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Still, this book is very well done, easy to read and solidly researched.
Then, in 1967 Dr. Doolittle competed with In the Heat of the Night, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Bonnie and Clyde for Best Picture.
I would love to see the author expand on this in another book that might take on the best movies of the decade.
Mark Harris has written the definitive history of the Oscar year 1967, zoning in on the five Best Picture nominees, four of which, in one way or another, changed the course of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael P. Ofarrell
Harris covers the Best Picture race in great detail, bringing to life a lot of small details and relationships that have a huge effect on this race and the trends of the industry... Read morePublished 2 months ago by AJ
At 496 pages, this may seem like a daunting read. However, the style of writing makes it easy for those folks who generally don't read to get into. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Friday
I generally don't care for large tomes that hope to explain Hollywood's workings to the general reader--they are often so full of star struck gossip as to be difficult to get... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Babyboom Review
If you are a "movie addict," this book will intrigue you. The year is 1968 and the nominess for an Academy Award for best picture is up for grabs. Read morePublished 17 months ago by jim
The text is fascinating. While the reader does a decent job of reading, his pronunciation of common words and names is atrocious! Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by G. Greenblatt
I bought this book as a gift. My boyfriend enjoyed it! I was glad I got it at a great deal.Published on December 14, 2011 by drwends
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a piece of non fiction so much. It reads like a novel, but a novel where I had a small part in the plot. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by TomEnroute
This is one of the better books of non-fiction I read this year. Harris captures all the intricacies of film-making to show 1) how difficult it is to get a project going and 2) how... Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by J. Smallridge