A Screen-shot from the classic Stanley Kubrick Noir film of 'The Killing'(US56)

A Screen-shot from the classic Stanley Kubrick Noir film of 'The Killing'(US56)
Considered one among the Screen's great Noir films is that of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' starring Sterling Hayden in a race-track heist gone wrong. It was released in 1956.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Movie-lore: Trivia 1

****Movie-lore. by NS               # Trivia on Movies. Part I.
  • Only once in Oscar History an x-rated film won d Best-Pic. 'Midnight Cowboy' won d Oscar in 1969 & starred Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight Dir: John Schlesinger won d Best-Dir Oscar that year. 
Dustin & Jon 'Midnight Cowboy'

Deborah Kerr++

Kevin 'Dances with Wolves'


Peter O'Toole.

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  1.  In Oscar history 5 top-billed actors never won d Best-Actor category, interestingly they went on to win d Oscar ind Best-Dir category, these names r, Warren Beatty for 'Reds' (1981); Robert Redford for 'Ordinary People'(80); Kevin Costner for 'Dances with Wolves' (90); Mel Gibson for 'Brave Heart'(95); & Clint Eastwood went on to win d Best-Dir category twice for, Unforgiven (92) & Million $ Baby(2004).
  2. D Best Foreign category at d Oscars were introduced in 1956, Italy as a country has won d highest statuettes in this category  winning 13 statuettes since 1956, & 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'(2002) has won d highest nominations, 10 *AAN by a foreign Film till date.
  3. In d most nominations by any Movies, there is a tie between 2 movies, each garnering 14 AAN  'All about Eve' (50) & 'Titanic' (97).'AAE' won 6 from its 14 AANs, & d 97 hit disaster film went on to win 11AA from 14 nominations respectively.
  4. 2 Movies has an unique distinction at d Oscars, winning none from 11 AANs nominations, d films r,  'The Turning Point' (77) & 'The Color Purple' (85) a record.
  5. Producers who has won d most Oscars is, Hal B.Wallis of Warner Bros he has won 15 **AA's.
  6. John Ford is d only Director to win 4AAs from 5AANs for 'Informer;(35) ,How Green was my Valley William Wyler is d Dir with most AANs. Of d 12 AAN he won 3 Oscars.
  7. +Actor Peter O'Toole & ++Actress Deborah Kerr not won any Oscars from +8 & "6 nominations in d Best Lead Actor & Actress respectively.
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    To b aware that I might b ignorant of some Facts is d 1st step towards Knowledge. This blog is an earnest attempt at giving d best & interesting trivia from d World of Cinema. Regards Nandan Sharma. ** "There is no terror in a bang, only in d anticipation of it". Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). The greatest Director of d Suspense-Thriller genre.

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