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My Favorite Scene: Gone With the Wind (1939) "Frankly, My Dear....."

Are you ready for the heresy?  I don’t like Gone with the Wind.  Oh, I respect it and its place in movie history, but some things just don’t do it for some people and four hours of Southern melodrama doesn’t do it for me.   219 more words


Academy Award History, Part Seven: 1937-1938

Following the back to back awards for biopics, the Academy moved to the world of adaptation. Hollywood, and the film industry in general, was no stranger to adaptation, but prior to 1937, the only adapted films to win Outstanding Production were based on little-known short stories or forgettable novels (e.g. 1,742 more words

Academy Awards

Trivia Answer: Who Was The First African American To Win An Oscar?

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

Earlier we asked our Black Mail Readers:  Who was the first African to win an Oscar:?

The answer is:  HATTIE MCDANIEL 132 more words

Black History

NOTHING SACRED (1937) - You'll die laughing

The following is my entry in The William Wellman Blogathon, being hosted Sept. 10-13, 2015 by the blog Now Voyaging. Click on the above banner, and read the many blog entries devoted to the movies and life of this legendary film director! 837 more words


Photos from "THE MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND" exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center...

From September 9, 2014, to January 4, 2015, The Making of Gone With The Wind exhibit graced the Harry Ransom Center in Austin Texas, and included pieces from the 500 boxes of the David O. 522 more words


Spike Lee has us asking the same question more than 25 years later

I’ve been pretty troubled with some of the news I’ve been reading from across the pond – it seems like attitudes to race hasn’t changed much in some areas of States since the Civil Rights Movement. 565 more words

American Film Institute

Some thoughts on creative courage. . .

This past weekend I got out a VHS tape of one of my favorite making of a film documentaries.
Yes, I still use my VCR from time to time. 603 more words