nominating the 2004 xixax awards

Started by Jeremy Blackman, January 12, 2004, 09:01:01 PM

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SHAFTR

I voted, but as I have posted before I saw about 5 really good 2003 films right after I submitted my votes.
"Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Blanketing opinions that i'll probably regret soon"

SoNowThen

At the end of all this, I like to see the pissey attitudes all around (me included). At least it means we care about film.


That being said, no fucking Elephant noms SUCKS!!!! :)
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

Pubrick

Quote from: SoNowThenbetter than 21 Grams and LIT (and didn't take itself so seriously).
since when is that a crime?

i'm glad next year the xixaxies will be later, most ppl will hav seen everything they meant to see and shit will even be on DVD for those with "bad memories".. also i agree with weak2nd that upon review the list isn't that bad.. except for Kill Bill, but that's expected cos it's the law.
under the paving stones.

NEON MERCURY

......hi......

i wanted to tak ethe  time out to say that this list is near perfect.........but please....my fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screennplay........(we all know the grams has that one).........and please.......please.....don't geek out on that sh*tty PDL dvd ........all it offfers is a phucking exellent transfer...and nnice audio.....(but its a superbit so thats expected)........


....................give my regards to  the collector.... eh?........

cine

Quote from: NEON MERCURYmy fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screenplay........
If Kill Bill wins over Lost in Translation for writing, something is SERIOUSLY wrong with the moviegoers around here.

SoNowThen

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Quote from: NEON MERCURYmy fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screenplay........
If Kill Bill wins over Lost in Translation for writing, something is SERIOUSLY wrong with the moviegoers around here.

It's going to be my personal crusade to try and make that happen.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

cine

Ugh. No thank you. There's such thing as a little *too* much praise for a film. Kill Bill is a great movie but nobody in their right mind would put that SCREENPLAY higher than, say, Lost in Translation.

ono

Am I the only one here who, the more and more he thinks about it, thinks that Tarantino is a one, maybe two-hit wonder at best?  I mean, Pulp Fiction was great and all, but the comedic violence angle can only be effective so many times.  Maybe I'm just jaded, I don't know.  Where else can Tarantino go from here?  Jackie Brown showed promise, but if anything, he hasn't shown he wants to improve, but to cash in on his own marketability after "paying his dues."

Chest Rockwell

This list isn't so bad, in my opinion. I aldo haven't seen many of the lesser-known films like Thirteen, Whale Rider, Station Agent, etc. Jacksonville sucks. I hope Lost in Translation packs some awards in over Kill Bill, because, let's face it, LIT was a better film. I loved Kill Bill and it's definitely in my top 5....but LIT is my fucking favorite of the year. I will say that a lot of these picks are actually safer than the Academy, but oh well...we're only human. The fact that we all don't have access to many of them and don't have screeners of any sort probably hurt the little movies. For the time being, though....I'll Certainly back Lost in Translation.

My 200th post. whoo-whoo.

modage

Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

Jeremy Blackman

Voting will begin soon. And votes will be due at some determined date before the Oscars.
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Jeremy Blackman

It's time to vote for the 2004 Xixax Awards! This is the final vote!

Send your votes in through PM, following all the rules. The deadline is February 20.

Any questions? Ask them here.


THE RULES:

you have to
1. vote privately:
. . . .If your username begins begins with A-H (or a #), send your ballot to MacGuffin
. . . .If your username begins begins with I-Q, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman
. . . .If your username begins begins with R-Z, send your ballot to Film Student
. . . .(note that this is different)
2. copy the form below and paste it into your PM
3. delete all titles except your vote, like an elimination process
4. title your PM "final awards" (please!)

you should
1. be honest
2. vote from personal opinion and not consensus

you can't
1. send more than one ballot
2. vote from different memberships or usernames
3. type out your ballot (you have to copy & paste!)
4. add anything to the ballot
5. change the order of the categories
6. share your votes publicly (yet)
7. change your ballot

you can
1. vote in some categories or all categories
2. vote any time between now and February 20




copy and paste, deleting all titles but your vote


BEST FILM  
21 Grams
Finding Nemo
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation
 
BEST DIRECTOR  
Tim Burton (BIG FISH)
Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
Clint Eastwood (MYSTIC RIVER)
Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
Scarlett Johansson (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
Nicole Kidman (COLD MOUNTAIN)
Alison Lohman (MATCHSTICK MEN)
Uma Thurman (KILL BILL: Volume 1)
Naomi Watts (21 GRAMS)
 
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE  
Benicio Del Toro (21 GRAMS)
Johnny Depp (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN)
Paul Giamatti (AMERICAN SPLENDOR)
Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
Sean Penn (MYSTIC RIVER)
 
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER)
Holly Hunter (THIRTEEN)
Lucy Liu (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
Emma Thompson (LOVE ACTUALLY)
Renee Zellwegger (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 
BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE  
Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
Paul Bettany (MASTER AND COMMANDER)
Tim Robbins (MYSTIC RIVER)
Andy Serkis (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI)
 
BEST SCREENPLAY  
21 Grams
American Splendor
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Lost In Translation
Mystic River
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  
Cold Mountain
Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Last Samurai
The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation
 
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC  
Big Fish
Finding Nemo
Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation
 
BEST EDITING  
21 Grams
Hulk
Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation
 
BEST SOUND  
Finding Nemo
Hulk
Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Matrix Reloaded
 
BEST DEBUT FILM  
American Splendor
Cabin Fever
City Of God
The Station Agent
Thirteen
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY  
Capturing The Friedmans
A Decade Under The Influence
Fog Of War
Spellbound
Winged Migration
 
BEST DVD
Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
Punch-Drunk Love
Straw Dogs (Criterion)
Living life big time

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Pubrick

ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.
under the paving stones.

Fernando

Quote from: PATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.

P at his best.  :lol: :-D   8)

Staying in the subject, it's a shame that the Antoine Doinel box set didn't get a nod.