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by The Original BJ
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6208

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Not that I think she's a major contender, but since some have thrown her name about as a Supporting Actress possibility, I wanted to note that Universal is currently promoting Allison Williams for Best LEAD Actress for Get Out. Not sure what the reasoning behind this is.
by The Original BJ
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?

I disagree with that statement, BJ. No one is saying it was "good for blacks." But people ARE saying that. Bill O'Reilly literally had an entire program in response to Michelle Obama's Democratic Convention speech about how she lived in a house built by slaves where he argued that slaves ...
by The Original BJ
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?

Had nothing to do with McQueen's colour. Prissy is Scarlett's PROPERTY. I know Prissy is Scarlett's "property" but she along with Mammy and a number of others are also like family. Look, I get that you are coming from a completely different cultural context, so I don't assume ill intent, ...
by The Original BJ
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 382

Re: Honorary Oscars

There's always Oscar presenter extraordinaire Faye Dunaway.
by The Original BJ
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?
Replies: 30
Views: 495

Re: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?

Various second-hand sites are selling DVDs of The Blue Veil, When My Baby Smiles at Me, and Valiant is the Word for Carrie, but I've never purchased from any of them so I don't know how reliable they are. (The previously discussed Zeus DVD has Valiant, though Precious suggests that company is hit-or...
by The Original BJ
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 382

Re: Honorary Oscars

Cicely Tyson, Danny Glover or John Singleton would be better choices to cover the "African American quota" the Academy needs to have these days. As everything nowadays, it needs to be political correct. I'm going to push back on this statement, because (certainly in America right now), th...
by The Original BJ
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 382

Re: Honorary Oscars

Pretty good selection this year. Donald Sutherland is as overdue for recognition as any actor -- not even ONE nomination for his career! -- so that's a very welcome selection. Agnès Varda is the kind of filmmaker for whom you're glad the Honorary Oscar exists. She'd never get within miles of competi...
by The Original BJ
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Untitled Han Solo Film
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Untitled Han Solo Film

And Colin Trevorrow was just fired/mutually parted ways/whatever they're calling it from Star Wars Episode IX.
by The Original BJ
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Screenplay 1941
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Best Screenplay 1941

Once you've seen the roster of Original Screenplay nominees, it's easy to see why even an Academy otherwise blackballing Citizen Kane almost HAD to vote for it here. It's rare I say this about a movie, but at under 80 minutes, Tall, Dark and Handsome actually suffers from its own economy. The premis...
by The Original BJ
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?
Replies: 30
Views: 495

Re: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?

http://www.zeusdvds.com/ Since reading your responses, I found that the above website has copies of The Leatherneck and A Cage of Nightingales. Thanks! Cage of Nightingales is listed only under its French title, so it's no surprise that didn't come up when I Googled it some months back for the Scre...
by The Original BJ
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?
Replies: 30
Views: 495

Re: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?

Always happy to help people track things down. Here's what I've got: RELATIVELY EASY TO SEE: A Ship Comes In, The Letter, Sarah and Son, The Trespasser, Holiday, Laughter, and The Royal Family of Broadway are on YouTube. Weary River, The Dawn Patrol, These Three, Arise, My Love, Mister 880, and Seve...
by The Original BJ
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1980
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Best Cinematography 1980

On one hand, it seems like we're almost out of the era of (at least) one random WTF? nominee every year, but on the other, maybe it's just that I've happened to see a lot of the random nominees from here on. I mean, we have still had nominees like Searching for Bobby Fischer , Batman Forever , A Ci...
by The Original BJ
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1980
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Best Cinematography 1980

You could make a case that this year marks the end of the WTF era in this category, because it features both hallmarks of the period: a major player bafflingly excluded (The Elephant Man, whose shadow-filled black-and-white images are a crucial aspect of the film’s haunting experience) and two piece...
by The Original BJ
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?

Look, I think Gone With the Wind is a hugely impressive piece of moviemaking, and I can hold that opinion simultaneously with one that acknowledges some of its politics are fossilized, and that it (like every movie throughout film history) must be understood within the context of its time. (I also c...
by The Original BJ
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?

Reza wrote:Had nothing to do with McQueen's colour.


Prissy is Scarlett's PROPERTY.

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