An Oscar Winning Performance

Joan Hall’s post on Story Empire today offers perspective about stories and writing them.

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Hollywood hosted its 90th Academy Awards event last week – a night for the stars to shine. No, I didn’t watch the show, nor did I care to. However, I did see three of the films that were nominated for this year’s Best Picture.

I’ve noticed something about Hollywood in the past few years. Sometimes it seems as if they run out of ideas, therefore they do remakes of older films. A few that come to mind are Death Wish, Murder on the Orient Express, and True Grit.

I haven’t seen all the remakes (the preview alone of True Grit was enough for me). While there are exceptions, I find in most cases the original film is best. While the cinematography for the recent remake of Murder on the Orient Express was amazing, it’s hard to beat the performances of Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and others in…

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