If you look on IMDB for the next string of films for 1928-1929 here, you will not find them listed under the Academy Awards pages. It’s kind of odd, but shows how my blog and their sight are respectively one year off. My 1934 is their 1935. So somewhere between their 1929 and 1930, my 1928-1929 has kind of disappeared. Are you only more confused now? That’s alright, we’ll wing it.
Unfortunately, two of this year’s films are missing at the moment. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and The Patriot seem out of my grasp for the time being. In fact, The Patriot’s IMDB trivia page tells me that “This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.” And that “A single reel survives in the Portuguese Film Archive and has been preserved.”
While I’m still dedicated to my mission, I doubt I can get to Portugal just to watch The Patriot. So if everyone could just check their attics and see if they can find a lost copy of either of these films, I’d really appreciate it.