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I don't believe _Picture Bride_ was eligible.  This was an American-made
film with a Japanese cast mostly in Japanese but set in and made in Hawaii
with American rescources, and a crew comprised of both Japanese and
Americans.  It is also notable because it was Toshiro Mifune's last film,
fifth billed when he appeared on-screen for all of a minute, but I'm sure
his name encouraged people to wath it.  It did for me.

Scott

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On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Ressel, David Lee wrote:

> Under this AMPAS definition, it would possible for a U.S. film to be
> eligible for "best foreign language picture?"
> A yiddish or spanish language film? For that matter, maybe a film w/
> dialogue comprised of urban patois or ebonics would be elgible?
>  I can't think of this every happening. Anyone else?
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lang Thompson [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 7:41 PM
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> > Subject:      Re: Academy Award question
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> > Canada is considered part of the American "domestic"
> > >market for weekly box-office records; perhaps this is why
> > English-Canadian
> > >films are never considered for best foreign film. Only French-language
> > >films from Quebec seem to qualify.
> >
> >
> > It's because the award is Best Foreign-Language Film or as the rules state
> > "produced with a basically non-English dialogue track."
> >
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