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by dws1982
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Jerry Lewis
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: R.I.P. Jerry Lewis

If you look at something like The Ladies Man , it's pretty tough to deny that he had a strong command of filmmaking in general. (That movie definitely deserved an Art Direction nomination too.) I tend to prefer his movies with Frank Tashlin, but at any rate he was definitely a unique comedic voice i...
by dws1982
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1978
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Best Cinematography 1978

So we've had lots of pretty lopsided results in the 70's, and this one (as I expected) has been no different. I'm wondering when we'll get a closer race? I don't think next year is that year (given that two of the main achievements of that year weren't nominated), but maybe the 80's will bring us so...
by dws1982
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1977
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Best Cinematography 1977

For what it's worth, Close Encounters is supposed to get some kind of theatrical re-release the first weekend in September for its 40th Anniversary. Whether that's a week-long release, or a few of those two-day only showings (like the TCM presents series), I'm not sure.
by dws1982
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Barbara Cook
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: R.I.P. Barbara Cook

flipp525 wrote:Cook's performance of "Too Many Mornings" in the concert version of Follies with George Hearn is one of my favorite things ever. She was just magical and heartbreaking.

That's one of my favorite Sondheim songs, and that is definitely a great version of it.
by dws1982
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ty Hardin
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: R.I.P. Ty Hardin

Can't say I recall ever seeing him in anything, although IMDb tells me I've seen a few movies he was in. "We are a nation founded on Christian principles and values. Even if you don't agree with our system, don't ignore its success, as Christian's believers built the greatest nation this world ...
by dws1982
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Glen Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: R.I.P. Glen Campbell

Earned his spot in the record books early on, with "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Gentle On My Mind", "Wichita Lineman", and (my favorite of his songs) "Galveston". Not a big fan of some of his stuff that followed that; "Rhinestone County" may not ...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Detroit reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Detroit reviews

For what it's worth, I saw this at a 12:30 showing and was the only person in a theatre that seated about 120. I was very mixed on this. I read one person describe this as a liberal version of 13 Hours and I think that's an apt description. I texted a friend the following: First 45 minutes: 4/10 Nex...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Wonderstruck reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Wonderstruck reviews

All of this proves that Terrence Malick was years ahead of his time when he put out To the Wonder a few years back.
by dws1982
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Wonderstruck reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Wonderstruck reviews

Starting with Wonder Wheel , Amazon is going to self-distribute all of their films. Not sure if it'll make any difference on commercial/award prospects, but it's probably worth mentioning. Everything they've put out so far has involved collaboration with another distributor. Wonderstruck will be dis...
by dws1982
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 148
Views: 3509

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

(And certainly, I count their USA era, as it was the same team under a different name. In fact, I believe the team was together even earlier as Gramercy, in which case you can credit them for Fargo and Elizabeth.) You could back that up and include Four Weddings and a Funeral , The Usual Suspects ,...
by dws1982
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sam Shepard
Replies: 3
Views: 160

R.I.P. Sam Shepard

This could arguably go in the theater sub-forum, but his career as an actor was pretty substantial itself. --------------- Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73 BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed awa...
by dws1982
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Venice 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Venice 2017

Kechiche probably can't ever show his face in Cannes again after he pawned his Palme D'Or and all, but he's definitely a big enough name to warrant a spot here. Will be interested in the reaction to this one.
by dws1982
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Angelina Jolie is a jerk
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Angelina Jolie is a jerk

Angelina Jolie Had an … Unconventional Method for Casting Her Latest Movie On Tuesday, Vanity Fair published a sprawling profile of Angelina Jolie, which covered her divorce from Brad Pitt, her family life, and her latest project — First They Killed My Father, a movie adaptation of activist Loung U...
by dws1982
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Dunkirk reviews
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: Dunkirk reviews

(I didn't have the reaction dws did to the IMAX 70mm, though I should add that mine was at a normal theater, with a screen that didn't curve, so it likely didn't present the same issues -- I was more perturbed I paid $28.50 for a ticket plus $3 for parking for the whole experience.) Yikes! At least...
by dws1982
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Heard
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: R.I.P. John Heard

Like Landau (only with less acclaim), Heard was a true work-horse. He made a lot of crap, but Home Alone guaranteed him a permanent spot in the public consciousness. I guess my favorite of his performances that I've seen was in a small indie film from about ten years ago called Steel City ...the mov...

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