Danny: What’s that? Like the sound of a big wall falling over into the sea. Everything’s slipping out from under me. Can’t you feel it? Starting in slow, then hundreds of miles an hour. There’s a wind in my ears, a terrible rushing wind. Everything’s going past me like telegraph poles! Everything’s going backwards! Everything I’ve ever seen! Faster and faster, back to the day I was born! I could see it coming — the day I was born! I’m going to die.
This is a year wherein I 100% agree with the winner the Academy picked – Marty. It’s one of my favorite films period, let alone one of my favorite Best Picture winners. That being said, the three nominees I’ve seen from that year (Marty, Picnic and Mister Roberts) are all fabulous films. I decided to talk about Picnic because it has one of my all-time favorite performances and there’s lots of shirtless William Holden. Picnic was nominated for six Oscars, winning two: Best Score, Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration (won), Best Film Editing (won), Best Supporting Actor Arthur O’Connell, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Mister Roberts, The Rose Tattoo and winner Marty.