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This is a book for all film lovers to savor as, together with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they celebrate 2003 as the diamond anniversary of the Academy Awards. Now in paperback for the first time, All about Oscar builds on Levy's well-known work on the Academy Awards over the past twenty years. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little known facts. Do you knowàWho came up with the idea for the Academy Awards and why? Who votes? Who is the youngest winner? The oldest? Who has been nominated the most times without winning? Where "Oscar" gets its name? All-new chapters added to the previous edition (Oscar Fever, 2001) include: "The Luck of the British," "The Foreign-Language Winners," "The Importance of Being Eccentric," "Is Oscar a White Man's Award?"*This book is neither authorized nor endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Emanuel Levy is senior film critic for Variety and two-time president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. He is the author of several books, including Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film; and George Cukor: Master of Elegance. Levy divides his time between Phoenix and Los Angeles. For more information, visit his website www.EmanuelLevy.comReview:
"[Levy] appears to know everything worth knowing about the Oscars...[he] has so much lore to draw upon, and so many amusing stories to tell."—The Washington Post Book World
"Packs more information about these eagerly awaited envelopes (and the nominations that precede them) than any previous book."—National Board of Review of Motion Pictures
"A brilliant social history—Levy casts a klieg light on previously unseen social biases that get rewarded by that secular ritual known as Oscar,"—Philadelphia Inquirer
"Movie junkies will lap up this well-researched, dishy read that uses historical analysis of past Oscar nominees and winners to show what we have long suspected: Hollywood is brutally unfair in deciding who gets a statuette and who doesn't." —Albuquerque Journal
"This jaunty and comprehensive look at Oscar history and lore encompasses the larger social and cultural implications of a narrow subject. Levy, a senior film reviewer for Variety, draws on an extraordinarily detailed knowledge of Hollywood history, prov
"Oscar fans will treasure Oscar Fever for its trove of statistical jewels; the other 5 billion of us will find vindication in Levy's erudite assessment of the longest and most self-indulgent movie ad in the world."
- The Baltimore Sun, July 22, 2001
"Levy's statistical approach suggests interesting cultural conclusions...this is a book of facts, amusing judgments, superficialities, and gossip?a good book for general readers."—Choice, February 2002
"Contains much statistical information that is of interest, as well as insightful commentary and telling anecdote...an absorbing source of Hollywood folklore." —Sunday Times (London), January 13 2002
"The definitive book on the subject...For fans who want answers to just about every question ever asked about the Oscars, Levy's book supplies reams...and reams and reams." —The Star Democrat (Easton, MD), March 29, 2002
"[A] fascinating study." —Herald Sun (Scotland), March 23, 2002
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