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by Big Magilla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Actress 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Best Actress 2018

That's good news, Precious, as far as heavyweights like Cuaron and Scorsese (the upcoming The Irishman ) and maybe the Coens ( The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ) are concerned, but not necessarily lighter weights like Cary Fukunaga whose Beasts of No Nation is now four years old and still confined to th...
by Big Magilla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Actress 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Best Actress 2018

Time to start polling the 2018 Oscars in the categories we've covered over the years - Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Picture, Direction, Screenplay and Cinematography. We'll begin with Best Actress since that is the only category we'll be voting on for which most of us have h...
by Big Magilla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1958
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Best Cinematography 1958

Have at it.
by Big Magilla
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Trivia

And on this day in 1962, they posted a long piece about Grace Kelly returning to the screen to star in Hitchcock's Marnie.

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesm ... 041138.pdf
by Big Magilla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Trivia

On this day, March 19, 1937, the New York Times reported that it had heard from a source close to David O. Selznick that Miriam Hopkins, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard and Janet Gaynor had been selected by Selznick to play the leads in Gone with the Wind to be directed by George Cukor. Tallulah Bankhead...
by Big Magilla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

The Crimson Kimono , for example, ended up as the second half of a double bill with Gigi when the Oscar winner ended its two-year New York run to become the 1960 New Year's attraction at the nabes in the New York area. It's hard to think of two movies that have less in common than The Crimson Kimon...
by Big Magilla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 40468

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

For completists: A Special Day is being aired tonight on TCM at 8pm. In 1977, it was nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Film and Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni). It’s a gem of a film. Sophia Loren should have been nominated instead of Mastroianni. Perhaps she would have been had she been elig...
by Big Magilla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

Major omissions (some not eligible) include Imitation of Life, The Key, A Summer Place, Good Morning, The Crimson Kimono & Compulsion. And speaking of Douglas Sirk, who directed some of the most beautifully looking films of the 1950's, it absolutely astonishing that not one of his films receive...
by Big Magilla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Campaign 2020

Tee is right on all counts. I agree with everything he has said so far. The only thing I would add is that it's not enough for the Dems to win the Presidency. They must keep the House and take back the Senate and this time don't allow Republicans to muddy the water on their proposals in the name of ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

Robert Surtees' Oscar was the only one of that fim's eleven wins that I wouldn't take away. What about the Oscar won by Miklós Rózsa for the film's magnificent score? Unless you prefer the Franz Waxman score for The Nun's Story? A close call, but yeah, I prefer Waxman. Both had won two Oscars befor...
by Big Magilla
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

Black-and-White Anatomy of a Murder , Career and The Young Philadelphians are all worthy nominees although a case could be made for both Compulsion (William C. Mellor) and On the Beach (Giuseppe Rotunno) but Mellor's lensing of Diary of Anne Frank in tight spaces and Charles Lang's eye-pleasing lens...
by Big Magilla
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Best Cinematography 1959

We take up where we left off, going backwards from 1959.
by Big Magilla
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 779
Views: 32766

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Registered voters fall fairly evenly into each of the three categories: Republicans, Democrats and Independents. While most registered Republicans will vote for the Republican candidate no matter what, Democrats are more likely to cross party lines or stay home or vote for the candidate they deem th...
by Big Magilla
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 779
Views: 32766

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Setting the record straight on GND and Modern Money Theory https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/433658-setting-the-record-straight-on-gnd-and-modern-monetary-theory Nah. It just muddies the water further. The Green New Deal is at least a decade old Green Party goobledegook dressed up to mirror Roose...
by Big Magilla
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

Thank you, Sonic, for clarifying. I don't know these kids, so I don't know if they are lazy and dumb so I'll take that back for now. The disability thing, though, really bothers me. I have a nephew, who'll be 28 in May. He, like his younger siblings, now 26 and 22, was a straight A student, but unli...

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