CNN Presents, "The Movies"


CNN Takes On The Movies...and we ❤️it.


Time to set your DVRs.  CNN presents another great installment of their documentary series from executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and this time it's The Movies, the stories behind the movies you love.


Whether to escape from the Great Depression, marvel at a world far, far away or be transported to a world filled with Muggles and magic, movies are an inescapable part of our culture.  Through the lens of cinema, we can look back on decades of our society’s culture and beliefs and possibly catch a glimpse of where we are going.



The CNN Original Series The Movies is an extension of the very successful “Decades” series produced by Tom Hanks’ Playtone Pictures and Herzog & Co. Over its 6 episode run, The Movies will give new insights and behind the scenes glimpses into some of the most beloved and influential films from the dawn of cinema to present day.



The series features interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jon Favreau, Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Freeman, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Amy Heckerling, Ron Howard, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Baz Luhrmann, Julianne Moore, Ed Norton, Robert Redford, Rob Reiner, Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, John Singleton, Steven Spielberg, Sharon Stone, Robert Zemeckis and many more.


Here is the schedule:

(7/7) The Eighties – The episode explores the crowd-pleasing titles of the 80s such as The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. and The Breakfast Club.

(7/14) The Nineties – The episode explores movie stars of the 90s like Julia Roberts and Will Smith and beloved films such as Jurassic Park, Titanic and Pulp Fiction.

(7/21) The 2000s To Today – The episode explores popular films of the 2000s such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge.

(7/28) The Seventies – The episode explores the films of the 70s that pushed the medium of movie-making such as The Godfather, The Exorcist and Jaws.

(8/4) The Sixties – The episode explores the popular films of the 60s such as West Side Story, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Graduate.

(8/11) The Golden Age – The episode explores the most iconic films from the 1930s through the 1950s such as King Kong, Casablanca and A Star is Born.


To watch the trailer, click HERE. We ❤️everything about this series and can't wait to watch it.  xoxo
CNN Presents, "The Movies" CNN Presents, "The Movies" Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on July 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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