All posts tagged "Saving Private Ryan"

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    Awards Circuit Community Names ‘The Truman Show’ Best of 1998

    If you listened to the Awards Circuit Power Hour on Monday then you already know that Peter...

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    Davis Awards for 1998 Revealed!

    The Awards Circuit Community Awards winners for Year 1998 will be announced on the podcast this week....

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    ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘The Truman Show’ Lead ACCA 1998 Nominations with 13 Each!

    The Awards Circuit community has spoken, at least when it comes to past Oscar years.  Our very...

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    Six Spot #1: Best Actor 1998

    Welcome to the first Six Spot!  The Six Spot is a new weekly column (written by yours...

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    Circuit 3: War Films

    In honor of Veterans Day, we’re dedicating this week’s Circuit 3 to War Films in honor of all of...

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    Circuit 3: Paul Giamatti

    Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti turned 46 on June 6. Giamatti’s first big role came in the Howard Stern film, Private Parts (1997), playing the loathsome Kenny “Pig Vomit” Rushton. His career continued with supporting turns in films like The Truman Show (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Negotiator (1998), and Man on the...

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    Circuit 3: Steven Spielberg

    Steven Allan Spielberg was born December 18, 1946, in the great state of Ohio. Before becoming one of our most beloved directors, Spielberg attended Long Beach State University, and made his first short film, Amblin‘, while working as an intern at Universal Studios (the title of which used when naming his production company, Amblin...

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    Oscar Question of the Day – Four-Time Oscar Winner

    Katherine Hepburn has the distinct honor of being awarded four Oscars in her lifetime, all for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Hepburn won for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in the Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982). You mission, if you choose to accept...

  • Article
    Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” – Ten Years Later

    Has an entire decade passed since Martin Scorsese’s massive and flawed, and massively flawed Gangs of New York (2002) thundered onto screens for the first time? It seems like yesterday that I was reading the film’s release date being delayed a full year in light of 9/11, which also permitted Scorsese to...

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    Circuit 3: Tom Hanks

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks turns a young 56 this week. The two-time Academy Award winner was born on July 9th, 1956 in Concord, California. He studied theatre at Chabot College before transferring over to California State University. After moving to New York City, Hanks made his film debut in a low-budget horror film...

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    Ten Favorite Films About Independence

    Happy 4th of July to all our fellow Americans here on the Awards Circuit.  As our readership is full of international men and women from all around the world, we salute any of your independence days if you celebrate it.  This is also a special shout out to all our service men...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Saving Private Ryan (****)

    So much has been written about the film’s stunning opening sequence, and the closing battle that I often fear the film’s greatest moment is missed. It comes mid-way through the picture after the death of the little medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi). We watch as Wade, shot several times, tries to help Captain Miller (Tom...