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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:26 pm

--FilmFan720 wrote:I'm sorry, but this is one of the more ridiculous conversations this board has had in a while.

Was that before or after I added my two cents? :O




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Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:18 pm

--Okri wrote:Paranoid Park: Should've been better. Staggeringly well shot with the last half in particular very effective. Best shower scene since Psycho. 7/10

I'm guessing you don't mean the one Van Sant himself shot? :;):




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Postby Okri » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:12 pm

Heh.

The Last Mistress: The first Breillat film that doesn't suck. Argento's not much an actress, but she's certainly got screen presence. 7/10

Paranoid Park: Should've been better. Staggeringly well shot with the last half in particular very effective. Best shower scene since Psycho. 7/10

You Only Live Once: Henry Fonda only has two acting nominations in his career? Amongst AMPAS' greatest oversights. Incredibly well shot (the jail escape, the robbery), marred by a slightly schematic script. 8/10

Living Out Loud: I'd forgotten how agreeable this film was. Holly Hunter's never been finer, Devito's wonderful, Latifah has charisma to spare. 7.5/10

Flight of the Red Balloon: Largely boring, but when it gets mishevious (that damn balloon, the puppets), it springs to life. 5/10

The Counterfeiters: Ehh. Well acted. Inane framing device. Interesting story that could've been much better. 6/10

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Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:44 pm

I'm sorry, but this is one of the more ridiculous conversations this board has had in a while.
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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:25 pm

no one I know who uses it uses it insincerely. Remember that Urban dictionary documents origin and likely at-the-time feelings towards a word. My bad may be a teensy bit flippant, but I've seldom heard it used as a remorseless response.
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:31 pm

--Reza wrote:
--Damien wrote:The first time I ever heard "my bad" was on this board in a post by Sabin. But that was back in 1999 or 2000.

I also heard ''my bad'' for the first time on this board and I thought the person was making a genuine grammatical mistake as I assumed english was not his first language.

And I am hardly a ''square'' Oscar Guy but this phrase just doesn't sound right. It's like that jive talk rappers use in their songs.

Professor Higgins would shoot on sight anybody who uses this phrase.

This was the first place I'd encountered the expression as well, and the only place I've ever used it. I thought it was short for "sorry for my bad mistake", but the urban dictionary explanation makes it sound as if it is not only bad grammar, but insincere as well.

Accordingly, I shan't use it any more unless I mean to be sarcastic in my response.




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Postby Sabin » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:01 pm

Good thing he's dead then.
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Postby Reza » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:50 pm

Damien wrote:The first time I ever heard "my bad" was on this board in a post by Sabin. But that was back in 1999 or 2000.

I also heard ''my bad'' for the first time on this board and I thought the person was making a genuine grammatical mistake as I assumed english was not his first language.

And I am hardly a ''square'' Oscar Guy but this phrase just doesn't sound right. It's like that jive talk rappers use in their songs.

Professor Higgins would shoot on sight anybody who uses this phrase.

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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:11 pm

Wow. I can't believe I misremembered that...maybe it was that there was talk surrounding them getting nominations that I've confused. It did end up with a Makeup nod and was nominated at the Art Directors Guild.
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Postby The Original BJ » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:52 pm

OscarGuy wrote:The Fall is by Tarsem Singh who also did The Cell, which was a surprise inclusion in Art Direction and Costume Design several years ago.

Not at the Oscars.

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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:20 pm

The Fall is by Tarsem Singh who also did The Cell, which was a surprise inclusion in Art Direction and Costume Design several years ago. This year, the film is already in my predictions list as potential upsets. So, no surprises this year. :)
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Postby Cinemanolis » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:02 pm

The Fall 8/10

Wonderful cinematography, art direction, costume design, make up and music score. This film could be a dark horse in every one of these categories at the Oscars. The little girl gave one of the best performances by a child actress i have ever seen.




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Postby abcinyvr » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:35 pm

Slumdog Millionaire 9/10
Felt genuinely moved by this. It was not what I was expecting - right from the first scenes.

Frost/Nixon 7/10
Been a long time since I actually watched, let alone liked, a Ron Howard film. Not really a talented director, but the film worked and moved well.

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Postby Damien » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:28 pm

The first time I ever heard "my bad" was on this board in a post by Sabin. But that was back in 1999 or 2000.
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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:55 am

Don't be a "square", Reza. This is the "happenin'" thing these days.

Seriously, though, I am literate and "my bad" doesn't bother me in the least and some of those statements are very old connotations that no longer apply. "my bad" has moved far away from the gangsta/wannabe vernacular and has entered common usage.
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