81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Terms of Endearment

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments · 1983, Adaptation, Color, Comedy, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, James L Brookes, Paramount Pictures, Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment

Finally! A nice, light comedy.
Or is it?
True, James L. Brooks, who directed and wrote this movie, is known for his remarkable pedigree in television – everything from Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Lou Grant, Room 222, and Taxi, to The Simpsons (Woo-hoo!). Heck, James L. Brooks even wrote two episodes of my favorite sitcom: The [...]

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Apartment, The

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments · 1960, Apartment, Billy Wilder, Black and White, Comedy, Inciting Incident, Jack Lemmon, M-G-M Studios, Mid-Point, Original Screenplay, Panavision (Widescreen), Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Screenplay Structure, Shirley MacLaine, Swearing

Ah, Billy Wilder. After the length, depth, and heaviness of Ben-Hur a good Billy Wilder film is just what the doctor ordered.
As nuts as I am about Gene Kelly, I’m equally as passionate about Billy Wilder, a writer/director I’ve come to respect above all others.
Hallmarks of a Billy Wilder film include incredibly clever writing, [...]

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