[PO] Penelope's Elimination Game

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Postby The Original BJ » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:51 pm

Are we calling it over? Is that it?

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Postby The Original BJ » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:35 am

Bump.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:26 pm

I guess we should probably call this game over. Nothing has been done in nearly a month.
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Postby flipp525 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:30 am

Sorry for the hold-up... I was preparing all week for my first workshop (which went great, btw) and will have plenty of time this weekend to get caught up on this and Best by the Best.
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Postby The Original BJ » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Boyle, Van Sant, and Fincher are all really talented filmmakers. I'm not sure anyone would argue that Slumdog, Milk, and Benjamin Button are their quintessential films, but I think they all do very fine work elevating mainstream material into stuff that's special. Boyle gives Slumdog exciting momentum, and Van Sant creates a vivid sense of community (full of wonderful, lived-in performances) in Milk, but I'll give it to David Fincher, for creating a visually stunning work full of power and ambition.

Ron Howard's direction of Frost/Nixon is competent, nothing more.

Stephen Daldry's direction of The Reader is incompetent. I still can't believe this guy has so many Oscar nominations!!

Flipp, take Original Screenplay 1973.

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Postby rain Bard » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:45 pm

I'm giving it to Hans Christian Anderson.

OBJ: take Best Director 2008

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Postby flipp525 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:29 am

Well, you didn't delineate who you were passing to or pick an category ('52 and '53 are both open for the category of Color Cinematography), either of which might've sped things up.

rainbard, let's give you Best Color Cinematography, '52.
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Postby Sabin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:59 pm

Yay! Non-functioning game!
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Postby Sabin » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:20 pm

Yeah...

Three Coins in the Fountain or Rear Window? Three Coins in the Fountain? Or Rear Window? Hmmm...should I put the game on hold until I watch The Egyptian and the Silver Chalice?

Rear Window. Whichever is open: Best Color Cinematography from 1952 or 53.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:23 pm

James Dunn is an extremely deserving winner here, and I am tempted to use my pass on him. I wasn't that impressed with Michael Chekhov (in a Hitchcock I don's much care for) and I haven't seem the other three. However, I can't begrudge the only opportunity to give Robert Mitchum an Oscar. He can take it.

Sabin (who I think is next): Color Cinematography 1954
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Postby flipp525 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:15 am

HarryGoldfarb wrote:FilmFan... Supporting Actor '45

We'll just ignore the double Director '03 posting (since it yielded the same winner anyway) and continue along with FilmFan.
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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:08 pm

Usually, If I spent a lot of time away from this place I read all the messages, specially to know everybody's opinion. Last week I was on my vacations. When I finally got home I checked the site and noticed I was next on this game and thought I was holding it for a while. That's why I answered without revising all the posts (I did checked, however, the last 4).

But then again, I agree with the hiatus thing... is reasonable. But then again, I think I'm going to spend a lot of more time away from this place and not gonna be able to post as regularly as these games requires. I'm returning to work next week, a lot of hard work is expecting me and in a few months I'm going to start my Critical Care specialty course (I'm graduating as a specialist in Internal Medicine in November). So... probably I'm ot going to be around as much as I'd like. Flipp, please, maybe for a while but for now I ask you to take me out of the game. Good luck to everyone, I'll try to come around as much as I can...
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Postby flipp525 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:22 pm

That's my fault. I was going to update the lists this weekend, but hadn't gotten around to it. I just adopted a kitten on Wednesday and have grad school and a full-time job, so this has taken a backseat. I've been trying to stay more on top of things, and was going to try and catch up today/tomorrow.
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Postby Okri » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:12 pm

Not to hassle anyone, but I just did best director of 2003 five days before Harry. It's literally five comments before his post. And we ended up choosing the same directors. I know that the list isn't updated yet (I'll try to do that this weekend to help flipp out), but if we're not really reading the posts, I'm wondering if it's time to put this game on hiatus. Especially as it was designed (I think) as an inter-Oscar time waster, and we're getting down to the nitty gritty of the oscar season pretty soon.


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