81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Sound of Music, The

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments · 1965, Adaptation, Christopher Plummer, Color, Julie Andrews, Marni Nixon, Musical, Robert Wise, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sound of Music, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

I have to be careful with The Sound of Music. Even though it’s a musical, my wife loves the film. She says it’s part of her childhood. And everyone knows how critical such memories are.
So I will tread lightly regarding this particular musical, to wit:
The scenery is gorgeous.
Julie Andrews’ voice is remarkable.
Angela Cartwright (Brigitta) [...]

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West Side Story

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · 1961, Adaptation, Color, Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Marni Nixon, Musical, Panavision (Widescreen), Robert Wise, United Artists, West Side Story

There’s a line in Raiders of the Lost Ark that ranks among my favorites: “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?”
In my case, it’s “Musicals. Why did it have to be a musical?”
West Side Story is a musical.
“These are the gayest gang members I’ve ever seen in my life,” my wife said as [...]

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