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Disco Stu

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Will he ever win an Oscar?
« on: April 25, 2004, 04:46:31 PM »
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What do you think?  If yes, what do you think it would be for?  Writing?  Directing?  Producing?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004, 04:56:05 PM »
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writing, sadly he wrote magnolia at the same time as american beauty. any other year and he probably would've won....unless he was against Pedro.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2004, 08:51:34 PM »
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yes..

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 01:20:59 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 06:05:58 AM »
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I think he will, and it will be for writing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004, 09:10:10 AM »
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I think he will for directing.  It may be some time (as he matures in style and ceases to end his Scorsese-Demme-Altman worship) but he will.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 09:13:50 AM »
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..ceases to end his Scorsese-Demme-Altman worship...

So he'll never quit it?

I doubt he'll ever win an Oscar.  It'd be nice if he did, but he's another Altman or Scorsese.  The kind of films he makes just aren't ever going to resonate with them -- at least until the dinosaurs there die off.

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004, 09:19:16 AM »
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(ceases to end his Scorsese-Demme-Altman worship)

ignoring the double negative, (which ono already called u on), by ur corrected logic PDL should've won an oscar.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2004, 09:40:08 AM »
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I think he is beloved enough by the acting community that he writes for, that he'll earn a Best Original Screenplay Oscar some year.

He's gonna need another Boogie Nights type film to have a shot at Best Director. Something that resonates with both the critics AND the general populace of moviegoers. And it probably can't be about porn.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2004, 01:05:43 PM »
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i've seen Hard Eight few weeks ago, and it was great, more than great
for a first movie. Boogie Night made him famous, but it was a good movie, Magnolia was close to winning but the year was spectacular, PDL was too much for the people that awarded Beautiful Mind. If he makes weak film like Beautiful Mind, the statue is his. If he makes a movie like Magnolia, or PDL, he'll be praised, but the award isn't a sure thing, even though the film might be great. The thing is, if a director wants to get the Oscar, he has to tailor his story very carefully to avoid "dangerous  neighbourhood".

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2004, 08:41:36 PM »
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Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: coffeebeetle
(ceases to end his Scorsese-Demme-Altman worship)

ignoring the double negative, (which ono already called u on), by ur corrected logic PDL should've won an oscar.


You got me there.   :oops:

I don't see the double-negative in which you speak of.  I was simply stating that when (and I do believe he has the potential) he breaks free of his "mentors" and begins to develop the "definitive" PTA style, he has a shot.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2004, 09:53:16 PM »
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It’s funny because they love him in Cannes, probably their favorite young auteur. I guess he reminds them of Truffaut.

The European film community in general is really taken by his work. Oscars are important but when you think of guys like Stanley Kubrick or Alfred Hitchcock never winning an oscar (Kubrick won for S.E on 2001 but it doesn’t really count at least to what he deserved.) Well it just makes you think the Oscars need to get better.

Anyway there’s a lot to say on the subject but returning to the question I think he will win eventually. Although who knows. The Academy seemed to like him in the BN-Magnolia era. But with PDL, they completely ignored him. Before last years nominations in a press conference in Portugal; they asked him if PDL would get nominated or even win something. To what he replied: “Not this year they’re still giving Oscars to little Ronny Howard for a Beautiful Mind”
And the academy is very sensitive towards that shit…

And between writing, directing or a best picture, before PDL, I would’ve said writing. It depends on what new direction his career takes, but he should win one for directing and writing.

A question off the subject... as usual…

Has he ever commented on David Lynch? Do they ever hang out?  Reason is Lynch was president of the jury when he won best director at Cannes 2002. Both chain-smokers and quirky-scallywags, I think they’re both into movies to…

I think he will win by the way. Maybe a few colleagues in this forum will be part of the Academy in a few years voting for a PTA public service announcement….
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2004, 12:30:56 AM »
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Quote from: Roman Cibeles


A question off the subject... as usual?

Has he ever commented on David Lynch? Do they ever hang out?  Reason is Lynch was president of the jury when he won best director at Cannes 2002. Both chain-smokers and quirky-scallywags, I think they?re both into movies to?


.....i have always wondered this myself......there are similarites ..but i think that Lynch is not into films in a cineaste way like pta or tarantino......
everytime greg ask for questions i ask him this also......

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2004, 01:48:20 PM »
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Of course it would be nice if he won, great if he got the double for writting and directing - but it may be some time yet. And of course, we have no idea what kind of stuff he's gonna come up with in the future. And yeah, any other year and he'd have won for Magnolia. PTA does have a point though about all the Oscars 'Beautiful Mind' got. That's one thing I hate about the Oscars; it's just vote for your friends - like Renee kept getting nominated until she won. And LOTR this year - yes it was an amazing trilogy, but surely some *other* films deserved to win in at least one of those catergories this year...?

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2004, 01:10:06 PM »
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he could get an Oscar but maybe just like writer but not like director he's too good for the Academy
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