sch1I’m using this series as a motivation to take a look at all of the Best Picture winners from the past 86 Academy Awards. This may take awhile… This Oscar winning drama is known as not only one of the most moving depictions of the Holocaust put to film, but one of Steven Spielberg’s best films ever made. It won 7 out of its 12 nominations, making it the overwhelming victor at the 66th Academy Awards.

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Trope Talk is my way of dishing out and breaking down the timeless and the tiresome of cinema’s most recognizable tropes, archetypes and formulas. Inspired partly by FTS’ director of the month for July, Steven Spielberg, who has given us some of the most memorable and well-respected blockbusters of all time, this edition of Trope Talk will explore what makes a summer blockbuster successful both critically and at the box office.

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