I’m using this series as a motivation to take a look at all of the Best Picture winners from the past 84 Academy Awards. This may take awhile… This Oscar winning comedic drama was adapted to screen from Alfred Uhry’s play. Most notable for Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman’s performances, this film is a period piece during civil rights era Atlanta. It managed to score 4 Oscars but looking back it doesn’t have the best reputation amongst other winners.
I’m using this series as a motivation to take a look at all of the Best Picture winners from the past 84 Academy Awards. This may take awhile… This Oscar winning musical was directed by Vincente Minnelli, choreographed by and starring Gene Kelly, featuring memorable music written by George Gershwin. It managed to score 6 Oscars, beating several dramas to become the big winner of 1951.
This edition of the Best Picture Series features the first winner from the 80′s, not that it really speaks to the decade at all. The Last Emperor is a biopic taking place in the first half of the century. It is expansive, but I was still not impressed. Let’s take a look.