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             "Oliver" the film was produced in 1968 and became an instant classic. The film itself did tremendously well as it received six Academy Awards and was nominated for an additional six. The awards it was given included: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Music, Best Sound, and a special award was also given to Oona White for her choreography. In addition to the awards received, the film was also nominated for Best Writing Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing. Also Ron Moody was nominated for Best Actor, and Jack Wild for Best Supporting Actor. To put it bluntly, the film was a hit! At 153 minutes long, the heart felt story of Oliver Twist, a young boy forced to grow up in an orphanage until one day his hunger pains and an unfortunate pick when drawing straws causes Oliver to do what no one has dared to do before him and asks the terrifying Head of the Orphanage Mr. Bumble, "please sir, may I have some more?" These prove to be fateful words for young boy. Mr. Bumble sees Oliver as greedy and decides to sell by walking down the street with him singing "boy, boy for sale." Mr. Bumble ended up selling Oliver to Mr. Sowerberry, the local undertaker. Feeling glad to be away from Mr. Bumble, Oliver soon has a new enemy named Noah Claypole, the undertaker's son. Oliver gets in a fight with Noah, which results in Noah locking Oliver in a room, which is when we hear Oliver sing, "Where is Love?" Oliver soon takes off to London where upon arrival feels very much an outsider until meeting the Artful Dodger who tells him, "Consider Yourself at Home." The story really gets interesting here when Oliver is introduced to Fagin and his band of pick pocketing children. Fagin is portrayed in two ways in this film. He is portrayed as a criminal because after all, he is teaching children how to steal and then keeping everything they bring him.

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