Roman Holiday

Title: Roman Holiday
Year: 1953
Director: William Wyler
Writers: Dalton Trumbo & John Dighton
Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Music: Georges Auric
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Story, Best Actress (Hepburn) and Best Costume Design (black-and-white); Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Albert), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (black-and-white), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (black-and-white), Best Editing; currently #235 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a journalist entertains a runaway Princess while trying to keep her unaware that he knows who she is
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), March 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for concept, cinematography and music) c. 2.9/4 (Good).

Good movie. The story sounded terrible, but was in fact hilarious and kind of cute. Audrey Hepburn is adorable, of course. I didn’t think Gregory Peck would be much of a comedic actor, but it turns out he’s very funny. One of the best comedies I saw in 2008.

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