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by Uri
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 55
Views: 2343

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

If this year is Malek and Close, then they would tie with George Arliss/Norma Shearer (1930) for the third biggest gap ever. Ahm, we know Arliss was born in 1868, but when was Shearer born? 1902? I remember when she was supposed to have been born in 1900. And then there's the burning question of ho...
by Uri
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 55
Views: 2343

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Big Magilla wrote:Although no one could match Mercury's range, the false teeth that Malek wore supposedly enabled him to reach higher notes than he normally could.


Not that the rest of the stuff doesn't come off as PR bullshit, but this is really, but really, pushing the envelope.
by Uri
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 55
Views: 2343

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury is easily the best such portrayal since James Cagney impersonated George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy . I even went down to my knees to look under the bed and I still couldn't trace a hint of sarcasm in this statement. Really? No Susan Hayward in her sho...
by Uri
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 31
Views: 1152

Re: Your best picture ballot

A man comes to the Rabi and says: “my wife is like this and that and I can’t stand it”, and the Rabbi says: “you’re right”. Then that man’s wife comes and says: “my husband is like this and that and I can’t stand it”, and the Rabbi says: “you’re right”. Then the Rabbi’s wife, who heard it all says: ...
by Uri
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: (D)Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: (D)Evaluating the nominees

I wonder if, when it comes to Adams, there’s something of an American/non-American thing. (At first, I thought straight American thing, but no). It's the cross-race effect – you seem to be more attentive to nuances and depths I tend to rather blindly generalize, as you say. For me, she appears to be...
by Uri
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: (D)Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: (D)Evaluating the nominees

Reza wrote: A "problem" she has in common with Deborah Kerr.


Thank you, but we'll have to disagree about Kerr - I get where you're coming from, but "bland" and "not in your face" are not the same. I love Deborah Kerr. Adams - nah.
by Uri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: (D)Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 15
Views: 540

(D)Evaluating the nominees

Part of the annual closure of the year ritual, along with person/book/song/trend/whatever of the year, we also get suggestions for word of the year. Since this is our conclusion of the last cinematic year, I guess as far as the Oscars are concerned, the current Word of the Year must be “Obvious”. An...
by Uri
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

Elia Kazan got nominees in three of the four categories with his fourth film ( Gentleman's Agreement ) and hit all four categories with his seventh ( A Streetcar Named Desire) . By the time Gentleman's Agreement scored nominations for actor, actress ans supporting actress(es), Kazan had already had...
by Uri
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

I just realized that by Foy not getting in Supporting Actress, Chazelle fell short in being one of the few directors to get his actors acting nominations in all 4 categories. And he would have done this in just his first 4 films. Does anyone have the updated list of directors to achieve this? And w...
by Uri
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia, if you please
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Trivia, if you please

Christian Bale and Amy adams are nominated for the same film for the third time - The Fighter, American Hustle ans now Vice. Never happened before. And only Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver and Madam Curie), Marlon Brando and Karl Malden (A Streetcar Names Desire and On the Waterfront) ...
by Uri
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

This is the first time the last two supporting actor winners were nominated in the same year. It happened twice before in the Best Actress category - Fontaine and Garson in 1943, Jones and Bergman in 1945 with Garson, Jones and Bergman making it three in a row repeating in 1945. Back in 1935 all 4 ...
by Uri
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

Big Magilla wrote:I Bacall's two husbands and Plowright's one were both dead when they were nominated.


Not that he didn't look like he was, but was Robards really dead when he made Magnolia?
by Uri
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

And - Olivier and Plowright had also a 53 years gap between Wuthering Heights and Enchanted April.
by Uri
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

Now all we need is for Mia Farrow to be nominated so she and Sinatra can break the record.
by Uri
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1661

Re: Reactions

Woodward and Newman had a 45 years span while Coronin and Tandy had 47 (Tandy was nominated again for the tomatoes movie).

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