81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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In the Heat of the Night

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments · 1967, Adaptation, Color, Drama, In the Heat of the Night, Mid-Point, Norman Jewison, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Quentin Dean, Quincy Jones, Racism, Rod Steiger, Screenplay Structure, Sidney Poitier, United Artists

I don’t like “message” movies, ones that were seemingly created to teach me a lesson or re-align my thinking to be more in line with whatever the latest cause is in Hollywood.
I don’t need Hollywood to teach me right from wrong. I can think for myself.
So I bristled when I watched the behind-the-scenes commentary [...]

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On the Waterfront

September 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 1954, Adaptation, Black and White, Columbia Pictures, Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Drama, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront, Rod Steiger, Swearing

Marlon Brando: Man? Or Myth? Discuss.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) biography on Marlon Brando is practically a novella, and it begins like this: “Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time…”
Well. What can I say to that other than prove it. Bring it, Brando. Let’s see whatcha got. Wow me.
I’ve [...]

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