Oscar-Worthy Movies I Have Seen: 1934

“IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT”, “The Barretts of Wimpole Street”, “Cleopatra”, “Flirtation Walk”, “The Gay Divorcee”, “Here Comes the Navy”, “The House of Rothschild”, “Imitation of Life”, “One Night of Love”, “The Thin Man”, “Viva Villa!”, “The White Parade”
Seen NONE of these, or Frank Morgan (the Wizard in “The Wizard of Oz”) in “Affairs of Cellini”. Of course, I’ve seen various clips of “It Happened One Night”; must see that film.
From a discussion the Buffalo guy noted about copyright comes this YouTube video about fair use, featuring your favorite Disney characters; also available on the Stanford University site.
The Silver Surfer quarter to promote the new Fantastic Four film.

Oscar-Worthy Movies I Have Seen: 1932-1933

“CAVALCADE”, “A Farewell to Arms”, “42nd Street”, “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang”, “Lady for a Day”, “Little Women”, “The Private Life of Henry VIII”, “She Done Him Wrong”, “Smilin’ Through”, “State Fair”.
Don’t think I’ve seen any of these, though I did see a later version of “State Fair”. Heck, I still remember the title song: “Our state fair is a great state fair. Don’t miss it; don’t even be late.”

This, BTW, was the last year of the midyear to midyear awards. The eligibility period for these films was August 1932-December 1933, and awarded in March 1934. From this point forward, the award covered the calendar year.

What? No nominations of the Mummy or the Invisible Man? None for King Kong?! I’ve seen all of these on TV at some point in my childhood.
So, what did I spend my yesterday doing instead of finding exciting bloggable material for you? Mowing the lawn – does WD-40 fix gas leaks? apparently; challenging a nearly 100% increase in our property assessment since 2003; and getting a haircut. Then my wife was out during the evening, so the child and I negotiated the from-dinner-to-bed routine.


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