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Jeremy Blackman

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« on: February 25, 2005, 08:53:13 PM »
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Best Film: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

THE NOMINEES

The Aviator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kill Bill Vol. 2
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Sideways
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 09:34:25 PM »
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Terrible..

This movie has great production qualities, but it's not even close to Sideways, Million Dollar Baby or Aviator. I guess in the absence of PTA, this is the next best thing.

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 09:47:39 PM »
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I thought it was one of the best films of the year. That's just a statement though so who should give a shit. Not even an opinion...

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 09:49:42 PM »
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Haha, this was a film you didn't like at first, GT.

Put it this way.  Eternal Sunshine was the best film of the year in March.  But sadly, the year has nine months.  Seems like some people here pulled a reverse Academy thing and forgot that.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005, 09:50:53 PM »
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Xixax has lots of love to give.

Mostly to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005, 10:00:38 PM »
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Quote from: ono mo cuishle
Haha, this was a film you didn't like at first, GT.


I know! Its weird how mind set sometimes can or can not clarify a film's purpose to you. I just didn't get involved the first time around but with a second viewing, a new head of thought on my shoulder, the film really hit me hard. My appreciation has lasted many viewings afterward and the only dissection I've been able to do is, "I fucking love this movie." I think that's objective enough for this one.

p.s. it does hold up aesthetically, too.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2005, 11:30:44 PM »
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See, we nominate too early.  No one saw Million Dollar Baby and so it wasn't nominated.  And then not enough people saw it in time to make it a write-in vote.

But Eternal Sunshine is my personal choice for best movie of the year, so I'm good with this.

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2005, 12:14:50 AM »
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See, we nominate too early.  No one saw Million Dollar Baby and so it wasn't nominated.  


I saw it in time and I agree it should be nominated... but I wouldnt vote for it as the BEST... I think overall The Aviator was a better film... and although I love Kauffman, Gondry, Carrey, Brion, etc... I dont think Eternal Sunshine is the best film of the year

I dunno... we didnt have a sure thing this year... so I guess its valid that any of these films can win... but I would put the Aviator and Sideways before Eternal Sunshine or MDB

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2005, 12:57:24 AM »
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If we can remember this movie, why can't we remember Dogville?

I know that Eternal Sunshine is a great movie, but for some reason I can't bring myself to love it. Maybe Kate Winslet's character still bothers me (though you can argue that her character is mostly created by Joel).
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2005, 01:13:51 AM »
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If we can remember this movie, why can't we remember Dogville?


I never thought the film was widely praised around here. Many people that could have loved it didn't. I'm not a Von Trier fan, but he hasn't had an across the board hit since Breaking the Waves. If Breaking the Waves was this year, it would have been a serious contender.

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005, 01:17:46 AM »
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I never thought the film was widely praised around here.

Many European Xixaxers loved Dogville, but it opened over there a long long time ago.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 03:13:51 AM »
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But sadly, the year has nine months.


call me crazy but i thought the year had 12 months

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2005, 06:34:22 AM »
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Does anyone have any details of the write-ins?
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2005, 10:46:56 AM »
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If we can remember this movie, why can't we remember Dogville?

because this was the best movie of the year, and dogville wasnt very good.  :yabbse-wink:
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2005, 11:00:04 AM »
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because this was the best movie of the year, and dogville wasnt very good.

hahaha, no wink necessary.
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