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  • Stardust
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    #145946

    Making of (interesting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acdMqpBuI1I&feature=youtu.be  

    Plus, a good profile/interview with director Alejandro and Pitt and Blanchett, if anyone’s interested (director AGI persuading Blanchett to do the film on pg36 of article): http://mstar.tistory.com/entry/30441581

    Thoughts on the film, and appraisal by the Oscars?

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    TomHardys
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    Brad Pitt deserved a nomination, if you ask me. I think the movie has one of the best scores I’ve ever heard.

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    Anthony
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    Every year, there seems to be one or two movies that gets a bit of awards attention that truly baffles a certain amount of people because they don’t see what is so great about it. That year, I remember some people reallly hating Little Miss Sunshine and Babel. While I LOVED Little Miss Sunshine, I absolutely hated Babel.

    Brad Pitt was good and I thought the best aspects were Adrianna Barrazza and Rinko Kickuchi…with the former being my preference. I just felt it was a very sloppy film and it didn’t connect well enough between the stories. It felt like a more foreign Crash except dealing with guns/violence.
     

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    DominicCobb
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    I just saw this last week and actually liked it quite a bit.

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    babypook
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    Brad Pitt deserved a nomination, if you ask me. I think the movie has one of the best scores I’ve ever heard.

    He surprised me

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    Emmys2011
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    Adriana Barraza was absolutely stolen. She deserved to win BY FAR…

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    CanadianFan
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    Both supporting actresses turned in beautiful, award-worthy performances.

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    Gabriel
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    Agree. The two supporting ladies were the best thing about this film. Either one should have won over Hudson (my pick would have been Adriana Barraza.)

    Other than that, the film is okay, but not amazing or anything.

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    babypook
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    Both supporting actresses turned in beautiful, award-worthy performances.

    That’s a for sure. I remember the “who was better” convos we all had. I lean towards Barraza; she’s incredible. But I’ll never forget Rinko either.

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    The only time I watched this was without any subtitles. It was confusing to say the least.

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    I think Babel is great.  I never understood the flack it sometimes gets.  I think it’s a lovely, touching film.  And Barraza and Kickuchi are both truly wonderful.

    I think it’s so interesting how all of the actors were so foreign to each other even though they were in the same movie.  I remember watching a red carpet for one of the awards shows, and one of the reporters asked Gael Garcia Bernal what it was like working with Brad Pitt.  He just looked at her and was like, “I’ve never met him…” 

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    Joe Burns
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    I thought it was a difficult, but fantastic and remarkable film.  It should have won Best Picture out of the nominees as well as  Rinko , Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Film Editing. 

    It didn’t win because of its dark tone and the fact that so many dislike it, as well as The Departed having sentiment for Scorsee  on it’s side. Too bad.  

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    Laactingnyc
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    I loved it. the cast was sublime. Brad, Cate, Rinko, and Adrianna.

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    babypook
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    I thought it was a difficult, but fantastic and remarkable film.  It should have won Best Picture out of the nominees as well as  Rinko , Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Film Editing. 

    It didn’t win because of its dark tone and the fact that so many dislike it.  [/quote]

     

    LOLOL!!!

    It has an uneven, surreal tone. It’s a wrenching film that may be difficult to satisfy the biggest chunk of the paying audience. It’s also flawed, which for me only enhanced the film.

    This was a great year in films for me. Some of my favorite films came out that year. It’s also one of the few times I’ve liked every film nominated. If Marty’s Departed hadnt been released that year the race might have been interesting.

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    Icky
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    Not nearly as bad as its biggest haters claim. It’s admirable and has a few amazing moments. I think it’s slightly better than Little Miss Sunshine and only slightly worse than The Queen or The Departed. It’s definitely better than the other big ensemble, big issues movie that won BP the year before. If it just would have avoided trying to string the stories together and thump its point with unneeded melodrama in the final act it perhaps would have been one of the better movies of that year. Out of the nominees Kikuchi or Barraza should have won despite the couple of downright stupid scenes that hampered both of their arcs. 

    That was a pretty mediocre BP line-up considering what a great and varied year for movies 2006 was. Overall, Babel was neither here nor there for me. I do love its score. 
     

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