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great Oscars link

Postby gh » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:07 pm

a vid with clips, in chrono order, of all the Best Picture winners. A hoot to try to ID them all as they whiz by (helps if you've seen them all of course).


http://www.policymic.com/articles/27031 ... ery-winner
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Re: great Oscar link

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Whew....I thought this was another Pistorius thread.....and by gh no less....

After the first one, Wings, there were a couple I wasn't sure of but I recognized all of the others. Pretty neat and fun to watch.
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Re: great Oscar link

Postby gh » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:03 pm

The Cimarron clip is unrecognizable (which, by the way, is a GOOD thing).
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Postby 26mi235 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:37 am

Well, I am not in your movie in crowd; I have seen relatively few of those movies.
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Re: great Oscar link

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:59 am

gh wrote:The Cimarron clip is unrecognizable (which, by the way, is a GOOD thing).


Oh, that was what that was. I had no idea. Never seen that one.
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Re: great Oscars link

Postby gh » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Here's a second link re best pictures.

This one Entertainment Weekly's naming of the top 25 Oscar-winning pictures ever. At least they got No. 1 right!

And I'll be shocked if many/any have ever seen No. 21.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2031193 ... 04,00.html
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Postby 26mi235 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Well, most of the ones I have seen made this cut (but I have not seen #21).
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Postby Conor Dary » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:58 pm

gh wrote:Here's a second link re best pictures.

This one Entertainment Weekly's naming of the top 25 Oscar-winning pictures ever. At least they got No. 1 right!

And I'll be shocked if many/any have ever seen No. 21.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2031193 ... 04,00.html


Sunrise is a real classic, but one of those, I think, where the print was missing for years. Haven't seen it yet.

Not a big fan of the film version of My Fair Lady. Hepburn's singing being dubbed just seems odd. It still is a shame Julie Andrews didn't get to repeat her Broadway role.

They did get No. 1 right. Also glad to see The Best Years of Our Lives in there. A wonderful film.
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Re: great Oscars link

Postby gh » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 pm

Best Years may be the most depressing film I've ever seen. If for no other reason than to discover how quickly the bubble burst even for the "greatest generation" heroes of WWII.
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Postby Conor Dary » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:34 am

gh wrote:Best Years may be the most depressing film I've ever seen. If for no other reason than to discover how quickly the bubble burst even for the "greatest generation" heroes of WWII.


Interesting, and unique, at least to me, perspective. It is definitely one of my favorite films and my reaction is the exact opposite. Though I sort of understand what you mean, but what do you mean by bubble bursting? The Cold War, and the Korean War, Vietnam, and the all of the nonsense that came with it? Certainly not the economy which is what busting bubbles is used now.
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Postby kuha » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:37 am

Seeing "Best Years" for the first time (as a freshman in college) was a really powerful experience. I'd use the word "sobering" rather than "depressing"--in many ways it is a remarkable work of popular art AND a revealing social document.
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Postby Flumpy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:04 pm

gh wrote:And I'll be shocked if many/any have ever seen No. 21.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2031193 ... 04,00.html


Not only have I seen it but I own in on DVD.

In fact I own every Best Picture winner on DVD.

Can't really argue with #1. 'Casablanca' is perfect.
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Postby Brian » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:43 am

Flumpy wrote:
gh wrote:And I'll be shocked if many/any have ever seen No. 21.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2031193 ... 04,00.html


Not only have I seen it but I own in on DVD.

In fact I own every Best Picture winner on DVD.

Can't really argue with #1. 'Casablanca' is perfect.



Totally agree.

I've shown this movie to many friends and also young people from various teams I've coached (a film basically about doing the right thing) and every one who has seen it has enjoyed it immensely. It is timeless in its message.

Plus Ingrid Bergman is a total babe.


Always sad to see Dr. Zhivago, another favorite of mine and about the best adaptation possible of a pretty much unadaptable-in-scope novel, not make this list. Beat out in 1966 by another favorite, Mike Nichols' (The Graduate) "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" starring none other than Liz & Dick in their prime.

[And if you don't know who they are, why are you reading this thread?]
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Postby gh » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:10 am

The '66 winner was A Man For All Seasons.

But I agree that Dr. Z got hosed. Depending on my mood, I sometimes cite it as my favorite movie ever rather than Casabalanca.
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Postby Flumpy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:53 am

Dr Zhivago is 1965. It was beaten by The Sound of Music.
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Postby bambam » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Trying to pick between Casablanca and Dr Zhivago is like trying to pick between Elliott and El-Guerrouj, or MJ and LeBron, or Nicklaus and Hogan
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Postby Per Andersen » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:19 pm

Not too bad until I saw Titanic in 10th place :lol:
Ahead of
Patton
Midnight Cowboy
A Man for all Seasons
Mutiny on the Bounty
From Here to Eternity
The Unforgiven
One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

I'd rather sit through Sound of Music than Titanic.
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Postby Brian » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:12 am

Flumpy wrote:Dr Zhivago is 1965. It was beaten by The Sound of Music.



Both you and gh are correct, Flumpy. Sorta.

Went back and re-read my reference source and realized I was confused by the name highlighting for "Woolf"--on other sites I had been reading this week being highlighted meant the film had won. But not on this one (at least only for Best Pic; some also highlighted maybe because they won for other categories):

http://www.filmsite.org/aa66.html


A Man For All Seasons did indeed win.

And Zhivago was a 1965 release, as was The Sound of Music.

But the Oscar--hard to write that name right now--for Best Pic of 1965-released films was awarded at the 1966 Academy Awards presentations (like the Superbowl, always after the turn of the new year for the previous season). So Sound beat out Dr. Z for Best 1965 pic at the 1966 awards show and Man won over Woolf (and others) for 1966 at the 1967 show.

Sorry for the confusion.

Give me a break, I was only eight.
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Postby Brian » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:25 am

One disappointment about the Zhivago film was the loss of some of the most poignant symbolism present in the book. Coming to mind readily was the lack of re-occurrence of the wolves, other than the two almost token shots. Various scholars have speculated on their symbolism in Zhivago's life as representing the hardness of the world around him in Russia, or of the Bolsheviks as beasts hounding him, etc.

But the time limits were what they were and Lean & Co. did an excellent piece of work, IMHO.

I think the only way Zhivago could have been more true to the subtleties of the book would have been as a trilogy, a' la Star Wars or Bourne. But it probably wouldn't have worked, back then or now, because the flow would have been hard to maintain (among other things).

Besides, who ever heard of "Epic--Part 2", "Epic, The Sequel", or "Epic: Reloaded"---?


But it remains my second all-time fave and neat to read how many of you also have it on your lists. I actually make it a point to re-watch it around the time of the first Winter snowfall every year in either November or December.
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Re: great Oscars link

Postby Flumpy » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 pm

Per Andersen wrote:Not too bad until I saw Titanic in 10th place :lol:
Ahead of
Patton
Midnight Cowboy
A Man for all Seasons
Mutiny on the Bounty
From Here to Eternity
The Unforgiven
One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

I'd rather sit through Sound of Music than Titanic.


They're in chronological order not ranked by merit.
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Re: great Oscars link

Postby mump boy » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:56 pm

Not the video, the gallery with Casablanca at No1
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Re: great Oscars link

Postby Bob Duncan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:57 pm

Great performance of "Skyfall" by Adele tonight! She'll win the Oscar for Best Song, no doubt. Also glad to see Ann Hathaway score and expect the great Jennifer Lawrence to win Best Actress.
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