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Re: The Social Network

Postby Big Magilla » Sun May 13, 2012 5:10 am

What a difference a year makes. Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield's character and the film's de facto hero) is now being painted as something of an opportunistic, ungrateful lout now that he has renounced his U.S. citizenship and moved to Singapore to bask in his millions without having to pay capital gains taxes on his Facebook earnings.

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Postby Sabin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Chariots of Fire elicits no reaction. On Golden Pond at least elicits jeers. Reds is good. It does drag but it's fairly riveting, overly ambitious stuff in a way that may be a mixed bag but an always interesting one. Atlantic City may never be achieve classic status but it's a great film, or at least it has a great script and two wonderful performances. I really like it. But Raiders of the Lost Ark (nobody's idea of a masterpiece at the time, I'd wager) is likely to be remembered as the stand-out.

The most interesting thing about Reds' legacy is its only recent DVD debut and Beatty's total unwillingness to allow it to be altered in any way, shape, or form. There is a veil of mystique to it that came back a couple years ago when it was released. It's aged rather well.
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Postby Okri » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:06 pm

On Golden Pond is boring tripe.

Chariots of Fire is way better than Reds and would be my vote in that line-up

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:11 pm

Oh, calm down, Mary. Keep up the momentum.
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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:09 pm

As Magilla can attest, I've been making significant strides in catching up on movies. My opinion was expressed only with regard to the three films I've seen, which makes my opinion that Chariots of Fire is inferior to at least two of the Best Picture nominees entirely valid in evaluating whether Chariots was a deserving winner.

And I'm not going to change my nick after 15 years just because you don't feel it is an appropriate moniker. My having seen or not seen every Oscar nominee ever in no way prohibits me from expressing my opinions and predictions with regard to the Oscars.

In the last year, I have seen the following films. Only a handful were re-watches. So, I reject your claim that I am not making an effort. Just because I do not actively pursue the specific films that you feel necessary in no way degrades my effort.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 1932
In Old Chicago 1937
Jezebel 1938
Holiday 1938
Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
Stagecoach 1939
Foreign Correspondent 1940
Grapes of Wrath 1940
Shop Around the Corner 1940
Great Lie 1941
Meet John Doe 1941
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 1941
National Velvet 1944
Laura 1944
Big Sleep 1946
Out of the Past 1947
Monsieur Verdoux 1947
Key Largo 1948
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949
Harvey 1950
Bad and the Beautiful 1952
Quiet Man 1952
Stalag 17 1953
Band Wagon, The 1953
Night of the Hunter 1955
Killer's Kiss 1955
Killing 1956
Searchers 1956
Sayonara 1957
Paths of Glory 1957
Sweet Smell of Success 1957
Separate Tables 1958
Diary of Anne Frank 1959
Elmer Gantry 1960
Fanny 1961
Advise and Consent 1962
Miracle Worker 1962
Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962
V.I.P.s 1963
Charade 1963
Zorba the Greek 1964
Patch of Blue, A 1965
Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum 1966
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
Rosemary's Baby 1968
Lion in Winter 1968
Cactus Flower 1969
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969
Airport 1970
Five Easy Pieces 1970
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971
Butterflies Are Free 1972
Wicker Man 1973
Paper Moon 1973
Airport '75 1974
Shampoo 1975
Seven Beauties 1975
Nashville 1975
Julia 1977
California Suite 1978
Midnight Express 1978
Melvin and Howard 1980
Reds 1981
Year of Living Dangerously 1982
Poltergeist 1982
Prizzi's Honor 1985
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
Labyrinth 1986
Moonstruck 1987
Accidental Tourist 1988
My Left Foot 1989
Ghost 1990
Fisher King 1991
Piano 1993
Bullets over Broadway 1994
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Postby flipp525 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:04 am

OscarGuy wrote:I have not seen On Golden Pond or Atlantic City as yet.

This is, of course, going to come off as bitchy, but I'm always surprised at how many basic "Oscar" films you still haven't seen, Wes (especially for someone calling themselves "OscarGuy"). Maybe you should take a break from updating your site and catch up on what I'd consider some pretty standard fare.

I don't think you can even really participate in a conversation about Best Picture 1981 having seen only 3 out of 5 nominees.




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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:48 am

Chariots is a decent film, but I feel about it the way I feel about King's Speech. I liked it, but it's nowhere near a great film. I do think Reds is a better film, as is also-nominated Raiders of the Lost Ark. I have not seen On Golden Pond or Atlantic City as yet.
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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:43 am

I should see it again - last time I did (about 15 years ago, I must admit) I still found it brilliant. But then it's a long time since I last saw Chariots of Fire too.

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Postby Reza » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:09 am

ITALIANO wrote:Not compared to Reds.

Reviewed this film very recently and it really draaaaaaags ! Some good performances though, especially Jack Nicholson. I thought Beatty himself was the weakest amongst the cast.

I suppose the subject also did not interest me which is why I felt that the film was endless.




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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:28 am

Not compared to Reds.

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Postby Reza » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:22 am

OscarGuy wrote:It will probably end up being one of those Oscar disappointments, but may not be seen as such until 20 years from now, just like Chariots of Fire is considered just a trifle of a winner.

Surely Chariots holds up much better today compared to it's main competitors Reds and On Golden Pond?

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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:15 am

It will probably end up being one of those Oscar disappointments, but may not be seen as such until 20 years from now, just like Chariots of Fire is considered just a trifle of a winner.
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Postby Okri » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:59 pm

The Original BJ wrote:Yeah, well, when a trifle like The King's Speech snatches up a whole boatload of Oscars, including one for Tom Hooper, a lot of people are going to wish they hadn't been so hard on Social Network for not being one of the greatest movies of all time.

I doubt it.

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Postby ITALIANO » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:52 pm

No, Original BJ, I'm not referring to the Oscars now. I'm talking about people, and film critics. For a while The Social Network has been the movie one HAD to like (and I'm sure that not many people deep inside liked it). Now it's changing. Very simple.

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Postby The Original BJ » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:47 pm

Yeah, well, when a trifle like The King's Speech snatches up a whole boatload of Oscars, including one for Tom Hooper, a lot of people are going to wish they hadn't been so hard on Social Network for not being one of the greatest movies of all time.


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