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Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

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Now it's 1953.  Here is best original screenplay:


Betty Comden, Adolph Green, The Band Wagon

Jacques Tati, Henri Marquet, Mr. Hulot's Holiday
Dr. Seuss, Alla Scott, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Garcia Berlanga, Miguel Mihura, Bienvenido Mr. Marshall!
Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom, The Naked Spur

And here is best adapted screenplay:

Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Annette Wademant, The Earrings of Madame De, based on the novel Madame De by Louise de Vilmorin

Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronomi, The Wages of Fear, based on the novel of the same name by Georges Arnaud
Charles Lederer, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, based on the musical of the same name by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields
Koga Noda, Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story, based on the movie Make Way for Tomorrow
Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshikta Yoda, Ugetsu Monogotari based on the collection of short stories with the same name by Ueda Akinari

I have not seen The Cruel Sea (adapted), Titanic, The Desert Rats, Take the High Ground (original), Above and Beyond, The Captain's Paradise, Hondo (story).

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It is now 1954.  Here is Best Original Screenplay

Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Seven Samurai
Vitaliano Brancati, Roberto Rossellini, Journey to Italy
Joseph Mankiewicz, The Barefoot Contessa
Jean Renoir, Andre-Paul Antoine, French Cancan
Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront

And here is Best Adapted Screenplay

Fuji Yoharo, Yoshikata Yoda, Sansho the Bailiff, based on the story of the same name by Mori Ogai
Moss Hart,  A Star is Born, based on the 1937 movie of the same name
Frederick Knott, Dial M for Murder, based on his play of the same name
John Michael Hayes, Rear Window, based on the story "It Had to be Murder" by Cornell Woolrich
Philip Yordan [Ben Maddow], Johnny Guitar, based on the novel of the same name by Roy Chanslor

I have not seen Genevieve, Knock on Wood (original), Broken Lance, Bread, Love and Dreams, Night People, There's no Business like Show Business (story)  Forbidden Games was nominated back in 1952.

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It is not 1955.  Here is Best Adapted Screenplay

Carl Thedor Dreyer, Ordet, based on the play of the same name by Kaj Munk

Satyaji Ray, Pather Panchali, based on the novel of the same name by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

James Agee, The Night of the Hunter, based on the novel of the same name by Davis Grubb

Auguste le Breton, Jules Dassin, Rene Wheeler, Riffi, based on the novel of the same name by Auguste le Breton

Philip Yordan, Frank Burt, The Man from Laramie, based on the serial of the same name by Thomas T. Flynn


And here is Best Original Screenplay

Ingmar Bergman, Smiles of a Summer Night

Betty Comden, Adolph Green, It's Always Fair Weather

Stewart Stem, Rebel Without a Cause

William Rose, The Ladykillers

Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright, Don DaGradi, Lady and the Tramp



I have not seen The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, The Seven Little Foys (original), The Private War of Major Benson, The Sheep Has Five Legs, Strategic Air Command (story).  Mr. Hulot's Holiday was nominated two years earlier.  This was not a good year for Original Screenplay:  Bergman was a good choice, but trying to fill up the whole five...

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