LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1949 and 1950

Posted by · 7:33 pm · May 26th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. “All the King’s Men” won the Best Picture prize in 1949, appropriately closing the book on the decade of socially conscious dramas hogging all of the attention. Somewhere, an eight year old Mike Medavoy sat in a dark theater watching and said, “I’m gonna grow up […]

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One-eyed jacks

Posted by · 6:23 pm · August 14th, 2009

“A film must always be finished, even if it is in the dark.” This line may come froma brand new film, Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces,” but it’s an apt pointer to a vintage film retrospective in New York that surely forms the oddest news item of the day. In “Broken Embraces,” the line is spoken […]

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