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Title: Best Director
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 25, 2005, 08:51:42 PM
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Best Director: Michel Gondry for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

THE NOMINEES

Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)
Michael Mann (COLLATERAL)
Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS)
Martin Scorsese (THE AVIATOR)
Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL VOL. 2)
Title: Best Director
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on February 25, 2005, 11:21:50 PM
....where are all the comments on director?

I think that's the first picture of Michel Gondry I've ever seen.
Title: Best Director
Post by: cowboykurtis on February 25, 2005, 11:22:51 PM
marty
Title: Best Director
Post by: Pubrick on February 25, 2005, 11:23:05 PM
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I think that's the first picture of Michel Gondry I've ever seen.

what's that got to do with anything..
Title: Best Director
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on February 25, 2005, 11:27:40 PM
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what's that got to do with anything..


Nothing, I just realized that when I saw the picture.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 25, 2005, 11:28:30 PM
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....where are all the comments on director?


In these parts, best director is synonymous with best film. Look for the debate there. Or well, the complaining.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Kal on February 26, 2005, 12:20:24 AM
come on... thats a typical Xixax win... he is good... but Scorsese is the goddamn winner here!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Best Director
Post by: Myxo on February 26, 2005, 04:07:54 PM
Alexander Payne or at least Eastwood got robbed here.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Stefen on February 26, 2005, 04:18:46 PM
Any movie that wasn't Eternal Sunshine got robbed here, jesus, this place is like a bizarro E!
Title: Best Director
Post by: brockly on February 27, 2005, 07:10:01 AM
yeah, what stefen said. i voted marty, but would have been just as happy with eastwood or tarantino. the fact that gondry was even nominated is a disgrace
Title: Best Director
Post by: Cory Everett on February 27, 2005, 10:21:26 AM
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yeah, what stefen said. i voted marty, but would have been just as happy with eastwood or tarantino. the fact that gondry was even nominated is a disgrace

why?  a disgrace to whom?
Title: Best Director
Post by: Stefen on February 27, 2005, 11:14:08 AM
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yeah, what stefen said. i voted marty, but would have been just as happy with eastwood or tarantino. the fact that gondry was even nominated is a disgrace

why?  a disgrace to whom?


A disgrace to ALL filmmakers and non-emo kids everywhere.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Pubrick on February 27, 2005, 11:38:35 AM
haha, this anti-gondry thing a few of u are trying to do is really stupid.

please, for once this board has overpraised a deserving film. unlike bargain-bin movies like Lost in Translation and PDL, eternal sunshine will actually be seen again in the years to come.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Stefen on February 27, 2005, 11:56:46 AM
There is no anti-gondry thing. I love Gondry, I just think eternal sunshine is a TAD bit overrrated around here, the way LIT and PDL are. As a matter of fact this is the category im cool with, but the overall eternal love is out of control. No need to get emotional.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Pubrick on February 27, 2005, 11:57:31 AM
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I just think eternal sunshine is a TAD bit overrrated around here, the way LIT and PDL are.

i just said that exact same thing.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Stefen on February 27, 2005, 11:58:35 AM
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I just think eternal sunshine is a TAD bit overrrated around here, the way LIT and PDL are.

i just said that exact same thing.


YES, thats why I used those two films as examples, so maybe you would see how eternal sunshine is getting overrated the same way those other two are.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Pubrick on February 27, 2005, 12:06:30 PM
i don't like the over-praise (different to overrating?) either, but what i was originally replying to was ur agreement with brockly's nonsensical anti-gondry remark.

it seems that there's a fanboy favorite every year, where ppl just vote automatically on what a "smart" person would vote on, and not on what is actually the best. now to repeat myself: this year it's different cos eternal is the actually the best, (next to the dreamers which everyone slept on), whereas with those other examples they were not that good at all.

it's probably a confusion between overrated and overpraised. i don't think a good reviewer can overrate a good movie, but a bunch of dumbasses can easily overpraise sumthing with countless reviews of "this movie is trippy!". that's what sucks.
Title: Best Director
Post by: brockly on February 28, 2005, 03:10:15 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
haha, this anti-gondry thing a few of u are trying to do is really stupid.

please, for once this board has overpraised a deserving film. unlike bargain-bin movies like Lost in Translation and PDL, eternal sunshine will actually be seen again in the years to come.


Quote from: Pubrick
i don't like the over-praise (different to overrating?) either, but what i was originally replying to was ur agreement with brockly's nonsensical anti-gondry remark.

it seems that there's a fanboy favorite every year, where ppl just vote automatically on what a "smart" person would vote on, and not on what is actually the best. now to repeat myself: this year it's different cos eternal is the actually the best, (next to the dreamers which everyone slept on), whereas with those other examples they were not that good at all.

it's probably a confusion between overrated and overpraised. i don't think a good reviewer can overrate a good movie, but a bunch of dumbasses can easily overpraise sumthing with countless reviews of "this movie is trippy!". that's what sucks.


come on man, you think eternal sunshine is the best film of the year, great!, but i could just as easily say the same shit about PDL and LiT, and call your remarks against them "nonsensical". besides, this is a private voting system, so why the fuck would anybody "vote automatically on what a "smart" person would vote on, and not on what is actually the best." not trying to be anti-gonry, just dont think he deserved to win, or even be nominated. but its cool. i dont mind kaufman winning for best screenplay (i love the guy), and i would like to think that eternal sunshine won best film because of kaufman fanboys, so there are really only 2 decisions here that i cant stand, which is better than the last two years. at least eternal sunshine was overlooked in the acting categories, first time the cast of the sweeping film has been rightfully ignored by Xixax, how wonderful.
Title: Best Director
Post by: SHAFTR on February 28, 2005, 03:22:48 AM
I voted for Mann.
Title: Best Director
Post by: cine on February 28, 2005, 03:25:01 AM
i voted for eastwood.
Title: Best Director
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 28, 2005, 08:25:05 AM
I voted Gondry here, but it's because I felt he directed the best of those... I don't necessarily think that Sunshinse deserved every award it got, but let's not get mad at the movie just because it won.
Title: Best Director
Post by: Stefen on February 28, 2005, 11:09:13 AM
So this is the part where you guys say who you voted for?
Title: Best Director
Post by: mogwai on February 28, 2005, 12:35:37 PM
i voted for stefen.
Title: Best Director
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 28, 2005, 03:23:10 PM
i voted for braff
Title: Best Director
Post by: Alexandro on February 28, 2005, 10:52:10 PM
if xixax is the anti oscars, we should have given it to marty...we can count on the fact they'll never give an oscar to him...
Title: Best Director
Post by: Myxo on February 28, 2005, 11:33:55 PM
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i voted for braff


You're signature frightens me Neon.