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Year
1952
Runtime
118 min.
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
9,141
Checks
2,617
Favs
227
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
8.7% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. God's avatar

    God

    as soon as i saw that last shot thanking the academy for letting them use oscar statuettes in the movie i knew it must had won a shitload of them. and i was right- it won 5 oscars. 2 things the academy loves: ass-kissing and movies about the industry. amazing film though. 5 years ago
  2. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    Always amazes me how long that it takes to get that phone call from Paris ready. Oh, how technology has advanced. 8 years 11 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Great Hollywood tale of a ruthlessly ambitious producer and the people he walks over on his route to the top before his inevitable decline. Kirk Douglas is on blazing form as Jonathan Shields, particularly impressive in his scenes opposite Lana Turner in the second of three long flashbacks from friends and lovers Shields trampled over to get his way. It stands comparison with Billy Wilder's similar dissection of studio Hollywood in "Sunset Boulevard" (though with less cynical venom) and rightly won a slew of Oscars. 8 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  2. This movie ranks #41 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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  3. This movie ranks #52 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #245 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #327 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  6. This movie ranks #348 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  7. This movie ranks #436 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  8. This movie ranks #736 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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