Alternate Oscars by Danny Peary

By Danny Peary

A movie critic offers his offerings for who must have received the Oscars and didn't, together with Citizen Kane for most sensible photo, directory the particular nominees and winners and explaining why the incorrect individual or photograph is usually commemorated. this can be the ebook that every one movie buffs will want they'd written. Peary, critic and writer of various movie books together with the Cult videos volumes, is the type of individual one desires to sit down and speak movie with. right here, in year-by-year layout, he provides the Oscar recipients and nominees for most sensible movie, most sensible actor, and most sensible actress. He then follows together with his offerings and invaluable runners-up. every one choose features a evaluate in Peary's energetic and often a laugh type. He issues out typical Oscar errors: e.g., Citizen Kane (1941) and Dr. Strangelove (1963) must have every one received top photo awards; Henry Fonda must have gained most sensible actor for Grapes of Wrath (1940). He notes that not just did Psycho (1960) and Singin ' within the Rain (1952) no longer win, they weren't even nominated. This always enjoyable and engaging publication is admittedly crucial for movie collections.

Show description

Read or Download Alternate Oscars PDF

Similar film books

The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You're Talking About

During this book specific, Boston Globe movie critic Ty Burr introduces the fifty movies each motion picture lover needs to know.

This rigorously curated record of significant videos spans over a century of filmmaking, from the silent period to the decade, from American favorites to overseas classics. together with famous masterpieces equivalent to "City Lights" and "Casablanca," in addition to more moderen video clips like "Aliens" and "Fight Club," Burr has given readers what's primarily an interesting, available movie a hundred and one classification. brief entries speak about the importance of every motion picture, the cause of its greatness, and why it has develop into part of our shared tradition of movie-making. He additionally comprises feedback for extra viewing, delving deeper into the works of featured administrators like Hitchcock, Fellini, Sturges, and Kurosawa. In a media setting that offers never-ending leisure options—including an intimidating volume of medicore films—Ty Burr has written a professional advisor to the films which are sure to please readers, and raise their cinematic wisdom. it's a ideal ebook for movie-lovers who're simply getting familiar with the big catalog of significant cinema on hand to us this present day.

Caroline Munro, First Lady of Fantasy: A Complete Annotated Record of Film and Television Appearances

This filmography (including tv and song video appearances) chronicles the occupation of Caroline Munro, a girl of humble beginnings whose probability access in a "Face of the Year" photograph festival propelled her to foreign reputation as a version and actress, and whose paintings in style cinema has received her the well-earned name of "First girl of delusion.

The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco

Whilst Brian De Palma agreed to permit Julie Salamon limitless entry to the movie construction of Tom Wolfe's best-selling booklet The Bonfire of the Vanities, either director and journalist should have felt like they have been directly to whatever giant. How may it lose? yet as a substitute Salamon acquired a front-row seat on the Hollywood catastrophe of the last decade.

Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies

Have you questioned why 007 is James Bond's numerical designation? Or the place the identify Luke Skywalker comes from? How approximately all these sizeable faces that go judgment on common Zod and his lieutenants at first of 1978's Superman? What's in the back of the symbolism of all these mirrors in Black Swan?

Additional info for Alternate Oscars

Example text

In retrospea. Mildred Rogers wasn i Davis s best performance, but Davis alwav-s considered it the role with which she was most identified Im not sure that's the case, but sureh it was the pi\xxal role in Davis's earh Bette Daviss manipulative Mildred Rogers knows she has hold on Leslie Howards Human Bondage. a lifelong otherwise respectable Philip Carey in Of — ^ 32 ALTERNATE OSCARS her baby hit the streets, her baby dies, and she becomes a prostitute, later dying of s\philis in a charit\' ward.

Frankenstein), Charles Laughton (Mutiny Unique on 39 Steps), was never considered when he received (undue) praise for playing Mr. Micawber in David Copperfteld. That he was a great comic was taken for granted; that he was more than a comic was ignored. The New cinema, W. in the for a Best Actor award, not York Film Critics C. Fields even in 1935 chose Charles Laughton Leslie Howard (The the Bounty), Peter Lorre as its first Best Actor winner for his portrayal of the tyrannical Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, although Laughton him- preferred his British manser\'ant who becomes his in the American West in the 1935 comedy Ruggles of Red Gap.

Even when alone, lus eye movements and gestures are esaggerarcd and affected He is the epicome of a pretenoioiucs dieaer performaDce ry. ^ Barrymore was difl&- m original—and ics. its stimiibwd him idmemorable ped Barrymore deserve the Academy Jtarard that was won by Clark Gable. ' her future husband. — ^ 31 Myma Loy 1934 BEST ACTRESS W NNER I ; Claudette Colbert at Happened one Sigbtj Other Nominees: Grace Moore (One Sight ofLot^e). Norma Shearer (The Barretts ofWimpole Street) THE BEST CHOICE: Bette Davis of Human Bondage) ( Award-Vtbrthy Runners-Lp: Claudette Colben (It Happened One (Manhattan Melodrama).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 5 votes