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by Greg
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Campaign 2020

I would love to think that we are at a point where a progressive could win the Presidency, but I don't think we're there yet, even as an alternative to Trump. The big question is what happens with the economy. It appears that we might be moving into a recession. If we are, then how much of a downtu...
by Greg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Campaign 2020

Bizarre fight breaks out in House over whether socialists are Nazis:

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/ ... te-1237472
by Greg
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2129
Views: 92004

Re: New Developments III

Dow falls 460 points as US recession indicator flashes red:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/22/investin ... index.html
by Greg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens

So here's my take on what, in my opinion, was a fantastic year for films. How fantastic? I might take my entire top ten from 2018 over anything from 2017. (Maybe not...I'd have to do some rewatching to know for sure, but it's close.) Best Film: 1- First Man But First Man 's screenplay doesn't even ...
by Greg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

The Nun's Story covers a lot of territory and would have been a fine winner if it were not up against Ben-Hur . Robert Surtees' Oscar was the only one of that fim's eleven wins that I wouldn't take away. You don't think the chariot race warranted its award for Film Editing? Magilla's reply: I thoug...
by Greg
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

This reminds me of what might be a very controversial view of mine. I think local control of education is a mistake and the responsibility of the public-school system should be moved from state and local government to the Federal Government.
by Greg
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33139

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Setting the record straight on GND and Modern Money Theory

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/433 ... ary-theory
by Greg
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing

FilmFan720 wrote:No, sound editing is the creation of sound that wasn’t captured live. Think of an old radio foley table and anything on there.


That reminds me of this funny segment from the old TV series Get Smart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiZy3yu7qbM

Ironically, the sound of the clip is somewhat poor.
by Greg
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing

Sabin wrote:I’ll say this... I never for a second was taken out by the lip syncing. That’s sound editing.


So, in this instance, sound mixing would involve the volume, pitch, and timbre of Mercury's voice; but, sound editing would involve how Mercury's voice matches Malek's lips?
by Greg
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

As is my tradition, here is a listing of the most recent years for which I have correctly predicted for all the Oscar categories: 2018: Director Adapted Screenplay Lead Actor Supporting Actor Supporting Actress Foreign Language Film Animated Feature Documentary Short Subject Animated Short Subject O...
by Greg
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing

So, is anyone up to explaining the difference between Sound Mixing and Sound Editing and why Bohemian Rhapsody's win for Sound Editing is so much more egregious than its win for Sound Mixing?
by Greg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1083

Re: Trivia

None of the acting winners has ever lost an acting nomination. Three won their first Oscars on their first nomination, and, the fourth won his second Oscar on his second nomination.
by Greg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

FilmFan720 wrote:Tie Breaker One: Aretha Franklin (with as crazy as this Oscar year has been, I am assuming they won't hesitate to put a non-film person in this slot)


How quickly you forget The Blues Brothers :wink:
by Greg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33139

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Here is something much more newsworthy than this Jussie Smollett business.

U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1Q933O
by Greg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2600

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Another bad idea as reported by the New York Times via Entertainment Weekly: Serena Williams may not have anything to do with this year’s crop of Oscar nominees but the world-famous tennis player will have an important role in next Sunday’s Academy Awards. As The New York Times reports, Williams — ...

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