81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Out of Africa

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments · 1985, Adaptation, Color, Composer: John Barry, Drama, John Barry, Meryl Streep, Out of Africa, Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack, Universal Pictures

This is an odd movie.
Part National Geographic Explorer, part Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, part The Bridges of Madison County, part Australia, Out of Africa is a long (very long) movie about, well, I’ll let the plot summary from the Internet Movie Database explain it:
The Plot
Karen Blixen, a Danish woman, marries a friend for [...]

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Ordinary People

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments · 1980, Adaptation, Color, Composer: Marvin Hamlisch, Drama, F-Word, Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People, Paramount Studios, Robert Redford, Swearing

I’ve always liked Mary Tyler Moore. She was incredible as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), and she was superb in her own series, the highly acclaimed The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). To be honest – and, let’s face it, who isn’t honest when he blogs? – I had a [...]

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Sting, The

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments · 1973, Color, Comedy, Composer: Marvin Hamlisch, Original Screenplay, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Sting, Universal Pictures

I was 13 when The Sting came out.
I wasn’t old enough to drive, and neither was my friend. But my friend’s sister drove us to the theater.
That theater, on Alpine Avenue, is no longer there. Too bad. A lot of memories were hatched there. In addition to The Sting I also saw American Graffiti [...]

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