November FilmArt: Legends (non-SFS event)
||Catch classic films such as Gone With The Wind, Singin in the Rain, Casablanca, and the 1960 original release of Ocean's 11 this November on Okto's Film Art.
||19 November 2009 (Thursday) - 29 November 2009 (Sunday), 10pm
November FilmArt: Legends
Sunday nights on okto
Gone with the Wind
Broadcast time: 1 Nov 2009, 8pm
On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh) has everything she could want--except Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). But as the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves (Gable)--and who truly loves her--until she finally drives him away. Only then does Scarlett realize what she has lost ... and decide to win him back.
- One of the greatest classic American movies
- Won 10 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Hattie McDaniel, the first Oscar awarded to an African-American Actor
- Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDanniel star in this classic epic of the American South
Singin in the Rain
Broadcast time: 8 Nov 2009, 10pm
Musician Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice.
Set during the advent of "talkies," this film's classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.
Broadcast time: 15 Nov 2009, 10pm
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history - Casablanca.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight, Notorious) walks through the front door of Rick's club - Rick must now choose between a life with the woman he loves and becoming the hero that both she and the world need.
- Academy Award Winner : Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay
- Academy Award Nominations for Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Best Supporting Actor (Claude Rains), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Score
Ocean’s 11 (1960 release)
Broadcast time: 22 Nov 2009, 10pm
The original Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop--star with Angie Dickenson in the original Ocean's 11.
Eleven pals prepare to carry out a – theoretically - foolproof plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos at midnight on New Year's Eve. The plan depends on split-second timing, and everything goes like clockwork at first. But even in this almost perfect scheme, things begin to go wrong.
Broadcast time: 29 Nov 2009, 10pm
The Aviator is a story about an aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. The eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul is famous for romancing some of the world's most beautiful women. The drama recounts the years of his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, an era when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies and test flying innovative aircrafts he designed and created.
It also chronicles Hughes’ struggle with his physical disabilities and phobias, and his increasingly erratic, obsessive-compulsive behavior that led him ultimately to isolate himself from his associates and withdraw from the world. It also follows his descent into madness as his compulsiveness for cleanliness gives way to frequent outbursts and ticks. He turns away those closest to him, confining himself and emerging only when absolutely necessary.
- Academy Award Winner: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Achievement in Editing, Best Supporting Actress
- Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing