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What movie do you think should of Won Best Picture

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27th February 2006 15:42  #31

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
stanton heck wrote: "Secrets and Lies" over "The Englsih Patient"

I'm glad that I saw Secrets and Lies, but I would never watch it again.  A decent movie, but hardly an Oscar winner.  To me The English Patient was amazing, especially after reading the novel.  It was one of the rare cases where the movie was better than the book.

27th February 2006 19:18  #32

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Never read that book read plenty of others

27th February 2006 19:45  #33

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,473 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
floyd dylan wrote: hyperbol?  Does that word even exist?

There is a word called a hyperbola which means an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone


Yes, please excuse my spelling, it's not my strong point.

28th February 2006 1:47  #34

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
stanton heck wrote: Kevin Smith made coasters out of his Magnolia DVD. (Can't blame him)  I also have to day that in 1950 "Sunset Blvd." should of won over "All about Eve"

"Magnolia" is an incredibly intense film with impressive performances from all the actors. It will be remembered long after the Kevin Smith films have faded into the DVD discount bins. Actually, I'm glad to see he has utilized more imagination using his discarded DVDs than his rather forgettable attempts at filmmaking.

28th February 2006 2:41  #35

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well I agree that Mr. Kevin Smith is not David Lean but who is?

8th March 2006 16:33  #36

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Brokeback Mountain,

8th March 2006 19:32  #37

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
stanton heck wrote: Brokeback Mountain,

Easily the most overrated movie of last year.

8th March 2006 20:30  #38

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Adrian wrote: stanton heck wrote: Brokeback Mountain,

Easily the most overrated movie of last year.


how?

It's a competely poetic masterpiece

8th March 2006 20:33  #39

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Donnie_Darko wrote: Adrian wrote: stanton heck wrote: Brokeback Mountain,

Easily the most overrated movie of last year.


how?

It's a competely poetic masterpiece


We've seen this same unfulfilled love story a thousand times over.  It's only a novelty because it is two virile cowboys that fall in love.  I was bored to tears after the first 30 minutes of the movie.

8th March 2006 20:52  #40

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Adrian wrote: Donnie_Darko wrote: Adrian wrote: stanton heck wrote: Brokeback Mountain,

Easily the most overrated movie of last year.


how?

It's a competely poetic masterpiece


We've seen this same unfulfilled love story a thousand times over.  It's only a novelty because it is two virile cowboys that fall in love.  I was bored to tears after the first 30 minutes of the movie.
I'm agreeing with Adrian on this one. I have yet to see it and I really want to, but you wouldn't be talking about it as much if it was about a man and a woman, right?

8th March 2006 21:18  #41

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: I'm agreeing with Adrian on this one. I have yet to see it and I really want to, but you wouldn't be talking about it as much if it was about a man and a woman, right?

Jeez.....now I have to change my opinion Confused

9th March 2006 19:27  #42

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Donnie_Darko wrote: Adrian wrote: stanton heck wrote: Brokeback Mountain,

Easily the most overrated movie of last year.


how?
The movie won an Academy Award for Screenplay!  I think you have a problem with the gay adult theme!

It's a competely poetic masterpiece

9th March 2006 21:38  #43

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Gabe Powers wrote: floyd dylan wrote: hyperbol?  Does that word even exist?

There is a word called a hyperbola which means an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone


Yes, please excuse my spelling, it's not my strong point.


All this talk of hyperbole has got me so angry I could burst.

10th March 2006 21:07  #44

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Magnolia should have won.

Brokeback Mountain should have won this year.

10th March 2006 21:45  #45

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
drudo182 wrote: Magnolia should have won.

Brokeback Mountain should have won this year.


The only thing Magnolia should have won was a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Cruise.  Seriously, this is as close as he will ever come to an Oscar.

11th March 2006 19:47  #46

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
drudo182 wrote: Magnolia should have won.

Brokeback Mountain should have won this year.


Ditto

11th March 2006 20:53  #47

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Good Will Hunting should have won too. I believe Titanic did....

13th March 2006 14:42  #48

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
drudo182 wrote: Good Will Hunting should have won too. I believe Titanic did....

I'd pick LA Confidential over either of those movies (maybe over both of them combined as well!)

6th April 2006 14:46  #49

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well I m still p.o. that "raiders of the Lost Ark" lost to "Chariots of Fire"

29th December 2006 20:05  #50

Joey_Kanadiz Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: Canada Posts: 2
Best Picture Winners that were robbed of the oscar:

1941 - Citizen Kane
1946 - It's a Wonderful Life
1948 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1955 - Rebel Without a Cause
1958 - Vertigo
1963 - The Great Escape
1966 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
1967 - Bonnie & Clyde / Cool Hand Luke
1968 - Planet of the Apes / Once Upon a Time in the West
1969 - The Wild Bunch
1977 - Star Wars
1979 - Apocalypse Now / Alien
1980 - Raging Bull / The Shinning
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1987 - The Untouchables *
1989 - Glory
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption
1997 - L.A. Confidential
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
2002 - The Pianist

29th December 2006 22:00  #51

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
What's the asterisk for on The Untouchables? You didn't just copy and paste someone else's list did you?

