Poem of the Week-The Thrill Is Gone

In 1970

The day

Academy Award nominations


Rather than wait

For the full list in print

Calling the Academy Library

Parceling out the nominations

Instant ecstasy at age 18

But now the thrill

Is gone at 70


Airport – Ross Hunter
Five Easy Pieces – Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler
Love Story – Howard G. Minsky
M*A*S*H – Ingo Preminger
Patton – Frank McCarthy


Fellini Satyricon – Federico Fellini
Love Story – Arthur Hiller
M*A*S*H – Robert Altman
Patton – Franklin J. Schaffner
Women in Love – Ken Russell


Melvyn Douglas – I Never Sang for My Father
James Earl Jones – The Great White Hope
Jack Nicholson – Five Easy Pieces
Ryan O’Neal – Love Story
George C. Scott – Patton [1]


Jane Alexander – The Great White Hope
Glenda Jackson – Women in Love
Ali MacGraw – Love Story
Sarah Miles – Ryan’s Daughter
Carrie Snodgress – Diary of a Mad Housewife


Richard Castellano – Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George – Little Big Man
Gene Hackman – I Never Sang for My Father
John Marley – Love Story
John Mills – Ryan’s Daughter


Karen Black – Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant – The Landlord
Helen Hayes – Airport
Sally Kellerman – M*A*S*H
Maureen Stapleton – Airport

WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium)

Airport – George Seaton
I Never Sang for My Father – Robert Anderson
Lovers and Other Strangers – Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman
M*A*S*H – Ring Lardner, Jr.
Women in Love – Larry Kramer

WRITING (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced)

Five Easy Pieces – Bob Rafelson, Adrien Joyce
Joe – Norman Wexler
Love Story – Erich Segal
My Night at Maud’s – Eric Rohmer
Patton – Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

MUSIC (Song–Original for the Picture)

“For All We Know” – Lovers and Other Strangers – Music by Fred Karlin; Lyrics by Robb Royer (aka Robb Wilson), James Griffin (aka Arthur James)
“Pieces Of Dreams” – Pieces of Dreams – Music by Michel Legrand; Lyrics by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
“Thank You Very Much” – Scrooge – Music, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
“Till Love Touches Your Life” – Madron – Music by Riz Ortolani; Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
“Whistling Away The Dark” – Darling Lili – Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

MUSIC (Original Score)

Airport – Alfred Newman
Cromwell – Frank Cordell
Love Story – Francis Lai
Patton – Jerry Goldsmith
Sunflower – Henry Mancini

MUSIC (Original Song Score)

The Baby Maker – Music by Fred Karlin; lyrics by Tylwyth Kymry
A Boy Named Charlie Brown – Music by Rod McKuen, John Scott Trotter; lyrics by Rod McKuen, Bill Melendez, Al Shean; adaptation score by Vince Guaraldi
Darling Lili – Music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Let It Be – Music, lyrics by The Beatles
Scrooge – Music, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by Ian Fraser, Herbert W. Spencer


Airport – Stuart Gilmore
M*A*S*H – Danford B. Greene
Patton – Hugh S. Fowler
Tora! Tora! Tora! – James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring, Inoue Chikaya
Woodstock – Thelma Schoonmaker


Airport – Ernest Laszlo
Patton – Fred Koenekamp
Ryan’s Daughter – Freddie Young
Tora! Tora! Tora! – Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda, Masamichi Satoh
Women in Love – Billy Williams


Airport – Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Jack D. Moore, Mickey S. Michaels
The Molly Maguires – Art Direction: Tambi Larsen; Set Decoration: Darrell Silvera
Patton – Art Direction: Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo; Set Decoration: Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thevenet
Scrooge – Art Direction: Terry Marsh, Bob Cartwright; Set Decoration: Pamela Cornell
Tora! Tora! Tora! – Art Direction: Jack Martin Smith, Yoshiro Muraki, Richard Day, Taizoh Kawashima; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockett, Carl Biddiscombe


Airport – Edith Head
Cromwell – Nino Novarese
Darling Lili – Donald Brooks, Jack Bear
The Hawaiians – Bill Thomas
Scrooge – Margaret Furse


Airport – Ronald Pierce, David Moriarty
Patton – Douglas Williams, Don Bassman
Ryan’s Daughter – Gordon K. McCallum, John Bramall
Tora! Tora! Tora! – Murray Spivack, Herman Lewis
Woodstock – Dan Wallin, Larry Johnson


Patton – Alex Weldon
Tora! Tora! Tora! – A. D. Flowers, L. B. Abbott


First Love – Switzerland
Hoa-Binh – France
Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion – Italy
Paix Sur Les Champs – Belgium
Tristana – Spain

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