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The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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Jeff Margolis
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Although producer Allan Carr received much of the blame for the infamous Rob Lowe/Snow White duet, the opening musical number was actually planned and staged by Steve Silver, creator of the long-running San Francisco musical revue, "Beach Blanket Babylon." According to the book, "The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards," by Steve Pond, Allan Carr asked Steve Silver to create an opening number for the Oscar show, but didn't give him any guidance on what the number should include or how long it should be. Silver planned and rehearsed the opening number with his "Babylon" cast in San Francisco, while Carr concentrated on renovating the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Silver conceived the number as "Beach Blanket Babylon Goes Hollywood." (In the "Babylon" stage show, a Disney-like Snow White is the main character. Also, the show features elaborate costumes, wigs, and headdresses, and satirical songs like the "Proud Mary" parody sung by Rob Lowe and Snow White.) On the day before the Oscar broadcast, Silver and his "Babylon" cast staged the opening number for the first time at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The original version was 26 minutes long. Carr then informed Silver that the number was too long, and needed to be cut down. Silver cut it down to 14 minutes, but it still remains the longest opening number in Oscar history. (Those who saw the 26-minute version said it was better than the shorter version.) On the night of the Oscar broadcast, the opening number famously bombed. Silver later said he thought it flopped because the Oscar audiences weren't familiar with his "Babylon" show, and didn't realize the number was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. See more »

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Follows The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do I Begin? (Love Story)
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Music by Carl Sigman
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It was more of a Hard to Die..
25 August 2018 | by BatmanFunReviews2018See all my reviews

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. The 61st Annual Academy Awards had the great Dustin Hoffman and Rain Man taking some gold home for sure but besides that? It was a Night that could have been described as forgettable i guess. There were way better movies in 1988 that deserved some nominations and wins and somehow they did not get it.


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