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18 Feb : Oscars were announced for the first time

The first Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars, were announced today in 1929.

The Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the film industry. 121 more words


Film #639: Speedy (1928) and Film #640: Two Arabian Knights (1927)

Doing continued research on the first Oscar ceremony things were markedly different for example there were only two nominees for Best Actor and the Best Director category was split into two categories; dramatic and comedic. 1,013 more words

Best Director

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946, Paramount Pictures. Starring Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas. Co-starring Lizabeth Scott. Directed by Lewis Milestone. B&W, 116 minutes. 602 more words

Classic Films

Is All Quiet On The Western Front Good?


Old movies can be slow.

In fact, more often than not old movies are slow and take a while to get started. All Quiet on the Western Front started off slow and fizzled out in the end. 1,124 more words

Movie Reviews


All Quiet on the Western Front
Lewis Milestone
screenplay George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, Dell Andrews
based on the novel by Eric Maria Remarque

Everyone remembers the last few feet of film in Lewis Milestone’s 1930… 1,093 more words


Considering 'All Quiet on the Western Front' - live at the BFI Southbank

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (Dir. Lewis Milestone 1930 – based on the novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque) was shown during a season curated by Christopher Nolan to celebrate the release of his new film… 214 more words

Mamoun Hassan

Two Arabian Knights (1927) - reviewed by George

This is a comedy about the adventures away from World War I of two incompatible soldiers: a rich Private, W. Dangerfield Phelps III (William Boyd) and a poor Sergeant, Peter O’Gaffney (Louis Wolheim). 451 more words