Host Karl Malden host this retrospective of the memorable moments from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Award Shows since 1971 to 1991. In addition to the simple sampling of winners from the major categories, this film also covers other elements of the show like political statements made by participants, low points like the streaker and high points like John Wayne's last appearance and Charles Chaplin's acceptance of his lifetime achievement award.Written by
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In 1974, a man named Robert Opel notoriously streaked across the stage, in full view of hundreds of millions of TV viewers, just as co-host David Niven was about to introduce the Best Picture category, thus becoming probably the most famous example of the 1970s' streaking craze. See more »
[picking up an Oscar]
This little guy has become the most visible trophy the world has ever known. He is also the most talked about. And for the people in my business, the most coveted.
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Very enjoyable for all of the Academy Award moments of old. I, especially love watching all of those moments and only wish that the actual telecasts of the Academy Awards were available for purchase. Too bad that they did not do a collection of videos from the televised Oscar moments from 1951-1971--that would have been a nice companion piece to this one. If you get a chance to see this one, then by all means do--if you like seeing all the real stars from back then!!
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