way.
Gone with the Wind
This historical-romantic classic, "Gone with the Wind" was a joint venture of 3 directors, Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood. This movie brings to the screen many excellent actors, such as Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Thomas Mitchell. "Gone with the Wind", based on Margaret Mitchell's popular novel, portrays society during WW2. It went on to receive as many as 8 Academy Awards, in the categories- Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Writing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing and Best Picture including an honorary award to William Cameron Menzies.