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The Oscars : A completely and Utterly Unauthorised Guide : The Pocket Essential - John Atkinson

The Oscars : A completely and Utterly Unauthorised Guide

The Pocket Essential

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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 Oscarsp. 9
1927/8 - 1939 : the early winnersp. 12
1940 - 1949 : the British are comingp. 22
1950 - 1959 : Oscar, politics and the blacklistp. 36
1960 - 1969 : the decline of the studio systemp. 53
1970 - 1979 : the rise and fall of new Hollywoodp. 70
1980 - 1989 : years of plentyp. 88
1990 - 2000 : the new establishmentp. 104
2001 - 2003 : the road to mount doomp. 129
The most shocking Oscar oversightsp. 139
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ISBN: 9781904048374
ISBN-10: 1904048374
Series: Pocket Essentials: Film S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.091
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised