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In honor of the Oscars, this month's 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll focuses on the wonderful world of movies

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for February. It can be chilly to downright freezing in many parts of the country this month, good weather for watching TV. Two of America's biggest televised events will take place in February. The granddaddy of all broadcasts, the Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 3rd. The Baltimore Ravens will be led by Ray Lewis playing in his last game against the San Francisco 49ers who feature a phenomenal young quarterback named Colin Kaepernick. The winning coach will be named Harbaugh as will the losing coach. More than 100 million Americans are expected to be watching the game on CBS that night.

Three weeks later on February 24th, another American pageant takes place, the Academy Awards. The star studded event showcases excellence in American and foreign filmmaking to the world. In honor of the Oscars, this month's poll focuses on the wonderful world of movies. The best of them make us laugh and cry and think. We are enriched by their inventive storytelling and illuminated by their thought provoking dialogue and messages. But most of all we are transported to another place, away from machines and other distractions, and for a couple of hours we can simply be entertained. And now the results...

Only 17 percent of Americans correctly named "On the Waterfront" as the movie where the famous line "I coulda been a contender" appears. The classic movie won eight Oscars in 1954 including Best Picture, Best Director (Elia Kazan), Best Screenplay (Bud Schulberg), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint in her debut) and by the way, that famous line helped Marlon Brando to win Best Actor. Next up were "The Godfather" 10 percent (Brando won an Oscar for that one too with the line, "we'll make him an offer he can't refuse"), "A Streetcar Named Desire" 10 percent (Brando's line "Hey Stella" lost to Bogie that year), A Wonderful Life six percent and Traffic two percent. Guess it doesn't hurt to have a memorable line when it comes to Oscar voting.

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