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Best Film
« on: March 06, 2010, 02:14:36 AM »
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Best Film: DISTRICT 9

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 12:15:25 PM »
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really?

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 12:19:36 PM »
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i'm assuming the votes got split up somehow

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 12:32:13 PM »
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This was my prediction, although it is not what I voted for. Quality film, but not a classic. Perfectly appropriate winner of the Xixaxies though, akin to Children Of Men winning back in 2007.

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 01:51:49 PM »
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I think this is great (and I'm pretty sure I voted for it!)
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 02:41:09 PM »
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This was my prediction, although it is not what I voted for. Quality film, but not a classic. Perfectly appropriate winner of the Xixaxies though, akin to Children Of Men winning back in 2007.

in that they are both horribly overrated pseudo-serious sci-fi films that will be all but forgotten in 20 years?

definitely the worst of the nominees.  major xixax fail

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 02:49:24 PM »
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Children of Men isn't overrated.

I thought for sure WTWTA would win (and it should have).
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 02:51:21 PM »
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Only fully serious films which will be remembered by all and for eternity deserve this award.

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 04:32:08 PM »
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I'm surprised by this as well. It was a completely competent film, and I was relatively engaged while watching it on initial viewing, but I didn't think it would hold peoples affections to strongly months after it's release.

I appreciate that it integrates a faux-documentary style with a classic cinematic structure without being too clumsy, makes fine use of special effects, and delivers a terrific performance by an unknown actor (and to do all this within a relatively large summer film as well)... but that doesn't make it any more interesting on repeat viewings. At this point, seeing it again would almost be a chore.

Really, every film nominated in this category was superior to District 9.

I also don't understand the comparisons to Children of Men, other than they belong in the same section at the video store.
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 04:37:14 PM »
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District 9 deserved to win for the sole reason its praises have been far more interesting than its dissents. I'm still looking for some reasons why this sucked or wasn't that great, but it's being summed up by general distaste.

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2010, 05:23:35 PM »
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I also don't understand the comparisons to Children of Men, other than they belong in the same section at the video store.

Don't get me wrong, both films are great. I thoroughly enjoy both of them. D9's screenplay alone is an awesome lesson in structure and originality. But is it really the best film of the year? Personally, I don't think so. But out of the nominated films I didn't vote for, so glad this won.

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Re: Best Film
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 10:24:25 PM »
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 Come on...

fully serious films

Really? I feel there may be some serious anti-genre-film snobbery to this. D9 didn't get my vote, but I can't get behind objections on the grounds of lack of so-called seriousness.
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 10:29:26 PM »
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really?

If we had counted the nominations instead of final votes, this would have swept the awards.
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2010, 12:30:04 AM »
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THis was good.  I'm drunk, and I'm going to comment on every award I think I should say something about.

I think I voted for a serious man, though.

This movie is cool.
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Re: Best Film
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2010, 01:02:48 PM »
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Come on...

fully serious films

Really? I feel there may be some serious anti-genre-film snobbery to this. D9 didn't get my vote, but I can't get behind objections on the grounds of lack of so-called seriousness.

Actually I said, "Only fully serious films which will be remembered by all and for eternity deserve this award," and it was intended to be a sardonic jab at New Feeling's accusation of District 9 being a semi-serious film that will be forgotten in 20 years (as if that alone disqualifies it from bestness).

I thought "fully serious" and "by all and for eternity" were good enough joke indicators.

 

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