By John Atkinson

ISBN-10: 1423750241

ISBN-13: 9781423750246

ISBN-10: 1904048374

ISBN-13: 9781904048374

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, vigorous, and simple to learn. choked with proof in addition to professional reviews, each one e-book has all of the key details you want to learn about such renowned themes as movie, tv, cult fiction, heritage, and extra. This thoroughly unauthorized consultant to the Oscars explains how the Academy Awards will help us to appreciate the historical past of Hollywood. In a decade-by-decade account, it info how the Academy counseled or rejected traits, be they technical, creative, or political. additionally integrated is an entire record of Oscar winners in each classification, in addition to the author's personal nominations for Worst Oscar-nominated movies and surprising Oscar Oversights, making it the best-value, most recent advisor to be had to this annual public get together of the movies.

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Colour Cinematography:Ted Moore, A Man For All Seasons Editing: Frederic Steinkamp, Henry Berman, Stewart Linder, Frank Santillo, Grand Prix Black & White Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, George James Hopkins, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Again, this is by no means run-of-the-mill studio product, but its competition – Mutiny On The Bounty and The Longest Day – were typical of the time; bombastic period pieces without a trace of wit that used stars and effects to attract audiences. When commentators accuse George Lucas and Steven Spielberg of being responsible for the ‘dumbing down’ of cinema, they should look again at some of the pictures that the studios were only too happy to fund and aggressively promote, often to the cost of better, more deserving pictures, in the Sixties.

The first direct effect of this on the Oscars® was the embarrassment to the Academy of having Crossfire, a tense Film Noir produced and directed by two of the ‘Hollywood Ten’ (Adrian Scott and Edward Dymtryk, respectively) nominated for Best Picture and Director at the 1947 Awards. Neither man won, Dymtryk ironically losing 38 THE OSCARS® out to Elia Kazan, who would play a notorious role in Hollywood politics of the Fifties. And, although the Academy continued to acknowledge strong work with liberal leanings in the Forties, the people responsible for that work were often left out in the cold.

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