Sunday, June 30, 2019

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The Year is 1968

Tomorrow begins our journey through the cinema of 1968. In his book Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris describes 1967 as the great turning point of cinema, when New Hollywood began to definitively shove Old Hollywood for power in the arts. You still see it in 1968, with Golden Age director William Wyler's swan song Funny Girl nominated in the same ceremony as one of the ultimate acid trip movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This week, we'll look at six categories - Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Musical Score, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. Then, over the weekend, I'll have more in-depth looks at many of these nominees. They are:

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