Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Movie of the Month - Quiz Show

There are few films that come around and collectively receive such high praise from both audience and critics and for a period of time are considered the "it" films or sometimes known as "Oscar films," 1994's Quiz Show is one of those films. Directed by Robert Redford the film, which features an all star cast of John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Hank Azaria and many more including a cameo by Martin Scorsese, the film is about the quiz show scandals of the 1950's. Take yourself back to the nightly viewing and eye gluing years when Who Wants to be A Millionaire first ran on TV in the late 90's, that excitement of the first person who would reach a million dollars. For Quiz Show, it tackles that same energy as a charismatic man, who is being fed the answers and told what to study to the popular 21 show goes on a hot streak or so the audience thinks. While a man, who is not as charming or good looking legitimately knows the answers but finds a hard time staying on TV. With what ensues inside the story and how the Federal Court system got involved, it makes for fine movie viewing. This epic film will only leave you wanting more and take you back to a time of innocence being corrupt in front of our very own eyes.