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: Marvin Hamlisch'

Ordinary People

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments · 1980, Adaptation, Color, Composer: Marvin Hamlisch, Drama, F-Word, Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People, Paramount Studios, Robert Redford, Swearing

I’ve always liked Mary Tyler Moore. She was incredible as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), and she was superb in her own series, the highly acclaimed The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). To be honest – and, let’s face it, who isn’t honest when he blogs? – I had a [...]

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Sting, The

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments · 1973, Color, Comedy, Composer: Marvin Hamlisch, Original Screenplay, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Sting, Universal Pictures

I was 13 when The Sting came out.
I wasn’t old enough to drive, and neither was my friend. But my friend’s sister drove us to the theater.
That theater, on Alpine Avenue, is no longer there. Too bad. A lot of memories were hatched there. In addition to The Sting I also saw American Graffiti [...]

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