Shaft

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Song - "Theme from Shaft" "Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt," movie posters proclaimed in 1971. John Shaft was indeed a shut-your-mouth detective to reckon with, a fact emphasized from the film's start by Isaac Hayes'... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Song - "Theme from Shaft" "Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt," movie posters proclaimed in 1971. John Shaft was indeed a shut-your-mouth detective to reckon with, a fact emphasized from the film's start by Isaac Hayes' Academy Award-winning song and Oscar-nominated score. Richard Roundtree plays the smart, tough, confident lead, a private investigator whose hunt for a kidnapped woman puts him in the middle of feuding syndicates. Gordan Parks directs from a screenplay that Ernest Tidyman (that same year's Oscar-winner for The French Connection) co-scripted from his own novel. John Shaft is an icon of change from an era of change. Today, Shaft still tells it like it is.

Original Release

07/02/1971

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1972 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Won
1972 Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Nominated
1972 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Nominated
1972 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Won
1972 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
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