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on: February 12, 2004, 09:18:46 PM
I just came back from this.  This is a good companion film to go with The Fog of War.  See how one war begins and ends, and from both sides.  didn't think it was academy nomination worthy though.
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Reply #1 on: February 13, 2004, 04:36:38 AM
Well apparently the Academy thought it wasn't either


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Reply #2 on: February 13, 2004, 09:24:10 AM
why not?
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Reply #3 on: February 13, 2004, 10:12:18 AM
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Well apparently the Academy thought it wasn't either


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BALSEROS
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS
THE FOG OF WAR
MY ARCHITECT
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND
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Reply #4 on: February 14, 2004, 12:27:54 AM
I thought this was really good -- I saw it about a year ago at a festival without knowing anything about it or the Weather Underground itself, and found it qutie revelatory. It's director is also the only Academy Award nominee I've ever communicated with via e-mail. Yay me.

I just need to see Balseros and I'll have seen all the documentary nominees this year. I think that's a first for me, at least pre-awards show.