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Best Picture Revisited: Many Best Picture winners from Casablanca to The Godfather now seem like obvious choices for the big award. How could the Oscars have dreamed of not awarding Lawrence of Arabia or On the Waterfront? In this column, I’ll revisit the other Best Pictures that aren’t as well-known. Have all the winners held up so well? And what about the other nominees?

1940 Rebecca

1948 Hamlet

1953 From Here to Eternity

1958 Gigi

1964 My Fair Lady

1968 Oliver!

1970 Patton

1999 American Beauty

Actor profiles from Martin Balsam to Winona RyderBook reviews including Vivien Leigh. If you have film books to recommend, I would love to review them! Contact Josh at joshua dot garstka at gmail dot com.

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