And the Oscar Goes to…From Here to Eternity

Apparently, I forgot to most this back in mid-May when it was published on YouTube. Sorry.

This 1953 Best Picture winner makes some daring post-war comments about the military while also telling the dramatic stories of four, lost somewhat broken people who effect each other’s lives in 1941 Hawaii. Let’s take a look at how this, at the time, record tying Oscar winner (eight wins and 13 nominations) pulls all that off.

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And the Oscar Goes to…The Greatest Show on Earth

There’s romance, crime, thrills, laughs, and fun under the big top in this drama by director Cecil B. DeMille and starring Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charleston Heston, and Jimmy Stewart. In a controversial upset, “The Greatest Show on Earth” won the 25th Academy Award for Best Picture over “High Noon” with Gary Cooper. Does it meet expectations? Watch my review to find out.

And the Oscar Goes to…All About Eve

All About Eve hits a number of landmarks. It’s the first Best Picture winner to be primarily about women, it received an unprecedented 14 Oscar nominations, and well, watch my review to find out the rest. It stars Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, and George Sanders. It’s directed and written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It’s the Best Picture winner of 1950. It’s a tale of the theater like no other. It’s All About Eve.