Film

Fine Romances

Every year I tell myself the Academy Awards are simply the opinion of the Hollywood community; that they cost an indecent amount of money that would be better spent making movies; and that they really do not have much to do with the merits of the works they are “honouring”. I remind myself that great artists like Greta Garbo, Sam Peckinpah, Cary Grant, Robert Ryan, Michael Redgrave, Anthony Mann, Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer and Val Lewton never received an Oscar, at least not in competition. Then I remember that John Ford, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, William Wyler and Frank Capra…

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