Did I ever say it should have been filmed like Days of Heaven?
wow so you're admitting that saying Days of Heaven was lit naturally, filmed in magic hour, and awarded an oscar added nothing to your argument. so pointless.
The fact that it wasn't nominated by the ASC does matter. Cinematography is a technical craft. When the ASC nominates someone it's a remark on their abilities to use photographic techniques to reach an artistic expression (but note that Munich wasn't nominated either, so umm...).
i know what the ASC's criteria are for nominations, killadouche, thanks for educatin' me. tell me why i have to keep repeating myself here: you continually cite award recognition as if its a sign of validation for a filmmaker. who gives a fuck if an artist is nominated for an award, why should the consensus of a bunch of idiot voters lend any credence to your argument or undermine an opposing viewpoint? how naive can you be to believe that the voters nominate films based solely on quality and artistic merit? oh geeeez, ya know, scorsese's not that good cause he's never won an academy award. sure.
your points make no sense, from "it's an awesome looking UGLY film" to this ridiculous nonsense.