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 'Paramount Pictures'

Braveheart

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · 1995, Braveheart, Color, Composer: James Horner, Drama, F-Word, Freedom, James Horner, Mel Gibson, Original Screenplay, Paramount Pictures, Scotland, William Wallace

“The problem with Scotland is that it is full of Scots,” says Longshanks, King Edward I at the start of Braveheart.
And so the king sets out to break the spirit of the savages in Scotland by taxing them, beating them, and raping their women.
At first William Wallace (Mel Gibson) wants no part of standing [...]

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Forrest Gump

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · 1994, Adaptation, Color, Drama, F-Word, Forrest Gump, Paramount Pictures, Robert Zemeckis, Robin Wright, Saddest Movie Of All Time, Tom Hanks

After Schindler’s List ended a minute or two before midnight last night, I waited until the new day official began and then popped Forrest Gump into the DVD player.
I didn’t want to attempt sleep with visions of Schindler’s List jack-booting through my dreams.
Not that Forrest Gump is all sweetness and light. There is a sadness, [...]

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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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