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Postby Damien » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:21 pm

Kirsten Stewart said the last time Horror was honored at the Oscars was The Exorcist in 1973, and then the first clip in the montage was Jaws, winner of 4 Oscars at the 1975 Oscars
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:58 pm

I happened to like most of the montage. But, I'm also a horror fan.

And The Shining got so much screen time compared to the other films. Not such a bad thing, IMO...hell, you even saw my site's logo backdrop in one of the scenes...so, I'm cool with it. :)
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Postby jack » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:57 pm

We've been pausing this show quite a bit, so we're about 30mins behind the rest of you, but what was with the tribute to horror? I've love horror movies - it's maybe my favourite genre - but was it not a bit off-kilter showing a montage of R rated movies (with emphasis on their R rated-ness) during an Oscar telecast? Not to mention that it was a shit montage...

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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:51 pm

Never - not during the superbowl, not during a Three Stooges short, NEVER - have I wanted to see a collision so badly.
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:51 pm

In the dictionary, lame should be accompanied by a video of the original score dance number...
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Postby dws1982 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:45 pm

Not, so far, the total trainwreck I was expecting/hoping/fearing. The big production number at the beginning was a disaster, but Martin and Baldwin had a funny opening act.

The Horror movie tribute felt like vintage Gil Cates, made even sillier by the fact that they had Kristen Stewart say that The Exorcist was the last Horror movie "on the Oscar stage" or something, when the montage showed several Oscar-winning (and nominated) Horror films that are not as old as The Exorcist.

ETA: Obviously, I wrote the top paragraph before the embarrassing dance montage. Is it too difficult to just play the music over a short montage from the movie? Really? It sounds simple enough, and people can get some sense of how the scores fit into the context of their films.




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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:36 pm

I must admit, these awards are providing some legit drama. The many, many discursive moments are soul-killing, but the awards themselves are quite entertaining. Love the clips. Finally they hit upon a viable solution.
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Postby jack » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:46 pm

Snick's Guy wrote:Interesting that we have gone back to "And The Winner Is ..." , wondering if other awards shows will now follow suit

I'll wager that they revert back to "and the Oscar goes to..." next year.

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:45 pm

It seems to really be moving along, but then again I took a bathroom break during the Hughes tribute, was it any good?

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:43 pm

And to think, this is more boring than most Oscarcasts I've seen.
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Postby Snick's Guy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:42 pm

Interesting that we have gone back to "And The Winner Is ..." , wondering if other awards shows will now follow suit

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Postby jack » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Okay, the Academy needs to take this thing back to the Shrine and re-hire Gil Cates and Louis Horvitz.

This couldn't be further from the Oscars I know.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:11 pm

Amanda Seyfried was the lead in the film Mamma Mia! and Chris Pine played Kirk in the remake.
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Postby Damien » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:09 pm

So far, two participants I'd never heard of Amanda Something and Somebody Pine. Oh well, I'd venture that Adam Shankman has never heard of Rainer Werner Fassbinder or Alain Resnais.
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Postby kaytodd » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:59 pm

I loved how they introduced the Animated Feature nominees. Very funny.
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