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 'Elia Kazan'

On the Waterfront

September 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 1954, Adaptation, Black and White, Columbia Pictures, Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Drama, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront, Rod Steiger, Swearing

Marlon Brando: Man? Or Myth? Discuss.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) biography on Marlon Brando is practically a novella, and it begins like this: “Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time…”
Well. What can I say to that other than prove it. Bring it, Brando. Let’s see whatcha got. Wow me.
I’ve [...]

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Gentleman’s Agreement

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments · 1947, Adaptation, Anti-Semitism, Black and White, Composer: Alfred Newman, Dean Stockwell, Drama, Elia Kazan, Gentleman's Agreement, Inciting Incident, Marriage and Divorce, Mid-Point, Not Released In United States, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Screenplay Structure, Smoking, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

And the winner is…another adaptation! What a surprise.
This makes three adaptations (a movie based on a novel, short story, or play) in a row. And a total of 13 adaptations out of 20 Oscar-winning films, which is a whopping 65%.
Gentleman’s Agreement, the movie, is based on the novel of the same name, written by [...]

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