LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1939 and 1940

Posted by · 4:32 pm · April 21st, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. We’ve come to the year that is generally referred to as the greatest in Hollywood history. Why? As far as I can tell, it’s because somebody said it once and nobody has put up much of a fight since. Plus, there was “Gone With the Wind,” […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Memo to the Academy

Posted by · 9:11 am · December 29th, 2008

–MEMO– TO: Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences FROM: Kristopher Tapley RE: The ballot you recently received Ladies and gentleman, As you sit to ponder the year’s best in your various fields of professional expertise, you might find yourself strong-armed into the consensus view 2008’s film product has been whittled down […]

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