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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2011, 11:00:59 PM »
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Yeah, there was some good stuff tonight, but overall it was a disappointment. This was pretty much a xixax year, but it didn't prevail.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2011, 11:32:05 PM »
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Ebert says its the worst Oscarcast he's ever seen. I wouldn't go that far (Billy Crystal isn't THAT good), but it was definitely subpar. The sets were absolutely boring. Franco was too stoned, Hathaway too cheesy. Melissa Leo wins Least Charming Person on the Planet. Kirk Douglas wins Most Likely to Be in the In Memoriam Next Year. Thought most of the speeches were good. Florence and dude were great, others were boring as shit. This all says nothing of what actually won. Yeah, pretty miserable Oscars.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2011, 12:50:31 AM »
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Despite "King's Speech" winning BP, I still have zero interest in seeing it. Always bugs me when something wins BP and I feel so detached from the story.

Edit: ..and ditto "Exit Through the Gift Shop" not winning. That bummed me out too.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2011, 04:27:05 AM »
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No offense to Tom Hooper, but I'll bet Nolan could direct a pretty good "King's Speech." Could anyone else have directed "Inception"?

This is what i kept saying to my friends all night, Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronscarfsky, The Coen. Bros, David Fincher...gaspar noe (well maybe not gaspar noe) could have all directed the king's speech

Tom Hooper couldn't have directed any of their movies.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2011, 08:48:09 AM »
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There's no way that it's the best film of the year, but it should probably be acknowledged that The King's Speech isn't a BAD film. It isn't a directorial nonentity like, say, A Beautiful Mind - it's got it's own visual sense. It isn't dramatically cheap and offensive in its politics like Crash - it's a solidly told human story. Given that we know the academy never actually awards 'best picture' to the best pictures, this movie is more artistically distinctive than a film needs to be in order to win (Titanic, Braveheart, etc...). I agree it's kind of annoying in a year when a number of particularly good other films were nominated for the top prize. I just never expect much more than mediocrity from the Oscars in the first place, so I'm content for a slightly-better-than-workmanlike movie to get praised by a routinely unimaginative organisation.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2011, 09:21:49 AM »
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shit oscars deserves a shit summary:

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2011, 09:40:13 AM »
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Also, James Franco was way too stoned.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2011, 10:10:17 AM »
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Once again the Oscars was forgettable.

Oh, I just realised that I didn't see it. Congrats to Trent Reznor though.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2011, 12:08:24 PM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2011, 12:32:46 PM »
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Good read. I'm just hoping to erase The King's Speech from memory. I said before that I'll protest by not seeing for at least a year so I can judge it for what it really is. I'm guessing it'll make me cry at some point.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2011, 04:36:11 PM »
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Quote from: Filmdrunk.com
Okay, maybe it wasn’t terrible, but The King’s Speech is not a film that should win Best Picture at the Oscars, it’s a film that should win Best Picture at a parody of the Oscars.  If Seltzer-Friedberg were slightly talented and made a film called “Oscar Movie,” it would look exactly like The King’s Speech.

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2011, 05:45:07 PM »
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^pretty much. I called it awhile ago.

It was oscar bait. That's all it was. And it worked. It's a shame, too, because this year was pretty great in terms of good filmmakers putting out good movies that were actually recognized by the Academy.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2011, 02:45:34 PM »
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I haven't read this thread since Sunday night, but in honor of the most boringly predictable Best Picture win, I give you:

A One-man reenactment of The King's Speech trailer

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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2011, 02:50:45 PM »
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^LOL. That was pretty good. The guy got the proper British stuff perfect. Especially the Firth "I have a voice!" part and Rush.

Man, I don't know what was cornier in terms of parts in trailers this year, the because I have a voice bit from Kings Speech or the if god wanted another angel why didn't he just make one bit from Rabbit Hole.
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Re: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2011, 03:21:03 PM »
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^LOL. That was pretty good. The guy got the proper British stuff perfect. Especially the Firth "I have a voice!" part and Rush.

Thanks!  The guy is me.

Stefen, I wonder the same thing.  I didn't want to have anything to do with Rabbit Hole when I first saw that happen in the trailer.

 

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