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"[85 Years of the Oscar] represents a separate sort of pantheon, an almost literal hall of fame that requires readers to set up shop in a sturdy chair and make sure the teapot is full, because they won’t be getting up again anytime soon."
—The New York Times
"But what [85 Years of the Oscar] truly is, in this age of websites and databases, is something gloriously old-fashioned — a beautiful, hard-cover, painstakingly researched reference source on the Academy Awards and the classic movies they have honored. It's a four-star present for any cinephile."
"Essential for any cineaste completist's library."
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A must-read for movie buffs."
"For an Academy that prides itself on honoring outstanding achievements in the film industry, this book lives up to the same standard in publishing.
With more than eight decades of history, the nonprofit organization certainly has a story to tell. And this one is worth reading."
—Toledo Free Press
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"Robert Osborne keeps the legend of Hollywood alive and well!"
"I say this softly, the Oscar along with the Academy or the Academy along with the Oscar, could not have a better film historian or human being who loves what the Academy and statue stands for."
—A friend, Bill Cosby
"No one knows more about Oscar history—or chronicles it with greater enthusiasm—than the one and only Robert Osborne. I look forward to each new edition of this handsome and valuable book."
"Robert Osborne’s knowledge and love of movies is extraordinary! 85 Years of the Oscar is a must read for everyone who loves movies. Who doesn’t love movies and who doesn’t love Robert Osborne?"
—Eva Marie Saint