Listening: Movie Resources

The King’s Speech   (2010)
with   Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
This is the story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Field of Dreams   (1989)
with   Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come.

Frequency   (2000)
with Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father’s life, but then must fix the consequences.

Stranger than Fiction   (2006)
with   Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman
An IRS auditor is the subject of narration only he can hear: it begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Singin’ in the Rain   (1952)
with   Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

The Conversation   (1974)
with   Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield)
A surveillance expert becomes obsessed with a recording of a cryptic conversation between a young couple, trying to determine if they are in danger.

 

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