Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantDecember 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm #77848
What do you think should have won?December 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm #77850
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, hands down.
1. Brokeback Mountain
4. Good night and Good luck
5. CrashDecember 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm #77851
I only recently watched Brokeback and Crash for the first time out of interest because the Oscars ect. I watched Crash first and really enjoyed it and thought, yeah a worthy best picture winner. Then later i watched Brokeback and it really struck me, it was beautifully shot/acted/written, a modern day classic. Crash is a great film, but Brokeback Mountain is a classic and should of won.December 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm #77852
Without question … BROKEBACK MOUNTAINDecember 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm #77853
Capote should’ve won, what a remarkable movie.December 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm #77854
‘Capote’ has one of the best opening sequences I’ve seen in my entire life. And I’ve seen thousands of movies. The elegancy of the creator’s world and his relationships with the rest of the people he’s forced to live with is magnificent. Bennett Miller was such a discovery.
But ‘Brokeback Mountain’ last sequence is also one of the best I’ve ever seen. The acting, the music, the image… Everything was perfect, a perfect ending to a masterpiece.
‘Munich’ had a great style, it was dark and mysterious all the time. I could feel the pain, the suffering. You could even smell it. Spielberg did a great job, and I’m not a big fan of his work, but this time he got my thumbs up.
‘Good night and Good luck’… I felt it was empty sometimes. But the visuals and the story were merely good, classic, effective. The reason to watch this movie is simple: David Strathairn. And it was a movie made to be seen at that year, with politic crisis and all that stuff that George Clooney loves to do sometimes.
‘Crash’ was the worst of the category and I can’t even find an answer to the “What is it doing here, nominated?” question. ‘The Constant Gardener’, ‘Walk the Line’, ‘Match Point’, ‘The Squid and the Whale’… were much better movies/stories than ‘Crash’ but we know this is Hollywood and they like it simple and bland.December 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm #77855
Capote, followed by Munich.December 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm #77856
Munich, GN&GL, BM, Capote all were decent (not great) movies, in that order
Crash wasn’tDecember 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm #77857
Well, I liked to varying degrees Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Nigt and Good Luck and Munich. Crash shouldn’t even have been nominated with those 4 films. It was terrible.
I probably would have voted for BBM or Munich.December 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm #77858
My favorite film of the year was the three hours plus epic version of “The New World” which was an amazing, immersive visual experience that played in NY and LA but the general release version was shorter, though it felt longer, and did not work nearly as well. So my favorite film of the year was not a best picture nominee and may not even exist any more (the extended version on DVD is not the same as what I saw in the theatre though it is closer.
Amongst the nominees it is between “Brokeback Mountain” and “Munich”. “Munich” is a great piece of kinetic action film-making even if it is not the best written movie. It is a worthy winner but “Brokeback” did hit me with a surprising emotional wallop. It is a little quieter than I wish it would be but it is beautiful and moving. “Brokeback” gets my vote.December 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm #77859
The best film of 2005 wasn’t even nominated: The Squid and the Whale.
However, if I had to pick from the nominees, I’d for sure pick Brokeback. A modern day classic told through Ang Lee’s beautiful camera. It deals with a tricky subject, but never in a look at me kind of way.
Crash is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. Truly pandering and TV movie garbage on racism. Though Pena and Dillion do fine work, the film as a whole is a completely shallow and indulgent pices of pretension I ever witnessed.December 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm #77860
Plus, Munich is one of the best films of the decade and Spielberg’s career. Mesmerizing. I would be happy with either Munich or Brokeback winning honestly.December 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm #77861
Memoirs of a Geisha should have been nominated.
I have seen Brokeback and Crash but i haven’t seen the other 3. But out of crash and brokeback…..brokeback was better.
Crash i thought was an awful film.December 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm #77862
Munich was the best film of the five.December 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm #77863
Hmmm…well, I found Capote extremely annoying, and were it not for Clifton Collins Jr, I may have found it unbearable. GN&GL I found a bit more interesting, but it certainly isnt one of my favorite films.
Munich is a terrific film, and one I still find uncompromising, and yet sympathetic. I’m not a hater of Crash; it just didnt make my top ten that year. I can understand why there is more acceptance of the film….overseas.
Brokeback Mountain absolutely broke my heart into little pieces. Just thinking about the movie makes me want to watch it again, and again. It was also filmed close to my home, and the score and scenery is beautiful, and appropriate. On an emotional level, few films have affected me more than this. It gets my vote.
The New World
The Constant Gardener
A History of Violence
I would have preferred this lineup to the one they gave us.