All about Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards

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Continuum, 1 янв. 2003 г. - Всего страниц: 390
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This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards. Now in paperback for the first time, All about Oscar builds on Levy's well-known work on the Academy Awards over the past twenty years. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little known facts. Do you knowàWho came up with the idea for the Academy Awards and why? Who votes? Who is the youngest winner? The oldest? Who has been nominated the most times without winning? Where "Oscar" gets its name? All-new chapters added to the previous edition (Oscar Fever, 2001) include: "The Luck of the British," "The Foreign-Language Winners," "The Importance of Being Eccentric," "Is Oscar a White Man's Award?"*This book is neither authorized nor endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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OSCAR FEVER: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards

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A revised and updated version of And the Winner Is . . . (1987) provides a decidedly less-than-stellar overview of Hollywood's annual exercise in tackiness and self-congratulation. Levy (Cinema of ... Читать весь отзыв

Oscar fever: the history and politics of the Academy Awards

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This latest in the never-ending stream of books about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual awards comprises 15 chapters and appendixes that describe and explore, among other topics ... Читать весь отзыв

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Emanuel Levy is senior film critic for Variety and two-time president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. He is the author of several books, including Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film; and George Cukor: Master of Elegance. Levy divides his time between Phoenix and Los Angeles. For more information, visit his website www.EmanuelLevy.com

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