Archive for September 2nd, 2012

Filmmaker and great friend Jeffrey Goodman

Everyone at WitD is most concerned about the situation in Louisiana with Hurricane Isaac, and the safety of our dear friend Jeffrey Goodman and his family.   Jeffrey, we are all thinking about you buddy, and expect to hear from you soon that all is well.  New Orleans is one of the greatest cities in the world, but Mother Nature must find this out too.

This week’s Monday Morning Diary as per custom when there are three day holiday weekends, will become the Tuesday Morning Diary, and will post on the early morning of September 4th.  We wish all our American readers an enjoyable Labor Day!

Allan’s ever-popular weekly voting (presently considering 1955) is sitting right below this post, already attracting spirited participation.

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by Allan Fish

You know the score…

Best Picture Rear Window, US (10 votes, winning by 1 from The Seven Samurai)

Best Director Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window & Kenji Mizoguchi, Sansho Dayu (9 votes, 1 ahead of Kurosawa)

Best Short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, US, Chuck Jones (10 votes)

Best Actor Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront (22 votes)

Best Actress Giulietta Masina, La Strada (10 votes, beating Judy by 1)

Best Supp Actor Lee J.Cobb, On the Waterfront (9 votes)

Best Supp Actress Mercedes McCambridge, Johnny Guitar (8 votes)

Best Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa, Sansho Dayu (8 votes)

Best Score Leonard Bernstein, On the Waterfront (17 votes)

and my own choices…


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