LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1947 and 1948

Posted by · 3:56 pm · May 19th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. 1947 kept the preachy, socially conscious train rolling at the Oscars with “Gentleman’s Agreement” taking the top prize. Anything exposing anti-Semitism was going to be hard to beat in the post-World War II period and the fact that it was actually well-made didn’t hurt either. More […]

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Roger Ebert on list-making and The Spectator’s latest

Posted by · 9:12 am · August 3rd, 2009

It seems The Spectator has conducted a greatest films poll, available online here.  Roger Ebert used the opportunity to offer up some thoughts on list-making in general and one of his favorites (the only one in which he participates), the Sight & Sound poll in particular: All lists of the “greatest” movies are propaganda. They […]

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