4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Audrey Hepburn Edition

4 Or More Shots From 4 Or More Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of one of my favorite actresses, the wonderful Audrey Hepburn!

We’re all Audrey Hepburn fans here at the Shattered Lens.  How could we not be?  Long before she made her film debut, Audrey Hepburn literally risked her life as a part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II.  After she retired for regularly appearing in the movies, she devoted herself to humanitarian causes and served as a UNICEF ambassador.  She was one of the greats and, for that reason, we honor Audrey Hepburn today with….

4 Shots From 4 Audrey Hepburn Films

Roman Holiday (1953, dir by William Wyler, DP: Henri Alaken and Franz Planer)

Sabrina (1954, dir by Billy Wilder, DP: Charles Lang)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, dir by Blake Edwards, DP: Franz Planer)

Two For The Road (1967, dir by Stanley Donen, DP: Christopher Challis)

Scenes That I Love: “Halt The Flow of Time” from Starcrash

Today is apparently Star Wars Day! 

(May 4th …. may the 4th …. okay, I get it.)

So, it seems appropriate to share a scene that I love from my favorite Star Wars film, Starcrash!

Okay, technically, Starcrash is not part of the Star Wars franchise.  This 1978, Luigi Cozzi-directed film is usually considered to be one of the more blatant rip-offs of Star Wars.  But you know what?  I love Starcrash.  I’ve seen Star Wars and I’ve seen Starcrash and Starcrash is a lot more fun.  Not only does Starcrash feature Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, Joe Spinell, and Caroline Munro but it also features the one and only Christopher Plummer as the emperor of the universe.

In the scene, Hasselhoff and Munro inform Plummer that they only 45 seconds before a planet explodes.  Plummer, however, has the perfect solution and his delivery of the line “HALT …. the flow of time!” is one of the many things that makes Starcrash one of the greatest films ever made.

Music Video of the Day: We Don’t Need Another Hero by Tina Turner (1985, dir by ????)

Last week, I watched Mad Max.  On Tuesday, I watched The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.  As such, it only seems appropriate that today’s music video of the day should be the theme song from Beyond Thunderdome, We Don’t Need Another Hero.

Performed by Tina Turner (who, of course, also co-starred in Beyond Thunderdome), We Don’t Need Another Hero seems like it was pretty obviously written in an attempt to land, at the very least, an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.  Well, the Academy didn’t nominate the song but it did win a Golden Globe and it went on to become one of Turner’s biggest hits.

The video is a mix of Turner singing and scenes from Beyond Thunderdome.  It’s not a bad song, even if it is hard to imagine any of the other Mad Max films featuring a power ballad.  Then again, each Mad Max film is it’s own unique work of art.  That’s one thing that makes the entire series so effective.