81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Rocky

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · 1976, Burgess Meredith, Color, Drama, Inciting Incident, Mid-Point, Original Screenplay, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Rocky, Screenplay Structure, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, United Artists

Yo, Adrian! I’m going to make a bold statement, here: I like Rocky.
I realize some folks think Rocky is pure fluff, hardly Best-Picture material.
But I think the people who don’t like Rocky are misanthropes who are afraid to experience humanity’s joys and sorrows. Rocky is a sweet movie about a down-but-not-out boxer named Rocky [...]

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Godfather: Part II, The

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · 1974, Adaptation, Al Pacino, Color, Composer: Nino Rota, Diane Keaton, Drama, Francis Ford Coppola, Godfather: Part II, John Cazale, Paramount Studios, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire

Just when you thought the saga of the Corleone family was over, along comes the sequel to The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, which also won an Oscar for Best Picture.
Part II opens with the backstory of Vito Corleone, an orphaned lad in Sicily who comes to American and later grows up to become [...]

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Godfather, The

October 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · 1972, Adaptation, Color, Composer: Nino Rota, Diane Keaton, Drama, Francis Ford Coppola, Godfather, John Cazale, Marlon Brando, Paramount Studios, Talia Shire

Other Best-Picture Oscar winners have been longer. But none are bigger.
Very few movies, save perhaps for Casablanca, have become part of pop culture the way The Godfather has.
All Marlon Brando has to do is raise his eyebrows or look pained and I chuckle. His portrayal of Don Vito Corleone is priceless.
Endlessly parodied, the basis [...]

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