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Best! Oscar! Ever!
New York Post ^ | February 28, 2011

Posted on 02/27/2011 12:41:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Every year since 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has crowned the year’s finest film. But which is the greatest Best Picture winner of all time? We entered the past 72 title-holders — beginning with 1938’s “You Can’t Take It With You” and ending with 2009’s “The Hurt Locker” — into a March Madness-style tournament, adjudicated by Post film critics Lou Lumenick and Kyle Smith.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: arts; movies; oscars
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You can choose between The Godfather and Casablanca, too. High Noon is an overrated movie, good to see the note on the chart.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 12:41:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Perdogg

The Deer Hunter, period.


2 posted on 02/27/2011 12:47:39 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ben-Hur.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 12:48:59 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t believe Rocky would beat out Patton.
This would be in my final 2 with the Godfather and Patton winning.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 12:50:44 PM PST by hans56
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Ordinary People" (1981)
5 posted on 02/27/2011 12:53:42 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Yentl 2: Electric Boogaloo” (And this time, it’s personal)


6 posted on 02/27/2011 12:57:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lawrence of Arabia lost to Casablanca?


7 posted on 02/27/2011 12:58:00 PM PST by vladimir998 (Copts, Nazis, Franks and Beans - what a public school education puts in your head.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Black Swan” - 2011

(ha ha ha — what a load of trash)


8 posted on 02/27/2011 12:58:03 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Just don’t chew your popcorn too loudly.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 1:00:38 PM PST by de.rm (It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see)
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To: DTogo
I'll 2nd that.

Ben-Hur is highly under-rated because the lefties in the movie industry absolutely hated Charlton Heston who was a strong political conservative that was also an openly religious Christian.

He was - imho - one of best actors ever.

10 posted on 02/27/2011 1:02:21 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: vladimir998

Some movies are incomparable. Casablanca, L of A. Etc.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 1:03:50 PM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: Ron C.
The Ten Commandments...

So let it be written, so let it be done.

12 posted on 02/27/2011 1:04:29 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Field of Dreams.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.
:)


13 posted on 02/27/2011 1:05:54 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: fieldmarshaldj

BBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Speaking of sequels that suck, Grease 2 was pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty bad.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 1:06:20 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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a P.S.

"..the movie industry absolutely hated.." - should have been 'absolutely hate' - as in present tense, because they still hate him with great passion.

15 posted on 02/27/2011 1:06:49 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: ConservativeStatement

High Noon overrated?

Quaker Grace Kelly realizes that sometimes violence is necessary and blows away a murderous thug in defense of Gary Cooper and civilized society.

The drama; the pacing; the tension; the peace loving citizens unwilling to preserve peace.

High Noon is a master work of cinematic story telling, an incredible examination of American character.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 1:07:01 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: GOPsterinMA

I still can’t understand how Maxwell Caulfield didn’t end up a superstar.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 1:11:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Any “Earnest Goes To_______” (fill in the blank) Movie


18 posted on 02/27/2011 1:14:31 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
That was another great Heston movie, and up there among the greatest movies ever made.

(I just watched another, maybe not among the greatest, but certainly a favorite of mine - Battle of the Bulge.)

19 posted on 02/27/2011 1:17:53 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: concentric circles

Some of the responses listed on its Wikipedia page are interesting. Bill Clinton said it was his favorite. President Reagan enjoyed it. John Wayne said “the most un-American thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”


20 posted on 02/27/2011 1:19:13 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

1. “Dude where’s my car.”

2. “Dude where’s my car, the sequel.”

Seriously, as good as half the crap on that list.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 1:20:40 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ConservativeStatement

Casablanca is winning 53-47% at this post.

Of the two, I’d vote for “The Godfather”, although I think the best film of all time is “Citizen Kane” if you include all the cinematic inventions Welles packed into the film that are now taken for granted. Welles also had the nerve/foolishness to take on William Randolph Hearst at perhaps the peak of the Hearst empire which, I’m sure, had a lot to do with it not winning Best Picture.

In the last 30 years, Best Picture tends to be the award for whatever Hollyweird thought was the best way to get their perversions before a mass audience so I wouldn’t even watch half of the Best Picture winners that come out today. Politics trump art.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 1:20:57 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Godfather and Casablanca??

They've ~got~ to be kidding. Yeah, good movies perhaps, but not 'great' imho. I thought Godfather so poor, I shut the tape off one third the way through and returned it to the rental joint.

23 posted on 02/27/2011 1:22:02 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: reagandemocrat

And don’t forget about all the Tyler Perry movies.


24 posted on 02/27/2011 1:22:39 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: concentric circles

John Wayne turned down the Part of the sheriff in High Noon, saying that the story was ridiculous. The town would have gotten together and blown the crooks away in about 15 seconds. Coop did a good job, but I agree with Duke.


25 posted on 02/27/2011 1:26:58 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: concentric circles

John Wayne turned down the part of the sheriff in High Noon, saying that the story was ridiculous. The town would have gotten together and blown the crooks away in about 15 seconds. Coop did a good job, but I agree with Duke.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 1:27:28 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Ron C.

