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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2004, 08:24:49 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2004, 10:05:17 AM »
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uh....... :o


Go is not a good movie.
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2004, 10:20:17 AM »
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uh....... :o


Go is not a good movie.


Yeah, it's just Pulp Fiction: The College Years
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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2004, 10:22:55 AM »
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uh....... :o


Go is not a good movie.


Yeah, it's just Pulp Fiction: The College Years


don't be so hard on Quentin.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2004, 10:25:41 AM »
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I'm sure he's only hard on Quentin: The College Years.
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2004, 10:34:44 AM »
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You're right.  Go isn't a good movie.  It's a great one.  *ducks*

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2004, 11:29:35 AM »
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never said it was bad, i kinda enjoy it when im bored.  but he put it in the best picture category and so i was at a loss for words.

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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2004, 11:44:40 AM »
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yeah if I were to choose a 90's teen flick to watch, I'd pick Go.  It's got some edge, but it just wasn't very original.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2004, 11:48:42 AM »
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i liked "Ten things I hate about you" and "Bring it On" , but not "Go".
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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2004, 01:17:06 PM »
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I didn't like Go the first time I saw it.  But then I couldn't get it out of my brain for a few days, so I went to see it again, and liked it.  Subsequent viewings on DVD made it even better.  I had a similar experience with Something Wild when it first came out, didn't like it the first time, but liked it a lot the 2nd time.

Go is simply a great joy ride of a film.  Stylistically and narratively, it is rather daring.  Even though it's derivative, so is Pulp Fiction.  Pulp Fiction is clearly better, but Go has its own energy.  

It is also features lots of memorable dialoge written by John August, and every performance is excellent.  Even Katie Holmes, who is merely an average actress, gives a great performance.  William Fichtner and Sarah Polley are especially good.  The only problem is the ending, in which the film merely runs out of gas.  However, I do like movies in which folks do drugs and get away with it (as in Dazed and Confused).
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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2004, 01:25:16 PM »
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the thing i really don't like about Go is the fact that director  Doug Liman and screenwriter John August are mis-matched... it looks like John August knew what he was writing about but  Liman got it in a different way. I like John August. I like the fact that he actually takes the time to answer questions at the IMDB but   Go lacks cohesion. And there are characters that have the charisma of a carton of milk.
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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2004, 01:52:41 PM »
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Go also isn't a great movie because it dates incredibly fast, not just with the times but with even the same audience as well.  as soon as you grow out of a certain age or a certain scene the film loses its charm.
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« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2004, 01:59:30 PM »
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Go also isn't a great movie because it dates incredibly fast, not just with the times but with even the same audience as well.  as soon as you grow out of a certain age or a certain scene the film loses its charm.


yeah,  "E" is soooo last decade.
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« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2004, 03:10:38 PM »
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Besides the structure, how is "Go" like "Pulp Fiction"? I wouldn't call "Velvet Goldmine" "Citizen Kane: The Glam Years" because they share the same story structure.
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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2004, 03:14:41 PM »
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Besides the structure, how is "Go" like "Pulp Fiction"? I wouldn't call "Velvet Goldmine" "Citizen Kane: The Glam Years" because they share the same story structure.


they both deal with drugs.   none of them is concerned in telling a story : both of them show Situations.  Both ooze Pop Culture references .  And Pulp Fiction is a Crime/Comedy, while Go tries to be one.
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