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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2004, 03:34:48 PM »
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you don't find that whole drawing a dot on the arm for gun sequence in anyway similar to drawing a dot on uma thurman for the big needle?  Or those "casual" conversations filled with pop references--and how it opens and close in the diner, much like pulp fiction?
I don't think it's just stealing the structure when the entire chronological order of Go--including the time frame in both dates and story terms, are nearly identical.  I don't think Go would've been made if it weren't for Pulp Fiction.

or, hey, check out this review:

http://www.suntimes.com/ebert/ebert_reviews/1999/04/040904.html
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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2004, 03:46:50 PM »
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awww, somewhere in this archive there's John August talking about how Go couldn't exist if it wasn't for Pulp Fiction.

http://www.imdb.com/Indie/Ask/archive.html
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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2004, 04:10:52 PM »
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Thanks for that link pete. Roger Ebert sums it up nicely:

"When his characters deliberately create a flesh wound with a gunshot, for example, the setup and payoff remind us of the needle plunging into the heart in ``Pulp Fiction'' (and of the deliberate blade wound in ``GRIDlock'd''). And when two of his characters sit in a diner and have a conversation about the comic strip ``Family Circus,'' we think of the Uma Thurman and John Travolta sharing pop lore over their milkshakes in ``P.F.'' We're also reminded of ``Pulp'' in scenes involving a laconic drug dealer, a crisis involving body disposal, an unintended drug overdose, in the way its story lines branch off and then join up again, and even in an unusual character name, Zack."
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« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2004, 03:53:02 PM »
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I have a better question.

How did Forrest Gump beat out Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption for Best Film of the Year in 1994.

Of the three films, Gump would be my third choice.

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Re: The better question is..
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2004, 04:33:04 PM »
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Quote from: halo_on
How did Forrest Gump beat out Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption for Best Film of the Year in 1994.

it had a wider appeal, and was a pretty damn good movie too.
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Re: The better question is..
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2004, 04:41:06 PM »
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Quote from: halo_on
How did Forrest Gump beat out Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption for Best Film of the Year in 1994.

it had a wider appeal, and was a pretty damn good movie too.


and let's not forget the fact that the Academy it nuts about roles that involve a disability. good night.
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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2004, 04:44:12 PM »
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Everyone always gets onto them about that, but it makes sense.  A respected actor dropping the ego and doing something different.  Good for them
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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2004, 05:02:34 PM »
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Quote from: soixante
If nothing else, Oscar gives an incentive to make movies that aren't aimed at teenagers.


Here, here.

By the way, would I get lynched for saying my favourite 'teen' film of the 90s was Cruel Intentions.

What the xixax top five of 1999 *might* have been:

Magnolia
American Beauty
Fight Club
Eyes Wide Shut
Three Kings

Does that satisfy everybody? Anybody...?

Oh, and I know it was released 2000, but Wonder Boys was an awesome film. Insidently my 2 all time greatest films to watch very late at night when I'm suffering from Insomnia are Fight Club and Wonder Boys. They're both great. Even if you don't like them.

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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2004, 05:06:04 PM »
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By the way, would I get lynched for saying my favourite 'teen' film of the 90s was Cruel Intentions.

I doubt it. There's a good number of people around here that really liked that film. And as a sidenote, maybe P would heighten your status closer to 'credibility'...

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Here is a list for 1999.
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2004, 11:34:57 AM »
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Quote from: soixante
What the xixax top five of 1999 *might* have been:

Magnolia
American Beauty
Fight Club
Eyes Wide Shut
Three Kings



Magnolia
Eyes Wide Shut
Fight Club
The Matrix
American Beauty
Run Lola Run
Arlington Road
The Sixth Sense

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Re: Here is a list for 1999.
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2004, 02:45:01 PM »
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Quote from: halo_on
Quote from: soixante
What the xixax top five of 1999 *might* have been:

Magnolia
American Beauty
Fight Club
Eyes Wide Shut
Three Kings



Magnolia
Eyes Wide Shut
Fight Club
The Matrix
American Beauty
Run Lola Run
Arlington Road
The Sixth Sense


Top 5?

soixante got it right.
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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2004, 04:11:46 PM »
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Uh, no, you can replace either Three Kings or American Beauty with Being John Malkovich. That would have been the top five.

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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2004, 04:21:28 PM »
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It was me, I only quoted soixante. I really wasn't that fussed on Being John Malkovich, but I guess you can swap it for Three Kings, this being a democracy and all.

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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2004, 05:46:40 PM »
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keep three kings but get rid of fight club

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How did "Magnolia" not get a Best Picture nod
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2004, 09:34:57 PM »
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how bout we get the fuck over lists.
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