85 Years of the Oscar (Hardcover) Book

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4.7

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A deluxe, year-by-year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star-studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners.

85 Years of the Oscar, newly revised and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards. Following an introductory chapter on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, the book presents the story of each year's awards, beginning with the very first, for the years 192728. Author Robert Osborne surveys the movies in competition, recounts the speculation on various winners, and describes events during the awards ceremony. He also provides a complete listing of the all the nominees and winners in every category.

Each year is illustrated with evocative stills from winning films and candid shots from the awards ceremony. Altogether, the book features more than 750 rare photographs, including original movie posters for every best picture. Drawing on Osborne's profound knowledge of film, the Academy's exceptional archives, and the personal reminiscences of stars from Katharine Hepburn to Clint Eastwood, 85 Years of the Oscar is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Additional Details
  • Dimensions: 12.00 H x 9.00 W inches
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 464 Pages
  • Version: Pop Culture

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4.7

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Pros

  • Informative (18)
  • Deserves multiple readings (16)
  • Easy to read (16)
  • Well written (15)
  • Page-turner (10)

Cons

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  • Reference (17)
  • Gift (12)
  • Older readers (8)
  • Younger readers (4)
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5.0

I have original. this edition looks great

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from LAS VEGAS NEVADA

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Pros

  • Argument Settler
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about this product:

    Information capitol of the movie trivia world
    ROBERT SHOULD BE KNIGHTED

     
    4.0

    I would by this again.

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    from Gillette, Wyoming

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reference

      Comments about this product:

      This is a great reference guide. I am a movie buff and I enjoyed it a lot.

       
      5.0

      Great Coffee Table Book

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      from Houston, Texas

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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          Comments about this product:

          Great history and photo's.

           
          5.0

          A 'MUST HAVE' FOR OSCAR ENTHUSIASTS

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          from SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Find Specifics
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • A Large Book-very Heavy
          • Quite Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Great Pictures Included
          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about this product:

          I knew this book would be very complete, have good reference information, and plenty of pictures because Robert Osborne gathered the information and laid it out in an easy-to-read reference book.

           
          4.0

          Good Reading

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          from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Page-Turner

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            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reference

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            Disapointed i shipping method. Corners were bent!

             
            5.0

            A Treasure.

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            from BALTIMORE

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner

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              • Reference

              Comments about this product:

              Indispensable compendium of the Academy Awards. Highly insightful commentary.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic History. A must for Movie buff

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              from Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • For History Movie Buffs
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

              • Can't Think Of Negatives

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • History
              • Older Readers
              • Reference
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about this product:

              I am both a history buff and a fan of older movies as well as newer ones. Often like to check historical accuracy when watching movies, fact or fiction, that are based on the past. This book is a great reference and history book that I find myself using when watching old movies.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A movie lovers bible.

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              from Heber City, UT

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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                • Pure entertainment
                • Reference

                Comments about this product:

                This is a beautiful book that has been well written by one of Hollywood's foremost historical authorities. It has all the data to read about the Oscars© and wonderful pictures to go along with the story. I am thrilled to have received mine. I haven't been able to put it down. Thank you Mr. Osborne for making this happen for us movie buffs.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

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                from Sewanee TN

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Informative
                • Well Written

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                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Excellent read, great reference.

                   
                  4.0

                  Complete data

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                  from San Diego. Ca.

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                  Pros

                  • Informative
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                  • Needed More Color Picture

                  Best Uses

                  • Reference

                  Comments about this product:

                  Enjoyment and reference

                   
                  5.0

                  A sweeping history of the oscars

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                  from Auburn, New York

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Who Did What And With Who

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                      Comments about this product:

                      I'm an actor. In some small way I'm also part of Hollywood's glorious history.
                      I love reading such information that can't be found anywhere else. This volume brings me current - I have Osborne's" Fifty Golden Years of Oscar" and
                      "70 Years of Oscar"

                       
                      5.0

                      Very satisfied

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                      from Estes Park, Colorado

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Read
                      • Informative
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

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                        • Gift
                        • Older Readers
                        • Reference
                        • Special Needs

                        Comments about this product:

                        For reference

                         
                        5.0

                        A wonderful reference book to the Oscars

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                        from Porter Ranch, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Read
                        • Informative
                        • Well Written

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift
                          • Reference

                          Comments about this product:

                          After watching many TCM movies at a time close to the 2014 Academy Awards, this book has been invaluable for looking up winners for the past 85 years.

