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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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oscar Trivia- Part-3 contd-

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  • Academy Awards or d Oscar Trivia- 3 Contd...
# D Academy Awards became d most viewed Movie event in d World. Also to b an important award for aspiring professionals History, as it's recipients got a major boost in their careers making them achieve more success in their field of expertise in d World of Cinema.A number of categories were included under d AMPAS banner, involving mass participation from every corner of d World.

  1.  1st ever presentation of d Awards was d only event to escape media attention. In its 2nd year an hour of d event was broadcasted over d Radio, but it wasn't until 1944 that d entire ceremony was covered by d Radio Stations.A total of 15 statuettes were given in its 1st ever presentation on 11May,1929
  2. From 1944-69 d Radio broadcast contd with d annual event broadcast over d Radio, Live.
  3. With d coming of d Television d function was relayed from d venue each spring ever since, thus making it a popular event in d Movie World.
  4. In its 2nd year, d Oscars were minimized, from its 12 categories only 7 were retained, Outstanding +MP, Acting Lead M/F. D 1st category to b added was d Best- Actor both M/F in supporting roles in 1936. Walter Brennan (Come & get it) & Gale Sondergaard (Anthony Adverse) were d 1st winners in this category. A Plaque was initially given to d winners until its 15th edition, when, it was replaced by d statuette in 1942.
  5. ***Walter Brennan would go on to receive 3 plaques in a span of 5 yrs i.e.1936/38/&40 from his 4 *BSA **noms in his acting career. Shelly Winters & Dianne Wiest both winning 2 from 3 BSA noms in 1959/65 & 1986/94 respectively . D other notable winners in this category M r Anthony Quinn with 2 wins from 2 BSA noms in 1952& 56; Peter Ustinov 2-3**  in 60&64; Melvyn Douglas 2-2 in 63&79; Jason Robards, 2-3 in 76&77 being d only actor to win-in consecutive yrs,& Michael Caine 2-2 in 86&99. No F actors have won in consecutive yrs.
  6.   4 actors have received 4 BSA  noms (M), d names r ***WB 3-4, Jack Nicholson 1-4** in 1983, while Claude Rains & Arthur Kennedy has d unique record of winning none from their 4 BSA noms.7 Actors (F) have received 4 or more BSA noms, they r, Agnes Moorhead, Geraldine Page, winning none from their 4**, Ethel Barrymore(1944) along-with Lee Grant(75),Maggie Smith(78), & Maureen Stapleton(81) won 1 from their 4 noms.Thelma Ritter has d unique record of receiving d highest BSA noms of 6 with no wins.Her 6 noms were received in a period of 12 yrs (1950-62) with 4 consecutive noms from 1(950-53).
# Other categories added since 1927-28 included in d Academy's history will b followed in its next edition i.e.Part IV.

"Classic Scenes from Movie-lore"

"Classic Scenes from Movie-lore"
The Movie "Now Voyager" (42) Miss Bette Davis turned a few MCPs head in disdain for viewing a Lady, & that too on-screen smoke, Paul Henreid lighting of 2 Gigarette's, 1 for her in a scene in from this Movie.'

All Time great's CasablancaUS42,the screen-shot shows the whole stellar cast.

All Time great's CasablancaUS42,the screen-shot shows the whole stellar cast.
Col,Strasser has been shot, Round up the Usual Suspects.

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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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