No. I apologise. Having looked further up the list I can see that old football favourite, The Shinning going neck and neck with Raging Bull so it must be all your own work.

Nicely done, Sir.

30th December 2006 3:02  #52

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I just LOVE "The Shinning"! My favourite bits are with the whale, classic film, robbed, just robbed.

4th January 2007 20:07  #53

Joey_Kanadiz Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: Canada Posts: 2
the asterisk on "the untouchables" is there because I didn't see the oscar winning movie "The Last Emperor", so I don't know if it's better.  But "the untouchables" should have atleast been nominated!

the asterisk on "the untouchables" is there because I didn't see the oscar winning movie "The Last Emperor", so I don't know if it's better.  But "the untouchables" should have atleast been nominated!

5th January 2007 2:50  #54

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Saving Private Ryan is definately better.

6th January 2007 16:51  #55

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Joey_Kanadiz wrote: Best Picture Winners that were robbed of the oscar:

1977 - Star Wars


I've said it before, and I am a huge Star Wars fan, but there is no way that is a better movie as Annie Hall.

7th January 2007 1:28  #56

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Yup, so no need to repeat yourself Wink

Why are people putting in pics that weren't even nominated? "Alien", as great as it is, wasn't nominated for Best Picture. Nor was "Planet of the Apes" (although it should've been at least nominated). And "The Shining", by far Kubrick's worst film (that I've seen), it is better than a lot of the c**p that vomits out today, but is nowhere near Oscar calibre.

I agree with "GoodFellas" and "Raging Bull" over their respective films. "L.A. Confidential"... Hmmmm, I really think it's a great film, and unless they could've made it a tie, "Titanic" was a feat in cinema (like "Star Wars" in '77) and deserves its place as BP '97. I highly doubt any of you 10 years ago had anything bad to say about it, it's only now that it's "cool" to b***h and moan about it that you do. The same goes for Tom Cruise, but that's another issue.

And yeah, I really hate that "Chicago" is BP '02, although I haven't seen it, I would say "The Pianist" as well, "Gangs of New York" was a good movie, but it really lacked I found.

7th January 2007 3:27  #57

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Chicago won because Most of The Academy are actors/sctress!  Since Chicago was "An Actors Showcase" it had the edge!  The samething with "Crash".  This year "Dreamgirls" has the same edge.  

7th January 2007 3:38  #58

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
So then why didn't "L.A. Confidential" win? Kevin Spacey, Russel Crowe, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, etc.  "Dreamgirls" will not win Best Picture, I even doubt it will get nominated. Eddie Murphy MAY get nominated for BSA. And "Crash"... Boy, there's a pressured win if I ever saw one. I liked it, but it wasn't BOOM! WOW! like everyone said it was. Although last year was a touchy one, so I won't hold it completly against them.

Oh and Stanton, there are questions made to you (by me mostly Tongue) on some of the Superman threads, they're usually the ones where I've posted last, just in case you missed them WinkHappy

8th January 2007 14:14  #59

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Yup, so no need to repeat yourself Wink

It bears repeating if people keep repeating that Star Wars was better.  Wink

Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: And yeah, I really hate that "Chicago" is BP '02, although I haven't seen it, I would say "The Pianist" as well, "Gangs of New York" was a good movie, but it really lacked I found.


Really hard to judge a movie that you haven't seen.  Wink  (Do yourself a favor and sit down and watch it one night.)  Chicago was quite possibly the most perfectly staged musical that I have ever seen (and I'm not particularly fond of musicals as movies).

I've never understood the love for The Pianist.  I was bored to tears by the movie.  I loved Gangs of New York, but it wasn't close to Scorsese's best work.

8th January 2007 21:25  #60

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Adrian wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: And yeah, I really hate that "Chicago" is BP '02, although I haven't seen it, I would say "The Pianist" as well, "Gangs of New York" was a good movie, but it really lacked I found.



Really hard to judge a movie that you haven't seen.  Wink  (Do yourself a favor and sit down and watch it one night.)  Chicago was quite possibly the most perfectly staged musical that I have ever seen (and I'm not particularly fond of musicals as movies).


I know, I just haven't the time, I intend to watch "The Pianist" as soon as I have the time. (and just to clarify, I have seen "Chicago", it is "The Pianist" which I have yet to watch.)  I agree, when I saw "GoNY", I thought "Scorsese did THIS?". Far from his best work. It is very well done, but it could've been mounds better. I should probably watch that one again as well.

Annie Hall was a great movie, one of the all-time best films. BUT, I still think either "CE3K" or "SW-IV: ANH" should've tied with it.

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