WHO Won?!?: An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, Volume 1: 1927-1943

WHO Won?!?: An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, Volume 1: 1927-1943 RobertJames
  • Title: WHO Won?!?: An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, Volume 1: 1927-1943
  • Author: RobertJames
  • ISBN: 9780692317211
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • WHO Won?!?: An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, Volume 1: 1927-1943 RobertJames WHO Won An Irreverent Look at the Oscars Volume Who Should Have Won the Oscars If you ve ever wondered why the Oscars seem to go to the wrong movies WHO Won is the book for you Beginning with the first Oscar ceremony Robert James looks at all the
    Who Should Have Won the Oscars If you ve ever wondered why the Oscars seem to go to the wrong movies, WHO Won is the book for you Beginning with the first Oscar ceremony, Robert James looks at all the major categories, slashing and burning his way through the bad, praising the good, and offering the best for your consideration A comic, biting analysis of hundreds of fWho Should Have Won the Oscars If you ve ever wondered why the Oscars seem to go to the wrong movies, WHO Won is the book for you Beginning with the first Oscar ceremony, Robert James looks at all the major categories, slashing and burning his way through the bad, praising the good, and offering the best for your consideration A comic, biting analysis of hundreds of films, WHO Won is a guide to the wonderful movies you missed and a warning against the ones you should never have seen in the first place Volume One, 1927 1943 covers the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the death of the silent picture to the heights of studio Hollywood Year by year, the author considers and discusses the Academy s choices, as well as those which should have been nominated, finishing each category with those which should have won He often includes some of the history behind the making of the films, as well as how the movies reflect on America More than just an examination of the choices the Academy made or should have made , WHO Won provides a yearbook of American cinema, both glorious and disastrous Deftly switching from the ridiculous to the sublime and back again, WHO Won will leave you both laughing and thinking.
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    1. Robert James was born on Skull Island and raised in Freedonia He played baseball with Gary Cooper, fell in love in Paris with a suspicious Swede, got a pet leopard with a penchant for love songs, raised children in Oz, grew old slowly in Shangri La, was killed by biplanes on the top of the Empire State Building when he was out on a date, and was then brought back from the dead in Dr Frankenstein s lab, just in time to be chased by an angry mob.Or so he likes to believe.In a fantastic reality, he was born and raised in Santa Ana, California in a blue collar family His father and mother, being typical Americans of their generation, believed in the movies in the same way they believed in reading, the Constitution, hard work, family, barbeque, and the greatness of the American Way They also believed Richard Nixon, but they couldn t get it all right, now could they Robert went to public schools at a time when they still worked reasonably well He wasn t the first person in his family to pursue higher education, but he was the first one who tried to make a career of it Once he received his Ph.D from UCLA, he came to the abrupt realization that he had to actually work for a paycheck instead of a report card.He promptly became a teacher, and he s never recovered from it Neither have his students Or his wallet.Along with his beautiful wife, with whom he has raised six children some of whom he actually helped make he enjoys reading, music, talking, traveling, cooking, sleeping, and other nocturnal activities.Somehow along the way, he has also managed to become a well known authority on Robert A Heinlein and other science fiction writers He s been called the Indiana Jones of Heinlein studies, having tracked down numerous artifacts from Heinlein s life which had either been lost or never known His most famous find was the last remaining copy of Heinlein s first unpublished novel, which Scribners published in 2004, with an afterword by Robert James.Put him in front of an audience and good things happen Just ask any number of students, attendees at numerous conventions, and the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he s been a guest speaker His students sometimes refer to him as the Voice of God, but he doesn t claim than his fair share of omnipotence.Finally, he has enjoyed writing for friends, family, and students for many years, and is very pleased to have finally turned out a book series, which you should all be going to buy and read right now rather than wasting your time reading this author biography.


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    1. From 1927 to 1943, Robert James looks at the Oscars, closely examining which films should have been nominated, which should have won, and which did win and even which films should never have been made James examines not just the films themselves, but the different categories for which awards were given out Even categories like the Best Song are examined Throughout the book, James provides great insights into these choices, also placing things into historical context and throwing in than a littl [...]

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