And any hopes Lugosi had of going on to play romantic leads were cruelly dashed. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL by FREDERICK FORSYTH Published: 1971 Film adaptation: 1973 Director: FRED ZINNEMANN Forsyth’s intelligent political thriller revolves around the planned assassination of Charles de Gaulle. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by ERICH MARIA REMARQUE Published: 1929 Film adaptation: 1930 Director: LEWIS MILESTONE This haunting First World War film starred Lew Ayres, who would go on to be a conscientious objector. G BALLARD Published: 1984 Film adaptation: 1987 Director: STEVEN SPIELBERG With a Tom Stoppard screenplay adapted from Ballard’s autobiographical novel, few films of the Eighties have the star quality of Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun.Zinnemann’s classic film adaptation has a rakish Edward Fox playing the eponymous hired killer, with the ever-appealing film set that is Paris as a backdrop. Lewis Milestone made pioneering use of the crane to capture sweeping shots of the horrors of battle, mirroring the epic yet graphic scope of Remarque’s original novel with devastating effect. A stirring portrayal by Christian Bale of a privileged expat boy in China, makes this a film as beguiling as the old Shanghai of the protagonist’s youth. TRAINSPOTTING by IRVINE WELSH Published: 1993 Film adaptation: 1996 Director: DANNY BOYLE Somewhat easier to follow than Welsh’s novel, this sick but slick collaboration from the team who made Shallow Grave features a strung-out Ewan Mc Gregor capering around Edinburgh with his hopeless mates, committing ever more debased acts to a pumping soundtrack.If your goal is to complete your high-school education, you can prepare for High School Equivalency (HSE) exam right here and take the test on site.If your goal is to pursue an academic college program we provide classes and the services to support you on the path to earning your degree. My best piece of advice is to stay focused on your degree and career goals.The dying ancien regime is represented by lethally sexy performances by Glenn Close and John Malkovich, making this 118 minutes of pure wicked pleasure. THE BIG SLEEP by RAYMOND CHANDLER Published: 1939 Film adaptation: 1946 Director: HOWARD HAWKS The convoluted plot of Chandler’s detective story had screenwriter William Faulkner turning to the original author for help.Even though audiences still find it hard to negotiate its maze-like narrative, the real point of the exercise is to showcase Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart at their simmering, sexy best. THE 39 STEPS (The Thirty Nine Steps) by JOHN BUCHAN Published: 1915 Film adaptation: 1935 Director: ALFRED HITCHCOCK Adapting Buchan’s 1915 adventure story for the screen was one of Hitchcock’s earliest triumphs.
Necessarily cutting out some of Stoker’s extraneous material, this genre-defining horror classic turned out far scarier than the book.Whether your goal is to enroll in college, advance your career, or begin a lifelong learning adventure, our classes are designed to help you.If improving English is your goal, our comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program takes you from the basics to college-level academic work.Likewise, having grown up under the influence of a father and three older brothers who were well rooted in road racing (Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Formula 5000) and the Indianapolis 500, after exposure to midgets, sprints, and champ dirt cars in my impressionable teenage years my auto racing interests soon evolved as well.Aside from the 500, short track open wheel stuff became the only action that moved my needle.Even if it were not based on a true story, Schindler’s saving of more than a thousand Jews would be awesome. While owing much to advances in CGI, it is Jackson’s skill as a visual storyteller that gives the films their pulling power.