Cinema: Prize Package

The Oscar. Even at its awful best, this mindless Joseph E. Levine epic will hardly win anything but booby prizes. One can easily imagine the scene next year at the famous ceremonies in Santa Monica: the pit orchestra bravely muddling through Percy Faith's flail-it-with-music themes from The Oscar while an Academy spokesman announces that all categories have been hastily revised to permit a few special awards. The probable Oscar winners:

Worst Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: to Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene for dunking Richard Sale's crimson novel about...

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