Tag Archives: Oscar: Writing

Django Unchained (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Official Site Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind (1939)

SYNOPSIS: DVD Cover David O. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winner is a sweeping Civil War romance that won 10 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture). Its immortal characters of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Ashley … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech (2010)

SYNOPSIS: The King’s Speech – Official Site After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all … Continue reading

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

SYNOPSIS: IMDb The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics. REVIEW I finally saw it! I was not bad, but it was not great either. … Continue reading

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

SYNOPSIS: Internet Movie Database When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. REVIEW This is my … Continue reading

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Annie Hall (1977)

SYNOPSIS: Internet Movie Database Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. REVIEW I must start out by admitting that I am not a big fan of Woody Allen, except for Match Point and … Continue reading

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Going My Way (1944)

SYNOPSIS When young Father O’Malley (Bing Crosby) arrives at St. Dominic’s, Old Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald) doesn’t think much of the church’s newest member. These two priests simply can’t agree. But when O’Malley’s fresh methods succeed in reaching out to … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

SYNOPSIS Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen, and William Holden as the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in Sunset Boulevard. Winner of three … Continue reading

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Tom Jones (1963)

SYNOPSIS Winner of four Academy Awards® including Best Picture, and featuring “a cast of superb players” (Boxoffice) headed by the Oscar®-nominated Albert Finney and Susannah York, this wickedly funny classic has been hailed as “the best comedy ever made (Newsweek)! … Continue reading

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Network (1976)

SYNOPSIS A trenchant satire of “trash TV,” Network seems to grow only more relevant with each passing year. Howard Beale (Peter Finch), the dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting System, is put out to pasture because he “skews old.” … Continue reading

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