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 'Composer: Miklós Rózsa'

Ben-Hur

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments · 1959, Adaptation, Ben-Hur, CGI, Charlton Heston, Color, Composer: Miklós Rózsa, Drama, Hugh Griffith, Jack Hawkins, M-G-M Studios, Panavision (Widescreen), William Wyler

You know you’re in trouble when the overture to a movie lasts six and a half minutes.
And when the word “OVERTURE” is superimposed on the image is of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.
And when the movie begins with the birth of Christ.
And when a reported 100,000 costumes, 8,000 extras, 300 sets and a staggering [...]

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Lost Weekend, The

September 6th, 2009 · No Comments · 1945, Adaptation, Billy Wilder, Black and White, Composer: Miklós Rózsa, Drama, Lost Weekend, Ray Milland, Universal Pictures

If anyone wants to know the difference a great screenwriter and gifted director can make on a film, I recommend he/she watch The Broadway Melody (1929) and then The Lost Weekend (1945). In that order.
The reason why I suggested The Broadway Melody is because it, like The Lost Weekend contains very long scenes. However, [...]

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