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Length: 40 seconds
Director: Roger Alford
Music: Hal Stephens
About the Production
Last year, I went to a showing of film
(1927), the first film to win the Oscar® for Best Picture. One short
scene, remembered today for introducing a Hollywood icon, struck me as
having another significance, too. I thought it would make a great
commercial for the Academy Awards broadcast. So, I created this
"commercial" just for fun.
If you haven't seen
highly recommend it. It's the most realistic portrayal of World War I ever
created on film, a feat that can never be repeated. The director, William
Wellman, and many of the actors actually fought in WWI, which had ended
less than ten years earlier. Several of the actors, including the leads,
were WWI pilots, and flew their own planes in the film. In fact, when
casting the film, the first question asked of potential actors wasn't "Can
you act?" but rather, "Can you fly?"
This "commercial" was created for
entertainment purposes only and is not endorsed by
Corporation in any way. "Hershey's" is a registered trademark of
Hershey's Foods Corporation.