                           
                          5.0

                          Invaluable especially for movie lovers!

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                          from CT

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                          Pros

                          • Deserves Multiple Readings
                          • Easy To Read
                          • Engaging characters
                          • Informative
                          • Page-Turner
                          • Well Written

                          Cons

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                            • Enjoyment
                            • Reference

                            Comments about this product:

                            Engaging and informative.

                             
                            5.0

                            Can't wait for the 100 year edition

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                            from Woodmere, New York

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                            Pros

                            • Deserves Multiple Readings
                            • Easy To Read
                            • Informative
                            • Well Written

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                              • Gift
                              • Reference

                              Comments about this product:

                              I have the 25 year edition, the 50 year edition, and now the 75 year edition, which my husband and I are enjoying especially now with the 2015 ceremony so near. I look forward to buying the 100 year DELUXE EDITION. Brave to Robert Osbourne on a job well done. This is also our go to book whenever we get embroiled in a discussion of "The Oscars"

                               
                              5.0

                              I love it being using it since received

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                              from Denver, Colorado

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                              Pros

                              • Deserves Multiple Readings
                              • Easy To Read
                              • Engaging characters
                              • Informative
                              • Page-Turner
                              • Well Written

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gift
                                • Older Readers
                                • Reference

                                Comments about this product:

                                On my coffee table Im a movie nut this book helps be find names of the actors and dates of thier movies use this book daily and my friends love it the book is so beautifull great job thank you mr. Osborne

                                 
                                4.0

                                Enhance Your Movie Conversations

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                                from Green Bay, WI.

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                                Pros

                                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                • Informative
                                • Page-Turner
                                • Unusually Sturdy Pages
                                • Well Written

                                Cons

                                • Smallest Print Too Small

                                Best Uses

                                • Gift
                                • Reference
                                • Stress reliever

                                Comments about this product:

                                It's a quality produced book in that it is heavy with sturdy pages that will hold up to many 'turnings' without weakened corners and edges.

                                There is a comprehensive index at the back for ease in referencing anything and anyone mentioned quickly.

                                It enhances watching films when one is familiar with bits of trivia about that film and the performers.

                                I only wish the smallest print on the page were a fraction bigger. Then, I would make this a 5-star rating.

                                It's a great gift for another person who enjoys movies as much as I do.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                What a book!!

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                                from Skokie, Illinois

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                                Pros

                                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                • Informative

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gift
                                  • Older Readers
                                  • Reference
                                  • Younger Readers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  85 Years of the Oscar is THE BEST movie book I've ever read. I love movies, especially older ones from the 30's and 40's. Robert Osborne gives details about them that I'd never know because I didn't live then. But he puts me there - like I was at every Oscar Award show - with information about the winners, losers, and tidbits about the stars too. I would highly recommend this book to any avid movie fan. And to those who aren't, you soon will be! I would so love to have coffee with Robeert Osborne and talk movies ....I'll treat!

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  good book

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                                  from santa monica ca

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Read

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                                      good read enjoyed the pictures

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      85 years

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                                      from austin texas

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                                      Pros

                                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                      • Easy To Read
                                      • Engaging characters
                                      • Informative
                                      • Page-Turner
                                      • Well Written

                                      Cons

                                      • A Bit Slow
                                      • Difficult To Follow
                                      • Disappointing
                                      • Not What I Expected

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Reference

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      buy for presents

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