81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Deer Hunter, The

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments · 1978, Christopher Walken, Color, Deer Hunter, Drama, F-Word, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, Original Screenplay, Paul and Storm, Robert De Niro, Universal Pictures, War

The Deer Hunter is the biggest waste of film and talent since West Side Story.
Worse, it’s a movie that didn’t need to be made in the first place. It already was, in 1930. Only then it was called All Quiet On the Western Front. A couple of years after that it as called Cavalcade. [...]

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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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