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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:19 am

It's not as if David Fincher took a crappy script and made a great movie. He had a lousy script and made a lousy movie, Tom Hooper had an excellent script and didn't fuck it up. Kudos to him, and hooray for King's Speech, the second best of the 10 Best Picture nominees.
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:50 pm

Hooper's directing was pedestrian at best. I'd even say that Ron Howard did a better job directing the awful A Beautiful Mind than Hooper did with The King's Speech.
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Postby Bog » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:49 pm

ITALIANO wrote:brilliantly directed

Wait, someone on this board has used those words consecutively about this film?




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Postby ITALIANO » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:41 pm

I wonder how people who make movies, and who are into movies, can find The King's Speech to be so brilliantly directed. But I guess we have been here before.

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Postby Bog » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:25 pm

So it finally has now happened...sure wish there was a concrete reason outside of pure award excess backlash.

The film that seemed destined to bore us out of our minds with another Slumdog type slaughter...winds up with...well...basically nothing, at least as far as non-UAADB, Joe Public types are concerned.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:24 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:
kaytodd wrote:An undeserved award but a nice speech. I had never heard that story about how he came to direct The King's Speech.

FWIW, I predict a split. TSN will win, IMO.

But wouldn't that feel like all kinds of wrong?

What's worse? Losing Best Picture, or winning Picture and Fincher losing to Hooper?

Really. It would have been like Paul Haggis winning director but BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN winning Best Picture.

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Postby Reza » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:15 pm

Damien wrote:Thank God. I was beginning to think Social Network might actually win Best Picture. Phew

Ditto

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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:14 pm

kaytodd wrote:An undeserved award but a nice speech. I had never heard that story about how he came to direct The King's Speech.

FWIW, I predict a split. TSN will win, IMO.

But wouldn't that feel like all kinds of wrong?

What's worse? Losing Best Picture, or winning Picture and Fincher losing to Hooper?
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Postby Damien » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:12 pm

Thank God. I was beginning to think Social Network might actually win Best Picture. Phew
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Postby kaytodd » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 pm

An undeserved award but a nice speech. I had never heard that story about how he came to direct The King's Speech.

FWIW, I predict a split. TSN will win, IMO.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 pm

ITALIANO wrote:I expected it, but I'm not happy - not only because he didn't deserve it, but also because it makes Best Picture even TOO predictable now,

What are the chances of the reverse split?

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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 pm

They could at least have made this the penultimate award to give out, like in the other years.
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Postby Okri » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Yeah, this was just mean to Tee.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:05 pm

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Postby ITALIANO » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:05 pm

I expected it, but I'm not happy - not only because he didn't deserve it, but also because it makes Best Picture even TOO predictable now,


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