They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Sydney Pollack and produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Johnny Green and Theodore B. Sills.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Horace McCoy published in 1935.
Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Gig Young||Won|
|Best Actress||Jane Fonda||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Susannah York||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Harry Horner; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Donfeld||Nominated|
|Best Director||Sydney Pollack||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Fredric Steinkamp||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Adaptation score by John Green and Albert Woodbury||Nominated|
|Best Writing||James Poe, Robert E. Thompson||Nominated|
Robert: Because she asked me to.
Policeman: Obliging bastard. Is that the only reason you got, kid?
Robert: They shoot horses, don't they?
Rocky: It isn't a contest. It's a show.
Rocky: Here they are again, folks! These wonderful, wonderful kids! Still struggling! Still hoping! As the clock of fate ticks away, the dance of destiny continues! The marathon goes on, and on, and on! HOW LONG CAN THEY LAST?
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Two of the couples are sponsored by Winkler's Travel Agency and Sills Collection Agency. Irwin Winkler and Theodore B. Sills are among the producers of the film.
Sydney Pollack shot some of the frightening derby sequences himself, donning a pair of roller skates to get right in the action with the frantically heel/toe-ing actors.
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