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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby flipp525 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:18 pm

I saw this on another forum:

"I asked Graham Moore if he was gay. Graham told me that he is a straight man. I told him rather grandly that all of my films had gay themes. Perhaps, sensing my ire, my gay militancy or simply knowing that a gay film maker in Hollywood is perceived as a lesser film maker, to some… no more than a pornographer, Moore boasted that he had gone to great lengths to purge the film of anything gay. He didn't want Turing's gayness to be a 'distraction'. He didn't want gay sex to 'put off the majority'. He was adamant that he didn't want his film to be a gay film."

That really justifies every damn complaint some of us had about this film. Moore wins an Oscar for a script about a gay genius, speaks with a definite gay voice, gives an emotional speech about how he once attempted suicide and reaches out to other young people who may feel the way he did... and then says he's NOT gay? Honey, no.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby Snick's Guy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:29 am

Let dws have his opinion - he's entitled to it without someone getting all "political" on him

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby dws1982 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:27 am

I'm not going to argue with you. You can find several posts where I express my feelings about the film, none of which hide the fact that I found it much more complex and probing than most of its fans or detractors. I'm content to let my previous posts suffice.
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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby rolotomasi99 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:05 am

dws1982 wrote:
rolotomasi99 wrote:At least those piece of crap screenplays for AMERICAN SNIPER and THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING did not win. Maybe THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL should have pushed to be an adapted screenplay (inspired by the books of Stefan Zweig). It might have been able to win here.

I think Sniper and Theory would've been much more deserving than Imitation Game. But he gave a good speech, and I'm not going to be grumpy about his win.


Really? Was there something in particular that impressed you about AMERICAN SNIPER's screenplay? Was it the Fox News talking points that Chris Kyle kept spouting? Was it his wife's constant crying and begging him to be a loving husband and father? Was it the simplistic and xenophobic portrayal of the Iraqi people? What did you like about that screenplay?
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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby dws1982 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:50 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote:
Okri wrote:
dws1982 wrote:I get the feeling he probably could've written a better screenplay about the things he discussed in his speech.


Ditto.


At least those piece of crap screenplays for AMERICAN SNIPER and THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING did not win. Maybe THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL should have pushed to be an adapted screenplay (inspired by the books of Stefan Zweig). It might have been able to win here.

I think Sniper and Theory would've been much more deserving than Imitation Game. But he gave a good speech, and I'm not going to be grumpy about his win.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby Heksagon » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:48 pm

That's actually true. Usually the Adapted category is the stronger one, but not this year.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Okri wrote:
dws1982 wrote:I get the feeling he probably could've written a better screenplay about the things he discussed in his speech.


Ditto.


At least those piece of crap screenplays for AMERICAN SNIPER and THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING did not win. Maybe THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL should have pushed to be an adapted screenplay (inspired by the books of Stefan Zweig). It might have been able to win here.
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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby Okri » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:41 pm

dws1982 wrote:I get the feeling he probably could've written a better screenplay about the things he discussed in his speech.


Ditto.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby dws1982 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:39 pm

I get the feeling he probably could've written a better screenplay about the things he discussed in his speech.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:38 pm

Heksagon wrote:The second person to mention suicide tonight.


At least he didn't get played off when mentioning it.

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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:38 pm

Nobody predicted that standing ovation. The speeches all night have been more substantive than usual. I love it!
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Re: Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby Heksagon » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:37 pm

The second person to mention suicide tonight.

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Best Adapted Screenplay

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:35 pm

The Imitation Game
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