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Cimarron (1931)

I’m beginning to really enjoy this project. My enjoyment does not come from basking in the brilliance of Hollywood’s masterpieces, but rather from seeing some of the worst movies known to man and wondering just why they were given such … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Starring: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres Director: Lewis Milestone All Quiet on the Western Front is a movie with cajones. It takes a lot of nerve for a movie that was made during the early talkie era to use sound — … Continue reading

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The Broadway Melody (1929)

Starring: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love Director: Harry Beaumont “Chick fights, bleach blonde jokes and a gay guy in wardrobe. Some things never change.” That quote is from my girlfriend, who will be popping up here and there along … Continue reading

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Wings on the Walk of Fame

I took a walk Sunday afternoon and took a couple pictures. Since Hollywood is incredibly close by for me, I’ve decided to use as many resources available to me as possible. The above picture is Clara Bow’s star on the … Continue reading

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Wings (1927)

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, and Richard Arden Director: William Wellman Wings has the distinction of being the first film to win the Academy Award for best picture. Well, technically, it won the award for Outstanding Picture, Production. There … Continue reading

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83 by 72: Prologue

The sentence, “I’ve decided to watch all the films that won the best picture Academy Award in chronological order and write about each one” usually is met with a blank stare. I don’t blame the blank stares. I fully understand … Continue reading

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