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Every March Turner classic does "31 days of Oscar". Everyday through the month they will show a bunch of Oscar movies. And they do different types. Like today they do Oscar westerns and tomorrow they'll do Oscar science fiction and then they'll do Oscar political.


Get a email from them and they tell me what type of Oscar movies they're going to show this week. They had westerns and political and religious and satire and romantic comedies and musicals and biopics.


Of the seven musicals listed I have three. Of the five satires, I have three. Of the six religious movies I have one - Boy's Town. Five political movies - I don't have any of them. I've only heard of two of them. B) 11 westerns, of which I have 6.


But, and this kind of amazed me, of the five romantic comedies - I've got all five.

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I use to buy lots of Betamax, then VHS, then DVD movies.  I use to love going to Best Buy and wondering up and down the numerous aisles that had nothing but DVDs in them.  Betamax and VHS and long gone.  The aisles of DVDs turned into a rotating rack and last week the Best Buy closed all together.  As my daughter told me recently, "Dad no one buys DVDs anymore."  Streaming has killed them.  So my collection is whatever is on Netflix, Prime, HBO+ etc.

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I like my Oscars fresh out of the frying pan!!


Right tasty with a side of coleslaw and corn on the cob!!!

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I have Unforgiven , I know that won an Oscar! 

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Can you visualize this?


Texas frontier family. Burt Lancaster and his brother Richard Burton. Burton, with his English accent, being Burt Lancaster's little brother in a western?


Buuuut, Burton wanted equal billing, and Lancaster said that wasn't happening, so Burton said "screw you, I ain't gonna do it", so Lancaster's little brother was Audie Murphy.


The Unforgiven. :P

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I don’t buy or own movies because they won Oscars. I buy or own movies that I like. I have no idea if any of my DVDs are Oscar winners. 

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1 hour ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:


Great movie but I did not think it had won an Oscar.



Clint Eastwood movie not that one!

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I just looked up Oscar winners and looks like I have another one,

The Godfather II which was the first sequel to win an Oscar. Great movie!

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Yes, I am one of those dinosaurs with a rather large DVD/BR collection, and still buying now and then. So, as long as I have a player, I am not dependent on an internet connection nor some streaming service that's gonna decide what I'm allowed to watch.


I counted 26 movies that won an Oscar for Best Picture (I assume you just mean those), but I haven't watched all of them yet.



No Country for Old Men

The Deer Hunter


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

The Godfather

The Godfather: Part II




The Hurt Locker


Million Dollar Baby

Green Book

Ordinary People

Kramer vs Kramer

Rain Man

Midnight Cowboy

American Beauty

Annie Hall



Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Dances With Wolves

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

On the Waterfront


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I buy some movies that I had a on screen roll in….it’s the only way I will see a profit. All of them  came with an Oscar Mayer Weiner.  :D

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The very idea of a movie in your home was real about 1980.

VHS players were a couple thousand. 

I got one for the bargain price of 825 bucks.

I wanted a tape for the Superbowl and stores were all sold out.

The very idea of a movie being transferred over wire was just crazy.

You would have to have six or eight gigabites to store it. Impossible.

We have come a long way but with disks I can enjoy a movie without cable.

I still have tapes with movies that I dont see on disk.  But I dont look a lot.


A friend bought a 2019 because no new car has a cd player and he has hundreds 

of his favorite tunes on cd.  That was a bmw if you are interested.





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