Monday, March 8, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Oscar Winners
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme (presumably because of the Academy Awards this weekend) is Oscar Winners (unless she decides to change it - again)!
I thought on this a while and looked at the Wikipedia List. I started thinking about Forrest Gump because that is such a well made film and I laugh every time I see it. Then, while looking at the list, I realized there is only one film there that won best picture that I actually saw in the theater. All the others that I have seen have been on TV. And I remember seeing this film not because it was a great movie, but because of the theater we saw it in. My in-laws lived in Lakeland, FL back in 1992 and they had a newly opened theater that had club seating and you could order bar food and beer while watching the movie. I remember thinking, "Brilliant, this will surely catch on and is the best way to watch a movie." I never saw a place like this ever again.
Anyway, the movie was Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven and it won for Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman) and Best Editing. It also co-starred Morgan Freeman. This is a great, although dark, epic western. And these are the three best scenes in the movie. Sorry but two of them aren't the best quality, but you'll get the idea.
If you liked these, head on over to Boxer's and see a bunch of other Academy Award Winning Films. Don't bother going to Pam's because I'm sure she picked this movie too.