1942’s Best Picture winner, Mrs. Miniver, tells a heartfelt story of an English family effected deeply by WWII. From blackout drills to avoid German bombs to participating in the civilian rescue at Dunkirk, Mrs. Miniver is fine-tuned William Wyler film. … Continue reading
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In my task of watching all Best Picture Oscar-winners, I finished up my introductory weekend of viewing with Wings, directed by DGA Lifetime Achievement award-winner William A. Wellman. As the only true silent film to win Best Picture, Wings upholds … Continue reading
For a few years, I’ve made a resolution to watch all of the Academy Award winning Best Pictures, in order. I finally started, yesterday, with the winner of the 1927/28 award for Most Unique and Artistic Film. The first Academy … Continue reading
My iTunes player happened upon this song and I instantly was transported to seeing Selma in the theaters and seeing this award-winning song’s heartbreakingly powerful performance at the Academy Awards. Glory, indeed.
While looking through some old class files, I found a document that began “Why I love hoop dreams so.” A stream-of-consciousness-no-proofreading kind of document, I realized that I must have written it after showing Hoop Dreams in my independent film … Continue reading
This year the Academy Awards has nominated 10 films for best picture. Every other category has a maximum of 5 nominees like in year’s past, but this year’s expanded list of nominees hearkens back to the early days when a … Continue reading