Friday, September 23, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn with her Best Actress Oscar

It took me a while to find an "Oldie Goldie" for this week, but I finally found one. This week's pick is "Roman Holiday" a delightful little film from director William Wyler. The film features 2 absolutely charming performances from Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. In addition, the Roman architecture is really beautiful. The film did pretty well at the Oscars, winning 3 statues (Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Story). It was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture and an additional writing nod for Best Screenplay).

Classic Quote
"The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while."

Classic Scene
"The Mouth Of Truth"

Classic Characters
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn)

Irving Radovich (Eddie Albert)

Classic Costumes

Did you know?
In the 1970s, both Peck and Hepburn were approached with the idea of a sequel, but the project never came to fruition.