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The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

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Credited cast:
James Acheson ... Himself - Winner
Harry Andrews ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Anne Archer ... Herself - Presenter
Army Archerd ... Himself - Performer
Hal Ashby ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Bille August ... Himself - Winner
Lucille Ball ... Herself - Presenter
Drew Barrymore ... Herself
Judith Barsi ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Ronald Bass Ronald Bass ... Himself - Winner
Candice Bergen ... Herself - Presenter
Jacqueline Bisset ... Herself - Presenter
Peter Biziou Peter Biziou ... Himself - Winner
Eileen Bowman ... Snow White
Beau Bridges ... Himself - Presenter
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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The first Oscar telecast where the line, "And the Oscar goes to..." replaced "And the winner is..." Producer Allan Carr introduced the change in an attempt to revolutionize the Academy Awards. During the show, several presenters paid it no mind, and said, "And the winner is..." Carr made a list of their names, and said that they would never be on the show again. Oddly enough, due to the show's disastrous reception, it was Carr who would not return. See more »

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Follows The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) See more »

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Up Where We Belong
Written by Will Jennings, Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie
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The birth of digital cinema
15 March 2009 | by higuitamaxSee all my reviews

I think Elileen, here, has her award ceremonies mixed. I have this particular chow on a BETA tape I would watch several times as a teenager (I was the lamest teenager, I know). I only had this show recorded, and the next one. I remember Lucille Ball standing there with Bob Hope, the two Bonds (Connery and Moore) with Michael Caine, the thing with Martin Short and Princess Leia and Robin Williams dressed as a "Big Rat". This year was important for it was the advent of a new era. We now go to the movies and everything is CGI. Hollywood had already toyed with computer effects on movies like Tron (I like it!) or The last starfighter (kind of dumb), but with Willow the era of digital cinema was born. For the first time computer graphics and effects looked real (or at least, credible). We had a good witch, Raziel, who could transform herself into practically every creature imaginable. So, ILM gave birth to a then new technique called the Morph. If you want to see how it was done optically (before digital cinema) you only have to see Krull, from 1980. There, Ergo the magician had the same power exactly complete with the mess-up transformations. Anyway, Willow, for such a breakthrough, it was only nominated for Sound effects editing and best visual effects at the Oscars. I think Die hard got the award.


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