Still, Jackson's achievement cannot be denied. "Return of the King" is such a crowning achievement, such a visionary use of all the tools of special effects, such a pure spectacle, that it can be enjoyed even by those who have not seen the first two films. Yes, they will be adrift during the early passages of the film's 200 minutes, but to be adrift occasionally during this nine-hour saga comes with the territory; Tolkien's story is so sweeping and Jackson includes so much of it that only devoted students of the Ring can be sure they understand every character, relationship and plot point.
The first film was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. In 2020, Indiewire called it "one of the greatest short films in the history of movies." Of the "dreamy, beloved" ongoing series, The Film Stage noted, "Hertzfeldt has crafted what might be the crowning achievement of modern science fiction."
World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime was released in 2020 to more positive reviews, including another "A+" from Indiewire. Of the "dreamy, beloved" ongoing series, The Film Stage noted, "Hertzfeldt has crafted what might be the crowning achievement of modern science fiction."
By 1993, Carl Davis had established himself as the number one choice for scoring silent films. His crowning achievement is arguably his brilliant score for Ben-Hur, a 1925 silent film produced for the newly merged MGM studios. The film may have been slightly overshadowed by the Charlton Heston-starring remake of 1959, but Ben-Hur was a real blockbuster in its day, and was the most expensive silent film ever made.
The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical VIRGINIA CHERRILL) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.
The rehabbed beauty queen celebrated her first three months of sobriety with a party at a Hollywood nightclub. Cheers! 51 of Tara's closest pageant contestant friends -- and the press -- came out to Social Hollywood to, er, toast Tara on her crowning achievement. Trump that!
Prime Video has recently begun dipping its toe into the world of K-dramas as it climbs towards the crowning achievement of being the biggest streaming platform in the US, but Island is about to be its flashiest Korean release yet thanks to its stacked cast and high budget. Premiering its first 2 episodes on December 30, Island has been a long-awaited project for fans of the fantasy thriller genre. The series is based on an infamous manhwa and its webtoon sequel, which follow three powerful individuals who come together to protect Jeju (and the world) from evil forces threatening to break through. 2b1af7f3a8