81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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All About Eve

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments · 1950, Adaptation, All About Eve, Bette Davis, Black and White, Composer: Alfred Newman, Drama, Inciting Incident, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Marilyn Monroe, Mid-Point, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Screenplay Structure, Smoking, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Before I perused the listing for this film on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), I had no idea that Marilyn Monroe is one of the stars in it. Her part can’t be very big, though. This was 1950. And she wasn’t yet the legendary blonde bombshell that she would quickly become. So it’ll be [...]

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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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How Green Was My Valley

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · 1941, Adaptation, Black and White, Composer: Alfred Newman, Donald Crisp, Drama, Earl Hamner Jr., Fox Film Corporation, How Green Was My Valley, John Ford, Left-Leaning Politics, Roddy McDowell

How Green Was My Valley opens with a first-person, voice-over narrator describing the beauty and bounty of his childhood home, a verdant valley in South Wales in a poor, turn-of-the-century coal-mining town.
In the movie, the narrator is represented by Huw, a very young Roddy McDowell, another of my favorite character actors. I fondly remember [...]

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