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The Academy Awards are Sunday night, and once again I have not seen any of the nominated movies. I just looked at a list of Best Picture winners and nominees..and the last one that I've seen was Good Night..and Good Luck, in 2005. I had to see that one because it was about Edward R. Murrow, and he and I have so much in common, in particular our journalistic integrity.  Through 1995, I saw most of the Best Picture winners...but I guess everything changed when I started dating a guitar player and assumed my new rock and roll lifestyle. The first Best Picture winner I saw in the theatre was the musical Oliver! in 1968, followed by The Sting in 1973 (which is still one of my all-time favorite movies). I also really enjoyed 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer..I saw that one three times in the theatre, including once at the drive-in. Here's one of my favorite scenes from the movie. I never had kids, but I'm thinking if I did, the parenting dynamic would have gone something like this.

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