As we approach another Oscar night this Bear got thinking about the number of movies that were awarded BEST PICTURE BY "The Academy" and whether or not those movies are favorites of mine.
All of these flicks on my list won BEST PICTURE. There were a lot more winners that are not on my list. Not that I dislike them.....just wasn't enuf pizzaz to make my list.
They are in calendar year order. A few are in my "All Time Favorites" list.
All Quiet On The Western Front
Check out the brave and patriotic students at the beginning of the movie.....and the remaining soldiers (those former students), having witnessed the horrors of war, at the end of the movie.
It Happened One Night
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Fun movie, with some very classic scenes. Did you know that after movie viewers saw Clark Gable without his undershirt on, the sales of those undershirts tanked?
Gone With The Wind
Basically a southern soap opera but it is a great movie to watch....and "think" about. What an interesting and horrible period in the history of the USA.
One (1) of the best movies ever made. Some of the best lines ever said. An original chick flick that is fun for guys and girls.
Going My Way
This Bear always liked Bing Crosby movies.
The Best Years Of Our Lives
A wonderful movie. Soldiers return to civilian life.....and are rejected by a country that has moved on. Frederic March is superb.
From Here To Eternity
I never tire of seeing the scene on the beach, witb Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. Sinatra's comeback film.
Bridge On The River Kwai
"Colonel Bogey's March" is forever embedded in my mind. Great action flick.
The chariot race in this version is sensational. Charlton Heston at his best.
Great love story pairing of Shirley McClain (before she got weird) and Jack Lemmon.
West Side Story
Stunning movie. Wonderful music. Even a miscast male lead (Richard Beymer) couldn't stop this rumble from happening. Jets!
IMHO, Dustin Hoffman's best role. I even named a dog that I had years ago "Ratso". Angelina Jolie's father takes credit cards, by the way.
1972 & 1974
The Godfather & The Godfather, Part 2
I love both of these movies. Incredible story line, tremendous acting, presents real violence in a logical manner instead of today's "junk" that just presents violence for no good reason.
The Deer Hunter
I just watched this movie this afternoon.....prelude to Oscar night. An incredible movie with a tremendous amount of detail. I have even gone on the road and found some of the locations (in Cleveland) where a lot of the filming took place. Nastrovia!
Really good directorial debut for Robert Redford. Mary Tyler Moore should have won an Oscar for her portrayal as an absolute bitcx.
Chariots Of Fire
Inspirational story of British Olympic athletes. This movie is now used as a "training film" for motivational-type trainers.
The English Patient
A lot of movie viewers don't "get it". I fell in love with the players, the story, the scenery. I could watch Juliet Binoche all day long.
This is a great movie with great performances. I love this flick.
These are my favorite BEST PICTURE winners. What say you?
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