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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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Academy or the Oscar Awards. Best-Picture Category Part-2.

***Movie-lore: The Best Picture category Winners. Part-2.(Contd)

***Since it's 2nd Presentation the Academy had done away with a few categories & continued with only only 1 outstanding picture & on our journey toward all the Best-Pic winners, many categories can be seen adding more on the merit list of the Academy Award or the Oscar's such as the Best Supporting Actor & Actresses were added in 1936, in it's 9th Academy Award Presentation. Among the initial Best-Pic category winners is a western, an All-American Genre, which hasn't been so successful in the Best-Pic category winning only thrice among a 20+ nominations it had received till the 83rd year of Oscar Award presentations.

1930-31: Cimmaron.(US;31) *RKO Radio/William Le Baron.
** Wesley Ruggles
 *** Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Roscoe Ates.
Cimmaron release poster
**** The Movie Cimmaron was a western, adapted from a novel by Edna Ferber of the same name. A big-budgeted production the money put in was enormous that too when USA was passing through a dark phase i.e. the Depression. This lavish production though critically acclaimed & a high grosser couldn't recover it's enormous budget expenses. At the Oscars the film was the 1st to be nominated in 6 categories including the top 5 categories of which only 3 films could win the grand-slam in Oscar history.

1931-32: Grand Hotel.(US;32) *MGM/Irving G.Thalberg.
**Edmund Goulding
*** Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt.
Greta Garbo & John Barrymore

Grand Hotel Trailer Snapshot
**** Adapted from a play of the same name & the play was based on a 1929 novel is an American drama directed by Goulding. It is the only film to win from only 1 nomination i.e. Best-Pic in Oscar History. The Movie is set in post-WW1 Berlin with the plushiest & luxurious Grand Hotel being a place where a number of people from various background, culture, the has-been who have seen life & in a varied way taken up new hobbies & professions after recklessly losing wealth & thus cockeyed moral rules invoked in order to survive or to achieve more in order to achieve their goals. This Movie starts with Lewis Stone a disfigured WW1 veteran who permanently stays in this hotel moaning, "People come & go, Nothing ever happens" but so-much happens altering many lives, yet at the end he repeats the same monologue "Grand Hotel, People come & go. Nothing ever happens". It was the start of the lavish all-star MGM prestige productions that would bolster their famous saying, as it goes like "we've more stars than the stars up on the sky".

1932-33: Cavalcade.(US;33). *Fox/Frank Lloyd, Winfield R.Sheehan.
** Frank Loyd.
*** Diana Wynyard, Clive Brooke, Una O'Connor, Herbert Brown, Irene Browne. 
Original Release Poster
****A Cavalcade is a procession, parade, or a trail of riders on Horseback. Cavalcade in this case is a 1933 drama film adapted from the great English playwright Noel Coward's play of the same name. The Film won 3 Oscars from 4 nominations including Best-Pic & Dir. The story is seen through the eyes of an English wealthy upper class family, the Marryots, from the New Yrs Eve 1899 until the New Yrs day of 1933 with the 2nd Boer war, Queen Victoria's death in 1901, the Titanic disaster of 1912, & the 1st World War & the English Life's travails as it's background.

+++Part-3 to be contd next.... from the year 1934.

"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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