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Oscar fever : the history and politics of the Academy Awards

Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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The year 2003 marks the 75th anniversary of the Academy Awards - arguably the most anticipated spectacle in the world, with over one billion viewers. This book includes all the latest statistics, winners (and losers), and anecdotes that have provided a lifetime of memories.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Levy
ISBN: 0826414524 9780826414526
OCLC Number: 51031126
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Includes index.
Description: 400 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Greatest Show on Earth; The History of the Oscar Award; The Oscar - King of the Showbiz Awards?; Hunks, Leading Ladies, and Second Bananas - The Nomination; The Luck of the British; Winning the Oscar; Is the Oscar a White Man's Award?; The Oscar-Winners - Niopictures and Problem Dramas; The Oscar-Winners - The Masculine Genres: Historical Epics, War Film, and Westerns; The Oscar-Winners - Comedies and Musicals; The Oscar and the Foreign-Language Picture; Boys Will Be Boys and Girls Will Be Girls - The Oscar-Winning Roles; The Importance of Being Eccentric; The Oscar as a Popularity Contest; From Total Embracement to Outright Rejection - The Various Meanings of the Oscar Award; I Would Like to Thank...The Acceptance Speeches; The Oscars' Huge Impact; Oscaritis - The Oscars' Negative Effects; Can the Oscar Be Bought; Strange Bedfellows? The Oscar and Politics; Noble and Heroic - Oscar's Middlebrow Sensibility; Conclusion - The Oscar, Hollywood, and American Culture; Awards in Six Categories by Year; Best Picture Winners and Nominees by Genre; The Oscar-Winners by Nominations, Awards, and Appeal; The Most Nominated Films; The Ten Highest Grossing Oscar Winners; Best Picture Winners by Year and Date of Release; Best Picture Winners by Year and Running Time; Best Foreign-Language Winners by Year and Country.
Responsibility: Emanuel Levy.

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