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By Danny Peary

ISBN-10: 0385303327

ISBN-13: 9780385303323

A movie critic offers his offerings for who must have gained the Oscars and didn't, together with Citizen Kane for most sensible photo, directory the particular nominees and winners and explaining why the incorrect individual or photo is often venerated. this is often the e-book that every one movie buffs will want they had written. Peary, critic and writer of diverse movie books together with the Cult videos volumes, is the type of individual one desires to sit down and speak movie with. right here, in year-by-year layout, he offers the Oscar recipients and nominees for top movie, most sensible actor, and top actress. He then follows along with his offerings and invaluable runners-up. every one decide features a evaluate in Peary's full of life and regularly fun variety. He issues out typical Oscar error: e.g., Citizen Kane (1941) and Dr. Strangelove (1963) must have every one gained most sensible photograph awards; Henry Fonda must have gained top actor for Grapes of Wrath (1940). He notes that not just did Psycho (1960) and Singin ' within the Rain (1952) no longer win, they weren't even nominated. This always enjoyable and engaging publication is actually crucial for movie collections.

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