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by rain Bard
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Actor 1947
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

Missing from that list is a glaring omission common to so many noirs that its absence really mars the list: the shadow of World War II is often made explicit, usually through a character with a past as a veteran. Obviously not a requirement of every noir, but then neither is a femme (or homme) fata...
by rain Bard
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Actor 1947
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

More 1947 noirs worth shouting (or at least raising one's voice) about: Nightmare Alley They Won't Believe Me The Woman On The Beach The Lady From Shanghai Born To Kill High Wall Dark Passage Pursued The Gangster Desperate Railroaded and if foreign noirs count: Quai Des Orfevres Brighton Rock It Al...
by rain Bard
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: 2011
Topic: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Replies: 4
Views: 678

I've seen it four times (as I have, at minimum, all of Apichatpong's five feature films), and I'm not sure where to begin to answer your question. But I think I could pick at it from various points. Any specific questions you have? While you're thinking, here is a link to an interview I recently ga...
by rain Bard
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: A Mysterious Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Perhaps not socially, but they might have bumped into each other on the Fox lot. Perhaps even been introduced by John Wayne. Pickfair (Mary Pickford and Doug Fairbanks' estate) was certainly the most famous Hollywood mansion of the twenties. I don't know if it had a reputation for being terribly so...
by rain Bard
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: A Mysterious Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

It sounds like you've got some specific requirements for this party that you aren't revealing to us, which is why it needs to be set in 1926-8. Your comment on "stopping work on sound-on-film" is intriguingly vague. I don't know if it helps to know that the William Desmond Taylor was still very muc...
by rain Bard
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: 83rd Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Film Editing
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

The Social Network is not just people talking; there are at least two major scenes that showcase editing in a fairly flashy way- the Facemash scene and the crew race (two very dissimilarly-edited scenes by the way). I think it's very very likely that Inception would have won the category if it had ...
by rain Bard
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: 83rd Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Film Editing
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Don't leave out Kevin Brownlow, Sabin!

As for Inception, remember that the nominees are picked only by branch members, not the general Academy. I'm not not all members of the branch are going to see through "film edit-y" but more of them are than general voters.
by rain Bard
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: 83rd Nominations and Winners
Topic: 83rd Oscars Trivia
Replies: 86
Views: 11165

Toy Story 3 is the first film to win Best Animated Feature and Best Song. Only two other Animated Feature winners have won awards in another category as well; Up won Best Score and The Incredibles won Best Sound Editing. It's the first sequel to win the Best Animated Feature category, and (I'm pret...
by rain Bard
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: 83rd Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Original Score
Replies: 21
Views: 3085

Easily.
by rain Bard
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Your Final Oscar Predictions
Replies: 42
Views: 7719

Picture: The Social Network r-u: the King's Speech Director: Fincher r-u: Hooper Actor: Firth r-u: Bardem Actress: Benning r-u: Portman Supporting Actor: Bale r-u: Rush Supporting Actress: Leo r-u: Steinfeld O. Screenplay: Seidler r-u: Cholodenko & Blumberg A. Screeplay: Sorkin r-u: Coens Score: Re...
by rain Bard
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Categores One-by-One: Best Cinematography
Replies: 19
Views: 3286

Come on, even Oscar expert Jackie Harvey is predicting Deakens this year...
by rain Bard
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: 83rd Nominations and Winners
Topic: Ceremony Details
Replies: 42
Views: 4892

Since they've invited Celine Dion to groan through the In Memoriam segment I guess they won't be using John Barry's music to take us through it. Theoretically, she could sing one of the many many songs Barry wrote or co-wrote, though it's hard to think of any that are both well-known enough for the...
by rain Bard
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: The Fighter reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 3999

I never knew boxing movies were only in American cinema. I guess Rocco And His Brothers is a rare anomaly?
by rain Bard
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Dogtooth's reputation in certain circles is so bad (it was roundly hated at the geriatric Palm Springs Film Festival, for example) that I wonder if even the prospect of having to sit through an official Academy screening of it might scare off some of the regular FLF voters, thus making the pool of ...
by rain Bard
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Henning Bendtsen
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Gertrud is an incredibly well-shot film.

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