Wednesday, April 5, 2017
A to Z Challenge-Letter D
Here we are at the Letter D, So check out the A to Z to fine out what everyone else is writing about.
STARS: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson
OSCAR NOMS; Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best original Screenplay, Cinematography( Black & White), Best Sound, Best Score (For a drama or Comedy)
OSCAR WINS: Nil!
PLOT: Dumb insurance salesman falls for a duplicitous Viper in a bad blond wig. They plot to kill her husband and collect the insurance money.
LOVE: Barbara's introduction-No one made an anklet look so seductive.
TRIVIA: Billy Wilder once said that he would love to be greeted at the door, by Barbara, with a pie, wearing an apron, high heels...and nothing else...not Billy but Barbara:). The writer, Raymond Chandler, and Billy Wilder disliked each other intensely. At the Oscars, Going My Way was sweeping the Awards so when Leo McCarey won for best director and was walking down the aisle, Billy Wilder stuck his foot out and tripped Leo.
DAVID S. HALL-July 23, 1905-July 23, 1964
I could not find a picture of this man!
OCCUPATION: Art Director, Assistant Director
OSCAR NOMS: Greatest Story Ever Told, Wee Willie Winkie (There a joke there somewhere)
OSCAR WINS: My Fair Lady (shared with George Cukor)
ANECDOTE: Yup...Got nuttin honey! The Art Director and Assistant director had to communicate the mood of the film and enhance what the film is trying to say all through the visual style. This is conveyed from the sets to what is actually on the set.