Project Decisions: The Art and Science – Movies Mentioned in the Book

Movie, Year, and Studio

Production Company

Credits

Armageddon, 1998

Touchstone Pictures

Pacific Western Productions, Bay Films, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures

Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Keith David

Director: Michael Bay, Ken Bates

Producers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Jim van Wyck, Chad Oman

A Beautiful Mind 2001

Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Imagine Entertainment

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany

Director: Ron Howard, Todd Hallowell

Producers: Karen Kehela-Sherwood, Todd Hallowell, Brian Grazer

The Da Vinci Code, 2006

Columbia Pictures

John Calley Productions, Imagine Entertainment

Starring: Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou, Alfred Molina, Ian McKellen

Director: Ron Howard

Producers: Dan Brown , Todd Hallowell, Brian Grazer

Dr. No, 1963

United Artists Films

EON Productions

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Anthony Dawson 

Director: Terence Young

Producers: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli

The Father of the Bride, 1991

Touchstone Pictures

Sandollar Productions

Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Kieran Culkin, George Newbern  

Director: Charles Shyer

Producers: Sandy Gallin, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank

The Godfather, 1972

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Producers: Albert S. Ruddy, Gray Frederickson

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007

Warner Bros. Pictures

Wigram Productions, 1492 Pictures, Heyday Films

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes

Director: David Yates

Producers: Lionel Wigram, Tanya Seghatchian

Home Alone, 1990

20th Century Fox

Hughes Entertainment

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom

Director: Chris Columbus

Producers: Mark Levinson, Scott Rosenfelt, Tarquin Gotch

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 1963

United Artists Films

Casey Productions

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman

Director: Stanley Kramer

Producer: Stanley Kramer

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977

Walt Disney Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Sebastian Cabot, Paul Winchell, Junius Matthews

Director: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman 

The Money Pit, 1986

Universal Pictures

Amblin Entertainment

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna 

Director: Richard Benjamin 

Producers: Steven Spielberg, David Giler, Kathleen Kennedy

Moonraker 1979

United Artists Films

Eon Productions Ltd, Artistes Associes

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michel Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Clery

Directors: Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day

Producers: Michael G. Wilson, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

National Treasure, 2004

Walt Disney Pictures

Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Junction Entertainment

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Producers: Christina Steinberg, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars

Phantom of the Opera, 2004

Warner Bros. Pictures

Joel Schumacher Productions, Really Useful Picture Company, Scion Films

Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Simon Callow

Director: Joel Schumacher

Producers: Paul Hitchcock, Austin Shaw, Louise Goodsill

The Producers, 1969

Embassy Pictures

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood, Renee Taylor

Director: Mel Brooks

Producers: Sidney Glazier, Jack Grossberg

The Producers, 2005

Universal Pictures

Brooksfilms

Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach

Director: Susan Stroman

Producers: Jonathan Sanger, Amy Herman, Leah Zappy

Ocean’s Eleven, 1960

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Dorchester

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson 

Director: Lewis Milestone

Producers: Lewis Milestone, Henry W. Sanicola, Milton Ebbins

Ocean’s Eleven, 2001

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Jerry Weintraub Productions

Section Eight, Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment,

NPV Entertainment

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Producers: John Hardy, Susan Ekins, Bruce Berman

Sgt. Bilko, 1996

Universal Pictures

Imagine Entertainment

Starring: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly, Daryl Mitchell

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Producers: Brian Grazer, Mary McLaglen

Star Trek Enterprise, “Fallen Hero”, 2002

CBS Paramount Television

CBS Studios Inc.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Fionnula Flanagan

Director: Patrick Norris

Writer: Alan Cross

Tora, Tora, Tora, 1970

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

Starring: Martin Balsam, So Yamamura II, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten, Tatsuya Mihashi

Director: Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku

Producers: Elmo Williams, Otto Lang II, Masayuki Takagi

Wag the Dog, 1997

New Line Cinema

Tribeca Films,

Punch Productions,

Baltimore Pictures

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary

Director: Barry Levinson

Producers: Steven Pollock, Ted Eccles, Michael de Luca

Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006

Electric Entertainment,

Plinyminor,

Papercut Films

Starring: Martin Sheen, Dave Barthmuss, Jim Boyd II, Alec N. Brooks, Alan Cocconi

Directors: Chris Paine, Chris Paine II

Producers: Alex Gibney, Dean Devlin, Richard D. Titus