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The Beguiled (2017)

Cementing Sofia Coppola’s position as the second woman in history to win ‘Best Director’ at Cannes Film Festival, The Beguiled is a stunning exploration of repressed female sexuality against the backdrop of the American Civil War. 411 more words

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Film #635: Morocco (1930)

In a prior post, I discussed how Clarence Brown was entrusted in turning Greta Garbo from a silent star to a movie star in the talkie era; something he did wonderfully with Anna Christie. 1,136 more words

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Film #634: My Man Godfrey (1936)

I find it interesting reading up on some of the directors on this list especially as their backgrounds explain some of the decisions they make in their Oscar-nominated pictures. 1,019 more words

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Film #633: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

In my last post I talked about how Clarence Brown earned his nomination for directing two movies and indeed it’s rare for anyone to be given two Oscar nods in the directing category in the same year. 1,065 more words

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Film #631 Anna Christie (1930) and Film #632: Romance (1930)

Sometimes reviewing Oscar films isn’t an easy business as the academy often throw me off with their decision-making especially in the early years when the event was still trying to find its feet. 1,089 more words

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Film #630: A Free Soul (1931)

Having watch a couple of Clarence Brown’s features from the 1940’s I got the impression that he was a director who specialised in making family films based around cute animals. 1,015 more words

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Film #629: National Velvet (1945)

This entry is significant for a number of reasons; firstly, as it’s the final movie that we’ll be covering from the 1940’s and also because it’s the last colour film on this leg of the blog. 954 more words

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