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Oscar-snubbed 'Remains of the Day' still resonates

This year's Academy Awards are coming up next month, but I've never been any good at predicting the winners, so I thought I'd look back at a film that was nominated for eight Academy Awards 30 years ago and didn't win one.

When "The Remains of the Day" premiered in 1993, my tastes ran more toward Miramax than Merchant Ivory, but a family friend recently suggested to my mother, the retired English teacher, that they give the film a second viewing. My mom had taught the 1989 Booker Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, upon which the film was based.

In 1992, Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Awar...


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