Paramount Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom, it is America's oldest existing film studio; it is also the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing movie studios.
Psycho is a 1960 American thriller/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film is based on the screenplay by Joseph Stefano, who adapted it from the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The novel was based on the crimes of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who is in hiding at a motel after embezzling from her employer, and the motel's owner, Norman Bates, and the aftermath of their encounter.
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American war film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. The film is notable for the intensity of its opening 25 minutes, which depict the Omaha beachhead assault of June 6, 1944. Afterward, it follows Tom Hanks as Captain John H. Miller and several men as they search for a paratrooper, who is the last surviving brother of three fallen servicemen.
Forrest Gump may refer to: Forrest Gump (novel), 1986 novel by Winston Groom Forrest Gump (film), 1994 feature film starring Tom Hanks, based on the 1986 novel Forrest Gump (character), main character of the film and book "Gump" (song), Weird Al Yankovic song about above character Forrest Gump - Original Motion Picture Score, film score by Alan Silvestri Forrest Gump (soundtrack), soundtrack compilation album of the film
The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 drama film set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The film was produced, directed, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Its storyline is supported by lavish production values, actual circus acts, and documentary, behind-the-rings looks at the massive logistics effort which made big top circuses possible.
The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was based on a novel of the same title by Charles R. Jackson about a writer who drinks heavily out of frustration over the accusation that he had an affair with one of his buddies while in college.
Going My Way, a 1944 film directed by Leo McCarey. It is a light-hearted musical comedy/drama about a new young priest taking over a parish from an established old veteran. Crosby sings five songs in the film. It was followed the next year by a sequel, The Bells of St. Mary's. This picture was the highest-grossing picture of 1944. Its success helped to make movie exhibitors choose Crosby as the biggest box-office draw of the year, a record he would hold for the remainder of the 1940s.
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness is a documentary film about a poor farmer in Siam and his daily struggle for survival in the jungle. The two directors of Chang, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, had previously worked together on Grass and later collaborated on the blockbuster film King Kong.
Animal Crackers is a 1930 American comedy film, in which mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. The film was both a critical and commercial success upon initial release, and remains one of the Marx Brothers' most beloved and often-quoted movies.
Reds is a 1981 American epic film that was co-written, produced, directed by and starring Warren Beatty. It centers on the life of John Reed, the revolutionary communist, journalist, and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book Ten Days that Shook the World. In 1920, less than two years after writing his classic of romantic reporting, and a few days before his thirty-third birthday, Reed died in Moscow of typhus and a stroke.
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a spoof of the disaster film genre, and is essentially a remake of the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!. In Australia and New Zealand the film is known as Flying High.
Breakfast at Tiffany's may refer to: Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella), 1958 novella by Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffany's (film), the 1961 film adaptation directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn ', the 1961 soundtrack by Henry Mancini Breakfast at Tiffany's (musical), a 1966 Broadway musical version "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (song), a 1996 song by Deep Blue Something
Titanic is a 1997 American disaster/romantic/drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, two members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ship.
Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Cameron Crowe. The film is a "very close remake" of the 1997 Spanish film Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos), which was written by Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil. Vanilla Sky stars Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz (a reprise of her performance in Abre los ojos), Jason Lee, and Kurt Russell. The film is considered to be a cult classic.
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 film starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, an immature young man whose weekend activities are visits to a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney is his dance partner and eventual girlfriend.
Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The screenplay was written by David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein, from a story by Eddie Murphy, who also stars in the film. Murphy plays an African prince, who heads to the United States in hopes of finding a woman he can marry. Coming to America is the first of several films in which Murphy plays multiple characters.
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American period horror film directed by Tim Burton. Based on the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the film stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Sir Michael Gambon, Miranda Richardson, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Richard Griffiths and Christopher Walken.
She Done Him Wrong is a Pre-Code 1933 Paramount Pictures comedy/romance motion picture starring Mae West and Cary Grant. Others in the cast include Louise Beavers, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, Sr. , and Rochelle Hudson. The film was directed by Lowell Sherman and produced by William LeBaron. The script was adapted by Harvey F. Thew and John Bright from the successful Broadway play Diamond Lil by Mae West.
One Hour with You is a 1932 American film. It was written by Samson Raphaelson and his assistant Sam Bellas from the Lothar Schmidt play Only a Dream, and was directed by George Cukor and Ernst Lubitsch. The film is a musical comedy starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin and Charles Ruggles. The story concerns a married couple who find themselves attracted to other people.
Shanghai Express is a 1932 American film directed by Josef von Sternberg. The pre-Code picture stars Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, and Warner Oland. It was written by Jules Furthman, based on a story by Harry Hervey. It was the fourth of seven teamings of Sternberg and Dietrich. The film is memorable for its stylistic black-and-white chiaroscuro cinematography.
The Smiling Lieutenant is a 1931 American film produced by Paramount Pictures. Made in the Pre-Code era, it was written by Samson Raphaelson and Ernest Vajda, from the operetta Ein Walzertraum by Oscar Straus (libretto by Leopold Jacobson and Felix Dörmann), which in turn was based on the novel Nur der Prinzgemahl by Hans Müller-Einigen. The film was directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film. The plot concerns the romantic difficulties of Queen Louise of Sylvania and her new husband, Count Alfred. Though Count Alfred promises to be a docile husband at the wedding during their vows, he quickly regrets his decision when unable to make orders that will be obeyed and becomes bored. Threatening to leave for Paris, he is only deterred by Queen Louise when she gives him the equivalent of a king's power. At this point, the film ends.