Meet Joe Black:
Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) has it all, success, wealth and power. Days before his 65th birthday he receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt), who soon reveals himself as Death. In exchange for extra time, Bill agrees to serve as Joe's earthly guide. But will he regret his choice when Joe unexpectedly falls in love with Bill's beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani)?
(Dir. Martin Brest, 1998)
Legends Of The Fall:
Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) built a ranch in the remote foothills of the Montana Rockies where he brought up his three sons away from the carnage of the Indian wars. Alfred (Aidan Quinn) the eldest, is dutiful and reserved, Samuel (Henry Thomas) the beloved youngest, is compassionate and idealistic, while the middle brother Tristan (Brad Pitt) has a wild untameable spirit. Into this masculine world enters Susannah Finncannon (Julia Ormond), a beautiful intelligent woman who stirs a passion and rivalry in all three brothers that will change the course of their lives and shape their destinies forever. From the rugged prairie lands of 19th Century America to the trenches of World War I and the changing world beyond, 'Legends of the Fall' is a sweeping, star-studded epic - a passionate journey into the darkest secrets of love, betrayal and the unbreakable bonds of blood.
(Dir. Edward Zwick, 1994)
The Remains Of The Day:
Stevens is the perfect English butler. Now employed by Mr Lewis, the new American owner of Darlington Hall, Stevens has spent the best part of his working life serving Lord Darlington, the host of many prestigious international conferences in the 1930s. It was only when war broke out in 1939, that Lord Darlington's involvement with the Nazi party was uncovered.
Now, twenty years later, Stevens realizes that his unquestioning faith and dedication to duty were misplaced, and cost him dearly in his own personal life. Over several years, he carried on an intense relationship with the Estate's attractive young housekeeper, Miss Kenton. But his unwavering sense of duty led Stevens to deny his emotions - and eventually drive away the one woman he loved. Now he wants to make amends...
An extraordinary story of blind emotion and repressed love, The Remains Of The Day achieved an astounding 8 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. Anthony Hopkins received the BAFTA Award for the Best Performance by an actor in a leading role.
(Dir. James Ivory, 1993)
84 Charing Cross Road:
A heart-warming drama in which Anne Bancroft stars as a New York collector of rare books. Little does she know that a letter to a small bookshop in London will lead to a 20 year love affair with the staff and the city...
Selected as the 1987 Royal Film Performance.
(Dir. David Hugh Jones, 1986)