I recorded Ben Hur a couple days ago when it was shown in the whole 1959 original format on TCM. The critics’ main problem is the film’s unashamed basis in Christianity. But on every level it is a masterpiece and Heston’s best performance bar none.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 1:28:30 PM PST by katana
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, it did get him on “The Colbys”...


28 posted on 02/27/2011 1:29:05 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rocky beat out All About Eve? BS!


29 posted on 02/27/2011 1:29:14 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: concentric circles
"The drama; the pacing; the tension; the peace loving citizens unwilling to preserve peace."

I agree 100%> High Noon is a great movie - more under-rated than it is 'overrated.'

When I first view it, it sure kept me on the edge of my seat.

30 posted on 02/27/2011 1:31:59 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: GOPsterinMA

Starring none other than Charlton Heston.


31 posted on 02/27/2011 1:31:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Ron C.
I enjoy Soylent Green and show it to my students to demonstrate the, ahem, veracity of Global Warming predictions.

Heston was a real man.

32 posted on 02/27/2011 1:36:18 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: Oldpuppymax

John was probably right about most of the people in that era, but there were more than a few towns that were just like what that movie portrayed - as can be found when reading history.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 1:40:48 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: ConservativeStatement
They should have started at the beginning.

The first winner of the Best PIcture award was "Wings", a silent film about World War I aviators. TCM showed it a few weeks ago, and it's a magnificent film. Gary Cooper has a brief walk-on part, but his short scenes steal the movie.

34 posted on 02/27/2011 1:42:10 PM PST by Publius
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
Great movie with some terrible acting.

"Oh Moses, Moses, Moses..."

35 posted on 02/27/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by daler
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To: Oldpuppymax

Unfortunately, John Wayne didn’t realize that the story was not about the old west but about contemporary attitudes. General Douglas MacArthur had just been told that he could not pursue victory in Korea.


36 posted on 02/27/2011 1:51:09 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Oldpuppymax
John Wayne turned down the Part of the sheriff in High Noon, saying that the story was ridiculous. The town would have gotten together and blown the crooks away in about 15 seconds. Coop did a good job, but I agree with Duke.

As do I, especially in the light of the historic outlaw raid on Northfield MN by the James-Younger band(s) in 1876. When they tried to rob the bank there, the local population took up arms and pursuit that basically ended the these family gangs. Yes, High Noon is a good-to-great film but it was more a film about the zeitgeist of the 1950s disguised as a Western. My pick of a Western is still Shane!

37 posted on 02/27/2011 1:55:37 PM PST by SES1066 (Thank you for your vote in November, now let us get to work!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
I have two close friends that knew Heston well, getting together with him and his wife often - so I've heard many a tale from them regarding what kind of man Charlton was.

He was (other than being one of Hollywood's greatest,) passionately American, passionately Republican, and passionately Christian. Yet he treated everyone with the greatest respect, even though he knew that they despised him.

38 posted on 02/27/2011 2:00:53 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven) should have won an award.


39 posted on 02/27/2011 2:08:47 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.

You have great taste, Mary! One of my favorites.

Have you seen "Mr. Hulot's Holiday"? That's a real gem, too.

40 posted on 02/27/2011 2:12:50 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Exactly! Talk about the “Yin and Yang” of the acting spectrum...


41 posted on 02/27/2011 2:13:49 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dang. Spaceballs wasn’t even mentioned.


42 posted on 02/27/2011 2:15:36 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: DTogo

The book “Ben-Hur” is wonderful, too. It is a great read.


43 posted on 02/27/2011 2:17:34 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ConservativeStatement
Strangely, Howard the Duck seems to have been overlooked.

Seriously, someone should do a similar type bracket matchup of the all time worst movies. That would be a hoot!

44 posted on 02/27/2011 2:26:30 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell_Caulfield


45 posted on 02/27/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll be watching the Amazing Race and then cleaning the kitchen.


46 posted on 02/27/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hollywood people are most self-absorbed people in the world. The Oscars are just an excuse for them to get together to give awards to each other, usually for “heroic” directorships and “brave” portrayals.


47 posted on 02/27/2011 2:34:05 PM PST by Raster Man
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hollywood people are most self-absorbed people in the world. The Oscars are just an excuse for them to get together to give awards to each other, usually for “heroic” directorships and “brave” portrayals.


48 posted on 02/27/2011 2:34:12 PM PST by Raster Man
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To: Ron C.

I’ve tried but have never gotten more than through about 15 minutes of any Godfather movie. They’re just too boring.


49 posted on 02/27/2011 2:37:57 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is this “Oscar” thing?

Is it interesting?

Should anyone really waste their time, listening to a small insular, bunch of sanctimonious leftists “awarding” each other, blatantly discriminating against anyone conservative?

I mean...


50 posted on 02/27/2011 2:38:46 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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