The Pocket Essentials Series is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more.
This completely unauthorised guide to the Oscars explains how the Academy Awards can help us to understand the history of Hollywood. In a decade-by-decade account, it details how the Academy endorsed or rejected industry trends, be they technical, artistic, or political.
Also included is a full list of Oscar winners in every category, as well as the author's own nominations for Worst Oscar-nominated Films and Shocking Oscar Oversights, making it the best-value, most up-to-date guide available to this annual public celebration of the movies.
|Introduction : the origins of the Oscars||p. 9|
|1927/8 - 1939 : the early winners||p. 12|
|1940 - 1949 : the British are coming||p. 22|
|1950 - 1959 : Oscar, politics and the blacklist||p. 36|
|1960 - 1969 : the decline of the studio system||p. 53|
|1970 - 1979 : the rise and fall of new Hollywood||p. 70|
|1980 - 1989 : years of plenty||p. 88|
|1990 - 2000 : the new establishment||p. 104|
|2001 - 2003 : the road to mount doom||p. 129|
|The most shocking Oscar oversights||p. 139|
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Series: Pocket Essentials: Film S.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 2005
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.091
Edition Number: 3