LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1945 and 1946

Posted by · 4:30 pm · May 12th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. World War II was winding down and the nation was ready to be happy again. So, naturally the Best Picture award went to “The Lost Weekend.” Perhaps it was a show of unity with war partners France, as it would be the first film to win […]

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Scorsese saves ‘Red Shoes’

Posted by · 4:39 pm · May 14th, 2009

I’m willing to lay a substantial bet that there won’t be a better film screened at this year’s Cannes festival that the brand-new restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 ballet-drama-cum-fairytale “The Red Shoes.” Easily one of the most exquisitely designed works ever put to celluloid, and a jewel in the crown of the […]

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