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Author: Emanuel Levy
ISBN: 0826414524
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Continuum (October 28, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Humanities
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e-Book All about Oscar?: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards? epub download

by Emanuel Levy



Oscar fans will treasure Oscar Fever for its trove of statistical jewels; the other 5 billion of us will find vindication . Once again, it's Oscar season

Oscar fans will treasure Oscar Fever for its trove of statistical jewels; the other 5 billion of us will find vindication in Levy's erudite assessment of the longest and most self-indulgent movie ad in the world. The Baltimore Sun, July 22, 2001. -Choice, February 2002. Once again, it's Oscar season. I just finished reading Emanuel Levy's Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards, and I found a stellar overview of Hollywood's exercise in self-congratulation.

All about Oscar? book. Now in paperback for the first time, All about Oscar builds on Levy's well-known work on the Academy Awards over the past twenty years

All about Oscar? book. Now in paperback for the first time, All about Oscar builds on Levy's well-known work on the Academy Awards over the past twenty years. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards.

Emanuel Levy is an American film critic and professor who has taught at. .All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards (2003). Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood's Dark Dreamer (2009).

Levy currently teaches in the department of cinema studies at New York University. Of his nine books, his magnum opus is considered to be 1999's Cinema Of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film.

This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards

This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little known facts

Emanuel Levy is an American film critic and professor who has taught at.

Oscar Fever is both history and appreciation, filled with insider stories and little-known facts, such as who came up with the idea of the Academy Awards . Oscar Fever : The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.

Oscar Fever is both history and appreciation, filled with insider stories and little-known facts, such as who came up with the idea of the Academy Awards ; who th.

A book for all film lovers! All About Oscar builds on Emmanuel Levy's acclaimed Oscar Fever to give even more information and insights into the Academy Awards. Ever wonder how Oscar got it's name? Who's been nominated most times without winning? Why more than a billion people worldwide watch every year? Here are the answers! show more.

Oscar speeches are often the show’s most memorable–and most hilarious–moments, perhaps because they still .

Oscar speeches are often the show’s most memorable–and most hilarious–moments, perhaps because they still maintain an aura of spontaneity. Over the years, the speeches have shown great variability in length, substance (or lack of), and originality. The Thank You is the only customary note in the speech, but various people and objects have been thanked for different reasons. Follow emanuel on social media.

The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was a dog really the first winner? . Whatever the internal politics of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there is clearly no doubt that Oscars are coveted and alluring.

The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was a dog really the first winner? Jonathan Glancey takes a look. The poster for this year’s Awards depicts the golden outline of the unmistakable statuette shimmering from a jet-black background. We all dream in gold, it says.

All about oscar Levy, Emanuel Continuum 9780826414526 : The year 2003 marks the 75th anniversary of the Academy Awards - arguably the most anticipated . All about oscar, Levy, Emanuel. Варианты приобретения.

All about oscar Levy, Emanuel Continuum 9780826414526 : The year 2003 marks the 75th anniversary of the Academy Awards - arguably the most anticipated spectacle in the world, with over one bi.

This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards. Now in paperback for the first time, All about Oscar builds on Levy's well-known work on the Academy Awards over the past twenty years. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little known facts. Do you knowàWho came up with the idea for the Academy Awards and why? Who votes? Who is the youngest winner? The oldest? Who has been nominated the most times without winning? Where "Oscar" gets its name? All-new chapters added to the previous edition (Oscar Fever, 2001) include: "The Luck of the British," "The Foreign-Language Winners," "The Importance of Being Eccentric," "Is Oscar a White Man's Award?"*This book is neither authorized nor endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Lahorns Gods
I acquired this book for research and it offered all the information I needed it to. I was looking for information on the AMPAS and Levy covers all the important development of the categories, etc.
Very easy to read and well organized.
Gigafish
If you want to understand which movies are nominated for and win Oscars, and which kinds of screen roles are considered "Oscar stuff" I highly recommend that you read Emanuel Levy's new book, All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.
But Don't expect to get many insights about the screenplays nominated for Oscar and their writers. Though Levy analyzes in great depth at least ten of the Oscar categories, the only place where writers are mentioned in the chapters dealing with the various films genres (dramas, musicals, historical epics, comedies, Westerns).
But don't writers deserve their own chapter? After all, there are no movies without ideas, stories, narratives, and the Academy acknowledges this fact by honoring not one but two kinds of screenplays: original and adapted.
I do understand that a single volume about the Oscars can't deal with each and every category, anbd I myself don't care much about art or costume design. I learned a lot from reading All About Oscar, I can't fully praise or embrace a book that is more concerned with directors and actors than with screenwriters. For this reason, I give All About Oscar the grade 4.

If you want to understand which movies are nominated for and win Oscars, and which kinds of screen roles are considered "Oscar stuff" I highly recommend that you read Emanuel Levy's new book, All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.
But Don't expect to get many insights about the screenplays nominated for Oscar and their writers. Though Levy analyzes in great depth at least ten of the Oscar categories, the only place where writers are mentioned in the chapters dealing with the various films genres (dramas, musicals, historical epics, comedies, Westerns).
But don't writers deserve their own chapter? After all, there are no movies without ideas, stories, narratives, and the Academy acknowledges this fact by honoring not one but two kinds of screenplays: original and adapted.
I do understand that a single volume about the Oscars can't deal with each and every category, anbd I myself don't care much about art or costume design. I learned a lot from reading All About Oscar, I can't fully praise or embrace a book that is more concerned with directors and actors than with screenwriters. For this reason, I give All About Oscar the grade 4.
Bedy
I am an avid collector of film books and films and I usually rely on book reviews in such trades as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.
I recently bought Emanuel Levy's new, updated version of his old Oscar book, All About Oscar: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards (Continuum International, 2003).
I own the previous version, whose title, Oscar Fever, was better (Continuum, 2001). There's no doubt in my mind that All About Oscar is a better, more comprehensive, more up-to-date, and more illuminating book than Oscar Fever.
Yet when I consulted Publishers Weekly, I was shocked to realize that Oscar Fever had received a much more favorable review than All About Oscar. The reviewer of Oscar Fever wrote: "Levy draws an extraordinarily detailed knowledge of Hollywood history, providing intriguing factoids to supplement his assertions and analysis about subjects such as gender, age, and race in Hollywood, probing such essential questions as whether the Oscars are a "popularity contest." His analysis of why films about race receive Oscar nominations is thoughtful and savvy. No sociological question escapes Levy's notice, and he's got an answer for everything."
The review of All About Oscar was lukewarm, but not as favorable as that of Oscar Fever, even though the latter is a better book. What has happened to book reviewing? Is it that subjective? Does it entirely depend on the reviewer's personality and taste" The least a respectable publication like Publishers Weekly could have done is to assign All About Oscar to the same critic who had reviewed Oscar Fever. This would have been the only way to avoid the problem of subjectivity and arbitrariness in book reviewing.
If I were asked to rank both version, I would give Oscar Fever 3 stars and All About Oscar 4.