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  • rrekydoc
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    Not my favorite years, but before my time.

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    babypook
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    There’s some great films up there. I was thinking Mississippi Burning, Hannah, July, Broadcast News, but caved and voted for my personal favorite, Witness. I really like that film.

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    A lot of these films are good nominees (I’d say most, if not all, are at least enjoyable films), but the Academy really missed out on some potential candidates to fill their slates. Do the Right Thing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future and Blue Velvet all would have been great contenders for the BP prize compared to what actually won. The Princess Bride would’ve been a delight as well. 

    Of the group, I’m going to pick Broadcast News. I’ll almost always be in that film’s corner. I do love Field of Dreams the most of the 1989 nominees, though. While I realize that’s probably not a majority opinion here, the film touches me every time I’ve seen it. 

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    Stuck between color purple, moonstruck, and hannah and her sisters. I went with Color Purple

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    1. Hannah and Her Sisters
    2. Broadcast News
    3. Witness
    4. Dangerous Liasons
    5. The Color Purple 

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    A lot of these films are good nominees (I’d say most, if not all, are at least enjoyable films), but the Academy really missed out on some potential candidates to fill their slates. Do the Right Thing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future and Blue Velvet all would have been great contenders for the BP prize compared to what actually won. The Princess Bride would’ve been a delight as well. 

    Of the group, I’m going to pick Broadcast News. I’ll almost always be in that film’s corner. I do love Field of Dreams the most of the 1989 nominees, though. While I realize that’s probably not a majority opinion here, the film touches me every time I’ve seen it. 

    Me too. It’s a gem.

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    1. Moonstruck
    2. A Room with a View
    3. Witness
    4. Hannah and Her Sisters
    5. Broadcast News
    6. Mississippi Burning
    7. Dangerous Liaisons
    8. The Color Purple
    9. Dead Poets Society
    10. Born on the Fourth of July 

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    1.  Hannah 

    2.  The Color Purple

    3. Dangerous Liasions

    4. Moonstruck

    5.  Mississippi Burning

    Haven’t seen the rest, but seen the first 30 minutes or so of Born On The Fourth Of July, didn’t really care for it, same with Dead Poets Society. Need to watch all of Broadcast News in order to see how I feel about it.   

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    1.  Hannah 

    2.  The Color Purple

    3. Dangerous Liasions

    4. Moonstruck

    5.  Mississippi Burning

    Haven’t seen the rest, but seen the first 30 minutes or so of Born On The Fourth Of July, didn’t really care for it, same with Dead Poets Society. Need to watch all of Broadcast News in order to see how I feel about it.   

    Hope you get to it. It’s as relevent now as it was then. Perhaps more so,

    If you ever revisit July, watch to the end. It changes substantially. For that I am compelled to give it props.

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