First screening date unrecorded / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes, Josef Sommer, Danny Glover, Angus MacInnes, Brent Jennings, Patti LuPone, Alexander Godunov, Viggo Mortensen, Frederick Rolf, Beverly May. Screenplay: William Kelley and Pamela Wallace & Earl W. Wallace.

Twitter Capsule: Evocative cuts, frames, sounds, tempos in both town and country. Fitful respect for Amish. All a bit silly but a fun watch.

VOR:   Audiences turned handsome, well-built, but thinnish equivalent to good airplane reading into a huge hit, as would never happen today. Film students might swipe some tricks.

Photo © 1985 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Peter Weir
Best Actor: Harrison Ford
Best Original Screenplay: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace
Best Cinematography: John Seale
Best Art Direction: Stan Jolley; John H. Anderson
Best Film Editing: Thom Noble
Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Peter Weir
Best Actor (Drama): Harrison Ford
Best Supporting Actress: Kelly McGillis
Best Original Screenplay: Earl W. Wallace and William Kelley
Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America Awards: Best Original Screenplay
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Original Score

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