Two Academy Awards 'Best Picture' Films Film Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Two Academy Awards 'Best Picture' Films
Compares the first Academy Awards 'Best Picture' film "Wings" with the 2006 winner "Crash".
# 119974 | 815 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on May 31, 2010 in English (Comparison) , Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper first explains that first Academy Awards 'Best Picture' film "Wings", directed by William A. Wellman, and the 2006 winner "Crash", directed by Paul Haggis, use the same basic elements of human existence to tell their stories about the society of their times. Next, the author relates that, in both films, their main characters are paired up and bonded while a third or several other parties intervene through the course of the film to break that bond. Each film ends with the theme of redemption. The paper underscores that both films were deemed to be unique.

From the Paper:

"Fast forward 50 years and Paul Haggis is biting into the theater scene of Ontario, Canada. The future mega-director would leave home at 22 years old to write television scripts in Hollywood. He didn't truly come into his own until the turn of the century with such blockbuster films as "Million Dollar Baby", which he wrote. "Crash" was his second movie to direct and Haggis seemed to follow the theme of "Million Dollar Baby" with social stigmas, outwardly racist characters and human redemption through tragedy."

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