81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Meryl Streep'

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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Kramer vs. Kramer

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments · 1979, Adaptation, Color, Columbia Pictures, Drama, Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs Kramer, Meryl Streep, Mid-Point, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Screenplay Structure

Kramer vs. Kramer, the three-hanky movie that pits the sizable talents of Meryl Streep against those of Dustin Hoffman (on opposite sides of a custody battle for the divorcing couple’s son), is a well-constructed film that still holds up some 30 years after it was released.
In fact, some scenes – like the “French-toast scene” [...]

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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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