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by FilmFan720
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 358

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: 254

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: 511

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: 442

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: 627

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...
by FilmFan720
Thu May 25, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Cinematography Next?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Cinematography Next?

I was thinking we could do this in two phases. Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there. Phase 2 would begin with ...
by FilmFan720
Thu May 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Cinematography Next?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Cinematography Next?

I like this idea, especially because it is also going to include some different movies we haven't talked to death about yet!
by FilmFan720
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 80
Views: 2539

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

PICTURE Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour *Detroit Downsizing Dunkirk The Glass Castle Mother Mudbound Suburbicon Untitled Fashion Movie DIRECTOR Paul Thomas Anderson, Untitled Fashion Movie *Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit Daniel Cretton, The Glass Castle Alexander Payne, Downsizing Joe Wright, Darkest Ho...
by FilmFan720
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: New Oscar Rules
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: New Oscar Rules

I think this is slightly in response to The Revenant two years ago, which saw its score found ineligible because it had three different composers which violated the rules. I also wonder if this is a reaction to controversies they saw coming down the road. It seems like more and more filmmakers, part...
by FilmFan720
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 42
Views: 1475

Re: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

What a wonderful quote to read. Just got back from Spring Break vacation, so we are behind on the show, but enjoying it enough. The acting is superb, and while I struggle with Murphy when he leans too far into the grotesque, this mostly keeps everything with an honest undertone that keeps me riveted...
by FilmFan720
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 363
Views: 9870

Re: Everything Is Great Again

No, criddic is right. President is only capitalized when preceding a proper name, at least according to AP and MLA, the two most popular style guides.
by FilmFan720
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?

Mister Tee, thanks as always for this. Always a highlight. For the bonus round, I would cite Garth Davis as a director who I imagine is going to start getting prime material (this year he has a Mary Magdalene biopic) and could be back very soon. As far as actors, I will avoid my annual "What th...
by FilmFan720
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 2886

Re: Trivia

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg seems to be the only director to get his films a nomination in every category (except the now-defunct Song Score).
by FilmFan720
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 2886

Re: Trivia

I'm thinking Scorsese has had the best showing in this angle -- his films have won Oscars in all categories but original screenplay (both Gangs of New York and The Aviator were at least nominated there), original score, song (The Hands That Built America was actually the favorite there, but lost) a...
by FilmFan720
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2016

flipp525 wrote:Why the fuck are we doing these already for this year?


Yeah, why the rush? Can't we slow down a tad?

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