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Best Art Direction - 1970

Official Nominations: Patton. Airport. Tora Tora Tora. The Molly Maguires. Scrooge.

This, like Best Costume Design, is always a difficult one to argue against. You can add films to your list of nominations till the cows come home (damn cows always going AWOL), but generally the official nominations are fine.  178 more words

The Oscars

Best Foreign Film - 1970

Official Nominations: Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion. First Love. Hoa-Binh. Paix Sur Les Champs. Tristana.

Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion was a worthy winner this year, a film which was touted for a remake starring Pacino and Walken – a lost classic no doubt. 453 more words

The Oscars

Week 12 Reading Response - Noah

Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz’s essay about All About My Mother was interesting to read because of the historical moment it narrates within and alongside its analysis of the film. 417 more words

The Birds and the Beef

Another “song” from KISS AND MAKE-UP. Why am I so good to you?

Edward Everett Horton was not particularly known for his singing, though his number in THE GAY DIVORCEE, paired with Betty Grable of all people, is oddly pleasing. 372 more words

FILM

The Conformist - Mise-en-scène

There are movies that are straight forward and simple to understand without any depth in visual appearances and effects and then there’s the conformist, a movie almost personifying the inside struggle between the two destructive organs- the heart and the brain.The Conformist is a classic example of one of the best cinematographic experiences a film enthusiast can have. 411 more words

Napoleon, the Virgin

22 November 1787

Dark winter had a hold. It loomed over Paris like night over day and the city’s little insignificant souls scurried to the warmth all over. 918 more words

History

Week 6 Reading Assignment

“It is certainly the first film in which the characters are homosexuals , without homosexuality being made into a problem” (571). Fassbinder uses his film, Fox and His Friends, as means of presenting an alternate reality- one which homosexuality is as valid and societally-accepted as heterosexuality (572). 420 more words