15 Things I Learned By Watching Every Oscar-Winning Best Picture Film

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15 Things I Learned By Watching Every Oscar-Winning Best Picture Film

by Rick Alcantara 1. Tom Hanks is the modern-day equivalent of Jimmy Stewart. Almost everything he touches turns to gold, including Forrest Gump (1995 Best Picture winner). 2. Hollywood was far from politically correct in the 30′s – from Cimarron’s overtly racist portrayals of Native Americans and African Americans to The Broadway Melody’s mocking of
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15 Things I Learned By Watching Every Oscar-Winning Best Picture Film 15 Things I Learned By Watching Every Oscar-Winning Best Picture Film

by Rick Alcantara 1. Tom Hanks is the modern-day equivalent of Jimmy Stewart. Almost everything he touches turns to gold, including Forrest Gump (1995 Best Picture winner). 2. Hollywood was far from politically correct in the 30′s – from Cimarron’s overtly racist portrayals of Native Americans and African Americans to The Broadway Melody’s mocking of
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