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A Century of Film: Mysteries


A Century of Film


Mysteries


The Genre

“What about Film Noir?” Veronica asked me as I was talking about this category.  But, as I explained to her, Film Noir itself isn’t a genre, but a style that moves across multiple genres, usually Crime, Mystery and Suspense.  13,550 more words

Erik

A Century of Film: Suspense Films

A Century of Film

Suspense Films


The Genre

What is a Suspense film, anyway?  What makes it different from other genres?  I think I first started thinking about that with the release of… 13,209 more words

Erik

Best Adapted Screenplay: 1973

My Top 10

  1. The Exorcist
  2. Serpico
  3. The Day of the Jackal
  4. The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  5. Don’t Look Now
  6. Paper Moon
  7. The Last Detail
  8. A Doll’s House…
  9. 14,328 more words
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A Century of Film: Sound

A Century of Film
Sound

Sound in film debuted in 1927.  It managed to come into being at the same time that the Oscars did, which helps bring a demarcation point between early film (The Silent Era) and the rest of film history.  6,871 more words

Erik

A Century of Film: Supporting Actress


A Century of Film

Supporting Actress

Film has always relied on supporting performances but awards groups haven’t always recognized them right away.  It wasn’t until the 9th Academy Awards that the first supporting awards were given out.  15,664 more words

Erik

A Century of Film: Cinematography

A Century of Film

Cinematography

Cinematography has always been recognized as one of the most important aspects of film-making.  It was one of the original Tech categories at the very first Academy Awards and is the only Tech category to remain since that initial awards.  10,602 more words

Erik

A Century of Film: Supporting Actor

A Century of Film

Supporting Actor

Film has always relied on supporting performances but awards groups haven’t always recognized them right away.  It wasn’t until the 9th Academy Awards that the first supporting awards were given out.  16,534 more words

Erik