Oscar’s Third Decade – A Look Back

The biggest change to hit Hollywood during the third decade of the Academy Awards was, of course, television, a strange little box that could fit inside most people's homes and bring them entertainment while they ate 64 slices of American cheese or whatever it was that made Howdy Doody watchable. And when it got so …

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30th Academy Awards (1957) – Part II

Both of the remaining nominees of 1957 seem, at first glance, to be fairly straightforward and realistic. However, despite being nearly perfect films in terms of technique, acting, cinematography, direction, and scoring, realistic they are not. One would be utterly ruined by realism, and the other would be infinitely better with it. Let's begin with …

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