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A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1943 – The Ox-Bow Incident

“My marriage, or as it was known, ‘The Oxbow Incident’.”

The fact that Woody Allen was doing standup about this movie and people immediately knew what he was talking about over 20 years later is, in my mind, all the validation I need for this one.

And I’m sure there’s some other shit too.

1943 is made slightly more difficult because the film that won Best Picture is a film that came out the year before (and one we talked about already. Yesterday). Outside of that, you’re left with a pretty uninspiring group of films. There are a lot of good ones there, but nothing stands out as, “Wow, that’s the one.” A lot of them are films that deal with the war in some way. Or they’re big classy films like For Whom the Bell Tolls. There’s not too much that stands out as being “the choice” for the year.

Except this one, really. This one stands out for a lot of reasons. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Other men with families have had to die for this sort of thing. It’s too bad, but it’s justice.” “Justice? What do you care about justice? You don’t even care whether you’ve got the right men or not. All you know is you’ve lost something and somebody’s got to be punished.”

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