Sleepless In Seattle

Name: Sleepless In Seattle
Year: 1993
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 95
Description: After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his adolescent son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie’s death. Eighteen months later, Sam is still grieving and can’t sleep. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to get a new wife despite Sam having not even contemplated dating again. On Christmas Eve, Sam, on Jonah’s initiative, ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio talk show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hears Sam’s story and falls in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed, a Baltimore based newspaper writer. Annie’s infatuation with Sam’s story and by association Sam himself is despite being already engaged. But Annie’s relationship with her straight-laced fiancĂ© Walter is unlike her dream love life in the movie An Affair to Remember.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Ross Malinger
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

I can’t believe I just finished watching this. Probably because Tom Hanks was in it and because my favourite audio-describer, Lonny Evans, did the narration. Her enthusiasm and lovely voice makes me tolerate a lot of romantic nonsense.

Schindler’s List

Name: Schindler’s List
Year: 1993
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 195
Description: Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us.
1993 Oscar Best Picture Winner!
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War

I am deeply moved and touched and utterly disgusted at the same time. Don’t need to hear German (spoken or yelled) for at least twelve months. I’m also not sure whether the ‘I could have saved more’ scene is realistic, but oh well. Amazing that Spielberg made Jurassic Park the same year.

And the score… I already knew the theme, but was impressed all the same. Especially The Shower Scene stood out and captured the spirit of the moment perfectly.