Oscar Fever

If you want to read a serious consideration of the impact of Hollywood on our culture, try JG Ballard’s fascinating review of David Thomson’s The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood.. But if you want frivolity.. Hello!! As the 77th Academy Awards approach, the Guardian has a couple of relevant quizzes.. Oscar trivia fans should try this one.. while those looking for a humorous distraction for a few minutes should try this red carpet quiz.. and the winner is..

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