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by FilmFan720
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 115
Views: 2690

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

The fringe/handicapped best actor candidates are really crashing at the box-office. Breathe opened this weekend to less than $500 per at 300 theatres. Stronger is actually -- well, stronger -- but is finishing at about $4 million. Given neither film got any real critical support, it's hard to see h...
by FilmFan720
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)
Replies: 48
Views: 1567

Re: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)

I've been meaning to add in that I saw Newton, India's submission, this summer at the Traverse City Film Festival. It is a delightful black comedy, with enough sympathy and charm (it is never as dark as it feels like it could be) that would make this seem like a possible contender. It should play to...
by FilmFan720
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2017 Baseball Playoffs
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: 2017 Baseball Playoffs

Mister Tee, I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed reading your thoughts on these games this week. Please keep them coming!
by FilmFan720
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

I agree, but the question Heksagon put out was LIVING. I did say that, but to be fair, I didn't actually follow that restriction myself either. Sienkiewicz did not live to see Quo Vadis get nominated. :roll: Singer was still alive when Yentl was released though. Oh, living at the time of the movie....
by FilmFan720
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

I guess even those who haven't read Ishiguro's books are familiar with the film adaptation of The Remains of the Day . I believe this film also makes Ishiguro the only living Nobel Prize winner whose work has been adapted to an Oscar nominated Best Picture. Others (that I can think of) have been Jo...
by FilmFan720
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

I guess even those who haven't read Ishiguro's books are familiar with the film adaptation of The Remains of the Day . I believe this film also makes Ishiguro the only living Nobel Prize winner whose work has been adapted to an Oscar nominated Best Picture. Others (that I can think of) have been Jo...
by FilmFan720
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 115
Views: 2690

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

In regards to what'll win Best Picture, IMO It’s coming down to ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Three Billboards’,‘The Florida Project’, and ‘The Shape of Water.’ Or Darkest Hour (if it picks up a King Speech-like audience). Or The Post (if it is vintage, timely Spielberg). Or Dunkirk (if it remains in ev...
by FilmFan720
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

Greg, I'm so sorry to hear. When it rains, it pours. Hopefully, there will be some less rainy days ahead, if not some sunshine!
by FilmFan720
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

The great Harry Dean Stanton (SAG, you missed your chance for what would have been a much deserved career award) is the second member of the original Alien film to pass away this year. Creepily enough, they were also the first two members to die in the film (and in the same order). So, who's next? ...
by FilmFan720
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

Precious Doll wrote:The great Harry Dean Stanton (SAG, you missed your chance for what would have been a much deserved career award) is the second member of the original Alien film to pass away this year.


Creepily enough, they were also the first two members to die in the film (and in the same order).
by FilmFan720
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Best Cinematography 1972

What a lineup. Like most everyone else, I will go with Cabaret, the obviously easy choice here (especially with The Godfather somehow left off and Cries and Whispers pushed until 1973). Those musical numbers are like nothing else in film (even the imitators don't get anywhere near them) for the way ...
by FilmFan720
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting again

OscarGuy wrote:Gene Hackman is the only living actor I can think of who announced he was retiring and actually did it.


Sean Connery.
by FilmFan720
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinemaqtography 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Best Cinemaqtography 1969

This is as uninspiring a group of nominees as this category has ever put together. It is a series of genre films that tend to sparkle when shot well -- period dramas, musicals, westerns, and a space adventure -- but there is little interesting going on in any of these films. I voted for Butch Cassid...
by FilmFan720
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1968
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Best Cinematography 1968

Like many, I voted Romeo and Juliet here more out of desperation than anything else. Even with my limited viewing history, I could fill out this slate excitedly with none of these nominees: Once Upon a Time in the West, 2001, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Planet of the Apes, and Rosemary's Baby...to...
by FilmFan720
Wed May 31, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Best Cinematography 1967

OK, I'm really going to try to keep up with this, at least for a little bit. Every year I seem to be missing 1 or 2 nominees, but of course, most of them are the harder to find nominees! Doctor Dolittle is the first to go here. It is an ugly looking film and there isn't much to really highlight here...

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