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by Big Magilla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 5007

Re: Campaign 2020

I hope you're right, but this isn't even making headlines outside of CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Will they even get the transcript of the conversation before the election? If so, then there's a fighting chance that he will be impeached. If not, then it will end up just be...
by Big Magilla
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: The Post-Festival Landscape
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: The Post-Festival Landscape

It's impressive for an actor/writer/whatever to win awards across the three major media of film/TV/theatre -- Rita Moreno was famously the first. . . Helen Hayes was the first. Sorry, guys, you're both wrong. Richard Rodgers was the first. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_won_A...
by Big Magilla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Cokie Roberts
Replies: 2
Views: 53

R.I.P. Cokie Roberts

A true class act, the likes of which we may never see again.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/17/media/co ... index.html
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1927/28
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Best Cinematography 1927/28

The contenders for Best Cinematography were Rosher and Struss for Sunrise , which deservedly won and George Barnes who was mentioned for three films, only one of which ( Sadie Thompson ) is readily available for viewing. The first five reels of The Magic Flame are stored at teh George Eastman House....
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1928/29
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Best Cinematography 1928/29

There were nonofficial nominations for 1928/29, the listed contenders are the films that the Academy has acknowledged as receiving substantial votes.

I voted for The Divine Lady.
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1929/30
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Best Cinematography 1929/30

Had the award for documentaries been available, With Byrd at the South Pole would have won that instead of competing with narrative films, but that award wasn't established until the 1940s.

My vote goes to All Quiet on the Western Front.
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1930/31
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Best Cinematography 1930/31

The winner, Tabu, is an easy pick with Morocco its only real competition.
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1931/32
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Best Cinematography 1931/32

Not a great year for cinematography. I agree with the Academy's choice of Shanghai Express.
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1932/33
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Best Cinematography 1932/33

This was a shameful under-representation of 16 months' worth of bountiful releases from August 1932 through December 1933. Missing from this paltry list of three were the likes of King Kong , M , The Invisible Man , Little Women , Sate Fair , Cavalcade , Berkely Square , Footlight Parade , 42nd Stre...
by Big Magilla
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1934
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Best Cinematography 1934

I was ready to when the system went down two weeks ago.

I've been busy with other things, but, yes, we will finish with this and then will this be the end of these or what?
by Big Magilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Hustlers reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: Hustlers reviews

I wouldn't say that Lopez isn't a serious actress but all the reviews by critics, most of whom I've never heard of, aren't talking about her acting chops, they're talking about her ability to shimmy up and down the stripper pole at 51. The film itself sounds like a dumbed down version of last year's...
by Big Magilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Downton Abbey -- the movie
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Downton Abbey -- the movie

Are people generally aware that Jim Carter, who plays faithful butler Carson, is Imelda Staunton's husband and has been for the last 36 years?
by Big Magilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Kicking Off the Fall Season
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Kicking Off the Fall Season

Meryl Streep just proclaimed that Little Women is something in the vicinity of a masterpiece. The trailer is certainly wonderful. I remain skeptical at the notion of what must be closer to the tenth adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book than the fifth becoming a hot ticket with the Academy regardl...
by Big Magilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Hustlers reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: Hustlers reviews

Sabin wrote:I could see critics lining up behind Jennifer Lopez for Best Supporting Actress. An Oscar, maybe not. This is the kind of performance that sounds like NYFCC.

Only if they've completely lost their minds.
by Big Magilla
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Jojo Rabbit reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Jojo Rabbit reviews

Also Skippy, The Champ, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous, Boys Town, The Yearling, To Kill a Mockingbird, E.T. and Hugo.

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