Oscar Directors: Ford, John–Auteur, Vision, Genre, Individual Vs. Community

Research in Progress: Oct 18, 2021 John Ford as Auteur: There is  a John Ford world with a distinctive look to it. He had a definite historical perspective ad unified vision of the world. John Wayne is the quintessential hero; Maureen O’Hara the quintessential heroine Ford Vs. Hawks: Individual Vs. Community Leo Braudy has claimed […]

SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards

The awards recognize “producers who realistically portray the American Scene by employing union talent from misrepresented or underrepresented groups.”

Oscar Actors: Locke, Sondra–Background, Career, Awards

Research in Progress: Oct 16, 2021 Sondra Locke Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: father military, mother factory worker Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: father died before she was born Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: The Heart Is Lonely Hunter, 1968; aged 24 Oscar Role: The […]

Oscar Directors: Bunuel, Luis–Background, Career, Awards

Research in Progress: Oct 24, 2021 Luis Bunuel Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: Nationality: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity: Family: Formal Education: Training: First Film: Breakthrough: First Oscar Nomination: Gap between First Film and First Nom: Other Oscars: Other Oscar Nominations: Oscar Awards: Nominations Span: Genre (specialties): Collaborators: Last Film: Contract: Career Length: Career Output: Marriage: Politics: Death: […]

Oscar 2022: Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast Should Earn Multiple Nominations

The cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, including Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Judi Dench, will follow young Jude Hill’s lead on the road to Oscar gold.