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75 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards

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75 Years of the Oscar, newly updated, revised, and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards written by film critic Robert Osborne in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It begins with a general history of the Academy followed by the author's lively, decade-by-decade overviews of the accomplishments, trends, and events that occurred during each ten-year period within the Academy and the film industry. The book also provides a year-by-year portrayal of the actual ...

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75 Years of the Oscar, newly updated, revised, and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards written by film critic Robert Osborne in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It begins with a general history of the Academy followed by the author's lively, decade-by-decade overviews of the accomplishments, trends, and events that occurred during each ten-year period within the Academy and the film industry. The book also provides a year-by-year portrayal of the actual ceremonies, plus a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category, making it the most comprehensive book on the subject. In addition to Osborne's text, there are personal remembrances of more than 100 Oscar winners, including Mickey Rooney, Mary Astor, Sir Laurence Olivier, Fred Zinnemann, Clint Eastwood, and Emma Thompson.The 725 candid pictures from the evening's events, stills from the movies, and original posters for every Best Picture round out each section. Combining Osborne's extensive knowledge and the Academy's exceptional archives, including many rarely seen photographs, this book, ideal for scholars and film buffs alike, is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and scope.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789207876
  • Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 12.32 (h) x 1.74 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    Four Star (of Five) Book

    This is THE book to read if one is interested in the history of the Academy Awards. It features all of the essential information about who was nominated and who won, as well as a brief history of the individual year along with a detailed look at some of the winners. However, this is no 5 star book. It looks at the Oscars through very rose-colored glasses; it is very clear that this is a sanctioned look at the awards and not, ultimately, an entirely honest overview. It is clear that Mr. Osborne knows his stuff. One feels frustrated at the same time that his punches are always pulled as he must tow the Academy's line to get this published as the 'Official' guide. A pity really, but the only way to get a complete overview of its history to date. Here's hoping that some day he'll be given free reign!

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