Friday, February 22, 2008

80th Academy Awards This Sunday
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Hmmm… That means 79 Best Picture winners so far. I wondered how many of the Oscar winners I had in my much-too-large DVD collection. So I counted. I have twelve or roughly 15% of the Best Picture winners. They are:
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CASABLANCA (1943)
One of my favorite movies of all time.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Bonnie & Clyde should have won.
THE GODFATHER (1972)
Yep, another all-time favorite.
THE STING (1973)
I like this popcorn Newman-Redford movie but American Graffiti should’ve won.
ROCKY (1976)
All the President’s Men or the still powerful and creepy Taxi Driver should’ve won.
DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
I like Kevin Costner and his film choices and I’m not apologizing for it.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Very cool thriller.
UNFORGIVEN (1992)
Not in my Top Ten of westerns but very, very good.
FORREST GUMP (1994)
Shawshank Redemption should’ve won.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998)
I like this movie but Saving Private Ryan (despite a soft center) should’ve won.
GLADIATOR (2000)
The appeal of this movie has faded for me.
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
This trilogy is incredible from beginning to end.

3 comments:

d. said...

That's some collection you've got going.

Any thoughts on the Oscars?

Christopher55 said...

Hey d.

Cool story you're working on. Keep us posted.

The Oscars: I liked Stewart bringing the songwriter back out to give her acceptance speech. Saw clips from several movies I'd like to see -- No Country for Old Men and Enchanted. Other than that, it was just OK.

d. said...

yeah. I thought the same thing. I liked Stewart as host. I also liked when the presenter and receiver actually interacted as they left the stage --it looks so weird and lame when they walk off separately not talking and looking like they can't wait to get OFF. ha.

p.s. thanks (re: my story)