I am very excited about a few things in y life, a few things I would even say I am passionate about. One of those such things are movies. Now wait do not give up on this blog yet… I can see it in your eyes.” Great all he is going to talk about is John Wayne”, false well sorta. This blog is going to be more about movies that Hollywood should never remake. There is going to be one John Wayne movie listed. There will be about five movies all together. I will give a brief history of the movies, who stared, who directed and when they came out, and a little about them. So be prepared for the adventure if you can handle it. A follow up idea will be five movies that they should remake. You might be surprised by that list. And yes I did use an outside source to help me .
05.” The Quiet Man”– 1952- John Ford Director Two main stars John Wayne, and Maureen O’ Hara , with Victor McLaglen
Set in 1920s Ireland, Sean Thornton (John Wayne), an Irish-born American from Pittsburgh, returns to Ireland to reclaim his family’s farm in Innisfree. He meets and falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara), the spinster sister of the bullying, loud-mouthed landowner “Red” Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen). Danaher, angry that Sean outbid him for the Thornton land adjacent to his property, initially refuses to sanction the marriage until several town locals, including the parish priest, conspire to trick him into believing that the wealthy Widow Tillane (Mildred Natwick) wants to marry him, but only if Mary Kate is no longer living in the house. After learning the truth on Sean and Mary Kate’s wedding day, an enraged Will refuses to give his sister her full dowry. Then Wayne ends up fighting the brother in-law. You will have to see the movie to see how it ends. I it, one of my all time movies.
04. It’s a Wonderful Life–1949–James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame – Director -Frank Capra
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide? Need we really say any more as to why this should never be remade? James Stewart’s first movie since being released from service from World War 2.
03. The Godfather-1972- Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Al Pacino. Director Francis Ford Copala.
Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar©-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. This is just the first part mind you, there were two more that followed. I am just basing this on the first.
02. The Goonies-(1985)–Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak and Anne Ramsey- Director Richard Donner.
Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood — unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that’s quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed “One-Eyed” Willy’s hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen, Clark “Mouth” Devereaux, Andrea “Andy” Carmichael, Stefanie “Stef” Steinbrenner, and Richard “Data” Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the house of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney “Sloth” Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them. Great childhood memory movie, one that should never be remade.
01-Top Gun -1986- Tom Cruise Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan. Director– Tony Scott
Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father’s death in combat that killed others due to his father’s error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted.– A lot of people will be shocked at my number one choice here. Believe me I was as well, but I will give credit where credit is due.