81 Days With Oscar And Me

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

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Hamlet

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · 1948, Adaptation, Black and White, Drama, Hamlet, Laurence Olivier, Shakespeare, Two Cities Films

I suppose it goes without saying that “W. Shakespeare” wrote Hamlet, making this the third Oscar-winning movie adaptation in a row – and a grand total of 14 out of 21 films (so far) that are adaptations!
It’s hard to watch Hamlet without occasionally grimacing from the sheer ponderousness of it all. No weightier matter, [...]

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Rebecca

September 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · 1940, Adaptation, Alfred Hitchcock, Black and White, Daphne Du Maurier, David O Selznick, Drama, Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Rebecca, Selznick International Pictures

Creepy doesn’t even begin to describe this Oscar-winning movie.
Interestingly, this is the second Oscar winner in a row that’s (a) an adaptation of a novel, and (b) produced by David O. Selznick. (For those keeping track of such things, this is the eighth adaptation out of 13 Oscar-winning films. That means Hollywood is cranking [...]

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