It Happened One Night Won Five Most Prestigious Acacemy Awards

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The film "It Happened One Night" is a landmark in the history of cinema because it became the first film that won the Academy Awards in the five most prestigious nominations. Since then, only two movies were able to repeat his success, namely "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Silence of the Lambs." In contrast to those dramatic genre films, the movie "It Happened One Night" is a romantic comedy in 1934 with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in the lead roles. As well as in any other love story, the main characters are constantly hampered by many obstacles on the way to the happiness. The film "It Happened One Night" not an exception; mutual hostility, marriage, and misunderstandings hinder Peter and Ellie from getting together.
One of the major barriers between protagonists is the mutual dislike that arose from the first minutes of their acquaintance. Harassing Ellie in place, Peter Worn shows himself rude, discourteous, and sufficiently brash individual. In turn, Ellie prefers to reject his help to throw suitcase on the top shelf and shows her arrogance when Peter trying to take away her suitcase from a thief. It is obvious that attempting to hide the fact who she really is, Ellie is forced be a tough and taciturn, and therefore Peter had an impression of Ellie as "ungrateful brat". Moreover, Warne blackmails daughter of a millionaire, that he would tell her about the location of her father if she does not give him an exclusive interview, which naturally cannot cause sympathy of Ellie. Such hostility to one another primarily relates to the significantly difference between the protagonists in social status, upbringing, and behavior. Unlikely that under ordinary circumstances, people who are so opposed would have the chance to meet and spend a significant amount of time together. However, confluence of circumstances and extreme situations bring Peter and Ellie together by the end of the film.
Ellie's marriage also doesn't contribute to establishing of a romantic relationship with Peter. Contrary to her father's will, a millionaire's daughter marries King Westley, an aviator and the favorite of women. Believing that Westley is the true love of her whole life, Ellie ran away from her father in order to be with her lawful husband. However, she doesn't expect to fall in love again with an entirely opposite person by nature, Peter Warne. The road to New York...

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