1/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 11:04 am · January 25th, 2010

• PGA president Marshall Herskovitz says the 10 Best Picture nominees thing is working. We’ll see. [Variety] • “Avatar” vs. “Gone With the Wind”: Reflections on James Cameron’s plantation in the sky. [Speakeasy] • Guy discusses gender matters in Hollywood with a handful of colleagues. [Showbiz Sandbox]

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Dear Santa…

Posted by · 3:44 pm · November 12th, 2009

I’ve been a good less obnoxious than usual boy this year. And if you’re a devoted reader of our site, you might know that “Gone With the Wind” is my favorite film of all time.

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It was always you, Rhett

Posted by · 10:37 am · July 8th, 2009

Chad’s excellent Sunday Cents columns have previously inspired discussion amongst readers about the rights and wrongs of adjusting box-office figures for inflation. I must say it’s always made perfect sense to me, and I’m even more in favor after reading this interesting Bloomberg chart, which lists the top grossers of all time after inflational adjustment. […]

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‘1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year’

Posted by · 11:44 pm · July 2nd, 2009

TCM is showcasing the great productions of 1939 tonight, kicking it off a few hours ago with “The Wizard of Oz,” which followed a two-hour doc on the film. I wish I had gotten this post up earlier so as to give you the heads up, because I just clicked through the DVR and came […]

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POLL: The most influential films of all time, round one, part two

Posted by · 2:07 pm · April 22nd, 2009

And with that, part one of the first round of voting comes to a close.  Go here for the background on our survey. Today, we have 10 fresh titles in the left sidebar for you to rifle through on the way to choosing THREE worthy of moving forward to the next round.  Each poll throughout […]

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TCM’s top 15 most influential classic movies

Posted by · 12:33 pm · April 13th, 2009

Well, here’s something I guess.  Rope of Silicon points us to TCM’s list of the top 15 most influential “classic” films of all time.  I actually started working up such a list for the site a while back but abandoned it for whatever reason.  It was going to include all comers, though, not just classic […]

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What is the most watched film of all time?

Posted by · 3:46 pm · July 8th, 2008

It’s a question that just came to me this evening when talking with some friends.  What would you say is the most watched film of all time?  How many films would even be on that list of contenders? Off the top of my head I would have to consider “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s […]

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