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The Best Picture Project – Unforgiven (1991)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by David Webb Peoples

Starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Saul Rubinek and Frances Fisher

Clint Eastwood’s career behind the camera had always been something of a grab bag prior to Unforgiven in that, when you stuck your hand in, you never quite knew what you were gonna get.  Sometimes, you’d put your hand in and pull out High Plains Drifter or The Outlaw Josey Wales – both of which could make for a very good movie-night.  Other times you’d stick your hand in and get bit by crud like Sudden Impact or The Rookie. Continue reading

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The Best Picture Project – Dances With Wolves (1990)

Directed by Kevin Costner

Written by Michael Blake

Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene and Rodney A. Grant

The Oscars were originally thought to be a promotional tool – the way for Hollywood to congratulate itself – but over time it’s not been without its share of controversy. Yes, there are little blips, such as Vanessa Redgrave and her ‘Zionist hoodlums’ speech, but really the most controversy is reserved for the Best Picture race and those years when it’s perceived the wrong film won. Continue reading

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