On a mission to Jupiter H.A.L., an intelligent computer, wreaks havoc. This production has it all—mystery of human evolution, extraterrestrial life, technology, and a classical music soundtrack. Stanley Kubrick teamed up with the eminent science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke to create what has become an Academy award-winning cult classic. This pioneering film pushed the limits of special effects and imagery and is noted for its scientifically accurate depiction of space flight joined the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2001.
Movie Classics on Magnolia Presents "Sunset Boulevard"
Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard ranks among the most scathing satires of Hollywood and the cruel fickleness of movie fandom. Set in '50s Hollywood, a demented former silent screen star dreams of a triumphant return. Toss in an unsuccessful screenwriter, a butler, cameo appearances by silent film star Buster Keaton, Cecile B. Demille and Hedda Hopper, mayhem and murder and you have the makings of a grand classic. In 1989, the film was in the first group to be selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Movie Classics on Magnolia Presents "Some Like It Hot"
Struggling musicians resort to dressing in drag to attempt escaping the Mob after witnessing a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre like murder scene, what could possibly go wrong? An all-star cast of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E. Brown and Pat O’Brien make this one of Hollywood’s top romantic comedies. Some Like It Hot is noted for being produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code and putting an end to the moral guidelines applied to motion pictures adopted in 1930.
A pair of lovebirds lead to sea gull horror. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller set in Bodega Bay, California gives whole new meaning to being dive bombed by a bird. The story is woven with romantic intrigue and mysteries that culminate in horror. Tippi Hedren made her screen debut in the film and is joined by Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright.
Movie Classics on Magnolia Presents "Miracle on 34th Street"
It isn’t Christmas without this perennial holiday classic film. How could anyone question whether Macy’s Santa is truly the real Santa? Can the rivalry between Macy’s and Gimbel’s be reconciled? Santa, will deliver an amazing surprise come Christmas Day. In 2005, Miracle on 34th Street was honored with induction into the United States National Film Registry for preservation for future generations.