A sweet story.
I haven't seen yet, but I'd like to. I read that it will come to PBS in May.
I wish him the best of luck tonight. 15th nomination?! If ever there was call for a "lifetime achievement" Oscar, he's it.
I know only a small fraction of his work, but what I've heard I really like. Examples are the very distinctive main title from The Player, the closing of Shawshank Redemption, and virtually all of the soundtrack of Scent of a Woman.
Just in time for the Academy Awards tonight: "There have been 91 Best Picture winners in history, and here's how to stream (almost) every single one of them."
I'd add one bit to the thesis of this excellent 6.5 minute video about an excellent movie: I've seen a bunch of "action scenes" in recent movies that take place in very dim lighting. I'm not the least bit in suspense if I can't see what the heck is going on.
Using their extensive database of member ratings, Letterboxd averaged the ratings for the Best Picture nominees for each year to determine which years ranked highest. The top five are (official Academy winners marked w/ an asterisk):
As I would have guessed, the mid 7os rule.
An interesting eight minutes.
Alec Baldwin satirizes his famous speech in an SNL skit.
This piece introduced--at least to me--the category of "Dad movies". It's a pretty good fit to my taste:
Timeless examples include James Bond films (especially the Sean Connery era); Indiana Jones; The Godfather; Rocky; Die Hard; Goodfellas; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Saving Private Ryan; Unforgiven; The Martian; Predator; Air Force One; The Fugitive; High Noon; Apollo 13; Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World; Space Cowboys; and Heat.
(Other notable examples: Red, The Right Stuff, and The Fast and Furious.)