Cinema: The Oscars

In the Hollywood system of production, movies try to please so many cooks that they often wind up not even pleasing the customers. In recent years, a few hyphenated moviemakers (i.e., writer-producers or writer-directors) have been pleasing the public with pictures that bear the stamp of one talented man trying to please himself. Last week Hollywood noted and approved the trend by giving its Academy Award for the best movie of 1949 to All the King's Men, written, directed and produced by Robert Rossen (TIME, Dec. 5). Also, the two

Oscars for screenplay and direction went to one man, 20th Century-Fox's Joseph...

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