81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Crash

November 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · 2005, Color, Crash, Drama, F-Word, Lions Gate Films, N-Word, Nudity, Original Screenplay, Paul Haggis, Racism, Sex

I honestly thought Paul Haggis was a better writer than this. After all, it was his script – a first draft no less! – that became Million Dollar Baby, the Oscar-winner a year before the release of Crash.
According his entry on Wiki, “Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became 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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