81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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Gentleman’s Agreement

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments · 1947, Adaptation, Anti-Semitism, Black and White, Composer: Alfred Newman, Dean Stockwell, Drama, Elia Kazan, Gentleman's Agreement, Inciting Incident, Marriage and Divorce, Mid-Point, Not Released In United States, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Screenplay Structure, Smoking, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

And the winner is…another adaptation! What a surprise.
This makes three adaptations (a movie based on a novel, short story, or play) in a row. And a total of 13 adaptations out of 20 Oscar-winning films, which is a whopping 65%.
Gentleman’s Agreement, the movie, is based on the novel of the same name, written by [...]

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Best Years Of Our Lives, The

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments · 1946, Adaptation, Best Years Of Our Lives, Black and White, Drama, Hoagy Carmichael, MacKinlay Kantor, Marriage and Divorce, Myrna Loy, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, William Wyler

Another adaptation, the 12th out of 19 Oscar-winning movies, and the second in a row. At this point, Hollywood makes a movie out of a novel, short story, or play 63% of the time – a remarkable statistic!
The Best Years Of Our Lives was directed by William Wyler (1902-1981), who also directed Mrs. Miniver. [...]

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