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Film #627: The Killers (1946)

It appears that during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the academy became very fond of the Film Noir, nominating many examples of this genre in the main categories. 973 more words

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Film #626: A Double Life (1947)

Just like Fred Zinnemann, the next director on our list; George Cukor had a great relationship with Oscar dating back to 1933 when his version of Little Women earned him the first of five Best Director nods. 961 more words

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Film #625: The Search (1948)

As I reach the final stretch of the Best Director stretch of the blog, I’m beginning to encounter several directors who’ve work I’ve covered extensively but who had one film that didn’t receive a Best Picture nomination. 978 more words

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Film #624: The Fallen Idol (1949)

Some, including myself, believe that the best collaboration between Carol Reed and Grahame Greene came in the form of The Third Man; which I discussed in my previous post. 1,000 more words

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Film #623: The Third Man (1950)

It’s always a joy to see a British picture triumph at the US-centric Academy Awards even when it’s a movie that I don’t think particularly showcases what our national film industry has to offer. 1,110 more words

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Film #622: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

In my last post, I looked at how John Huston’s tight directional style help increase both the action scenes in The African Queen as well as the focus on the developing relationship between its central couple. 984 more words

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Film #621: The African Queen (1951)

I’ve talked a lot about Oscar records in relation to the directors on this list and next up we come to the man who still is recognised as the oldest man ever to be nominated for Best Director. 950 more words

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