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by dws1982
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

I'm not as well-versed on the Nobel Literature winners, but isn't Ishiguro's seven novels a relatively small body of work for the Nobel prize? Not that it would EVER happen, but my off-the-wall Nobel Literature wish is always Wendell Berry. His Port William novels are worthy of Faulkner, his poetry ...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1984
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Best Cinematography 1984

I would never say that Once Upon A Time In America is pro-rape, or even that it's misogynistic (I think it's too complicated to be reduced to simple adjectives like that), but I also won't sit through those scenes and say "that's just how things were then" without engaging them on a moral ...
by dws1982
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1984
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Best Cinematography 1984

I've never seen Once Upon a Time in America (largely because I didn't want to watch the truncated version) so I can't comment on that one... ...Amadeus has great production design and costumes, but its images aren't that memorable. Wish you had seen Once Upon A Time In America because I'd definitel...
by dws1982
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1984
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Best Cinematography 1984

Amadeus , quite easily. Agree with Big Magilla about Once Upon a Time In America , which I recently had the opportunity to see at the Belcourt in Nashville. It is most definitely a gorgeous-looking film. I know the 1984 version was the linear 140 minute version, but those childhood sequences were p...
by dws1982
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Best Cinematography 1983

This was one of those races where I wasn't quite sure whether it would be a landslide in one direction, or if the votes would split fairly evenly between two films, which is what has happened so far. I ultimately sided with The Right Stuff , but those who side with Fanny and Alexander get no argumen...
by dws1982
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2017 Emmys
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: 2017 Emmys

I guess everyone's good and sick of Veep/Julia Louis-Dreyfuss winning, but, from what I've seen of it (at other people's houses, as I don't have HBO), it's still a quite funny show. Season six is probably the "weakest" since the first season, but that's more an indication of how great sea...
by dws1982
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Best Cinematography 1982

1982...the year of my birth. Which, I don't even want to think about how old I just turned, and instead I'll focus on being in more-or-less the best physical shape of my life, and the fact that I'm about to close on my first home. I could be wrong, but this may be the earliest Cinematography lineup ...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Peter Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 100

R.I.P. Peter Hall

He did make some movies, but it's hard to remember what any of them were without looking on IMDB; he's certainly far more notable for what he did in theatre. It says that he had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011. My grandmother just died this past summer after years of suffering from dementia for...
by dws1982
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Should "Gone with the Wind" go the way of the Confederate flag?
Replies: 20
Views: 602

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

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "this scene was not played as master-beating-slave." The scene is LITERALLY a master beating her slave. Yeah, and I think it's worth pointing out that Scarlett has the freedom to slap Prissy because of their respective positions in the social hierarchy....
by dws1982
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: I, Tonya reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: I, Tonya reviews

Kind of surprising to see such a new distributor take this, especially with Netflix offering upwards of $10 million. Maybe missing out on a few high-profile films like this will get Netflix to rethink their distribution model.
by dws1982
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2016-2017 Emmy Awards
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: 2016-2017 Emmy Awards

They handed out the Creative Arts awards this weekend, which is the first hundred or so categories. Saturday Night Live , Stranger Things , and Westworld were the top winners with five awards each. The Night Of won four well-deserved technical awards, including a Cinematography award for Fred Elmes,...
by dws1982
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1981
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Best Cinematography 1981

I'll side with Magilla this time around: though I didn't love Chariots of Fire overall, I found its cinematography exquisite -- it looked like tintypes from the 20s brought to life. I was sorry it wasn't cited, and happy for David Watkin that he won several years on. (He'd also done great work on L...
by dws1982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Honorary Oscars

D.A. Pennebaker got one a few years back as well. I don't think it's quite accurate to label Burnett a documentary filmmaker, though. He's made some documentaries (none of which has been widely shown), but Agnes Varda has probably made as many as he has, and the movies he's most known for are narrat...
by dws1982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Honorary Oscars

Frankly I've never seen anything from Charles Brackett. After looking him up at IMDb his filmography looks very slim and nothing stand out. He's a hugely important filmmaker, and Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger alone make him worthy of this recognition. And Nightjohn is one of the best chil...
by dws1982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Honorary Oscars

Frankly I've never seen anything from Charles Brackett. After looking him up at IMDb his filmography looks very slim and nothing stand out. He's a hugely important filmmaker, and Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger alone make him worthy of this recognition. And Nightjohn is one of the best chil...

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