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Ron Howard – a beautiful mind

The movie is based on the life of John Nash a Nobel Laureate in Economics. It was inspired by the bestselling Pulizer Prize …

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Ang Lee – life of pi

Life of Pi is based on the novel by Yann Martel. It is the story recounted by Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel…

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Ben Stiller – the secret life of walter mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is directed, co-produced and stars Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty. It is the second film adaption of James Thurber’s short story…

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Jon Favreau – chef

Written, directed and starring Jon Favreau with a line-up of stars that are dotted through the movie giving you bonus points. The story line centres on a Chef…

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Mimi Leder – pay it forward

Pay It Forward is a movie based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It follows the story of a child inspired by his teacher to make a difference in the world creates…

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Steve McQueen – 12 years a slave

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, who was a New York State born free African American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841…

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Robert Zemeckis – forrest gump

Forrest Gump revolves around the story of his life. Gump finds himself part of and influencing some defining moments in 20th Century history…

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Ridley Scott – gladiator

Gladiator is the story of a Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius who finds himself embroiled in aftermath of a betrayal of an ambitious emperor’s son. Through a series of…

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Ken Kwapis – big miracle

Based on true events that seem more fictional then the truth. A reporter stumbles over a story which ignites international concern for a family of three grey whales trapped in the ice. The events happened in 1988…

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Peter Howitt – sliding doors

A British-American movie written and directed by Peter Howitt starring Gwyneth Paltrow. The storyline begins with Helen Quilley played by Paltrow…

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Brian Percival – the book thief

The book thief is an American – German movie set in World War Two and is based on the novel by Markus Zusak. It follows the story of a young girl who is adopted…

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Julian Schnabel – the diving bell and the butterfly

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is a French American movie based on the memoirs of Jean-Dominque Bauby. He was the editor of the French magazine Elle. In 1995 at the age of 43 …

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