February 10, 2018 at 2:31 am #1202491134This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 10, 2018 at 7:49 am #1202491208
I’d say Get Out is superior because it uses race relations as a scary horror vehicle to great effect, something which if done in the wrong hands, could have been an epic disaster.February 10, 2018 at 8:04 am #1202491224
Let me start by saying that both films are due for a rewatch for me as I have only seen Lady Bird once, in November, and I saw Get Out twice, but both times in February-March of last year.
Lady Bird’s best element is the script. What impresses me most about Gerwig’s screenplay is her ability to flesh out and make every minor character seem three-dimensional. Even the choir teacher has an arc. Little “subplots”, you could call them, like the dad and her brother, are fully developed but succinct enough to keep the story moving. She doesn’t waste anytime but she fits so much richness into her story. The dialogue between Lady Bird and her mother has often been highlighted, but it is deserved. Their interactions are excruciatingly real but also extremely layered and actually funny. The way Gerwig constructs these interactions between Lady Bird and her mother is enough to give her the award.
To me, Get Out’s achievements lay more in the directing and the way it is constructed visually than the script, which is why I think Jordan Peele would make a better Director winner than Greta Gerwig, and maybe a better Best Picture winner. Get Out’s script is clever, but I would definitely vote for Lady Bird in the screenplay category.
Ultimately, Picture is a close call. I happen to have liked Lady Bird more but I saw it much more recently, and like I said, both are due for a rewatch from me. I would give Jordan Peele Director and Greta Gerwig Screenplay, and I don’t know about Picture. In that situation, both are getting awards so you can decide which one you like a little bit better to vote for in Picture.February 10, 2018 at 8:14 am #1202491229
I am an Independent Spirit Awards voter, and in the categories of Picture and Screenplay I have been going back and forth between Get Out and Lady Bird like crazy! I am going to re-watch both of them but I would love to hear all of your feedback! Jordan Peele has my vote for Director no matter what, but should I spread the wealth to Gerwig and her film? The thing is, if I vote for Get Out for Screenplay and Director and Lady Bird for Picture then Gerwig won’t win an award since she isn’t a producer. If I vote for Get Out in Picture and Director and Lady Bird in Screenplay, then I won’t be recognizing the most notable element of Get Out which in my opinion is its script!
Please let me know what your thoughts are? Also, don’t simply say “this film not that film.” Really give me your arguments regarding WHY Lady Bird or Get Out are superior from your perspective. Thank you.
Interesting. It’s a very tough decision.
I would say go with the film you feel will be remembered the most in the future, for its contribution to the cinema world and would be something kids would study in film studies class.
How are you an Indie Spirit member? Are you a producer or actor?February 10, 2018 at 9:10 am #1202491245
I’ve been split too; I’ve decided I’m voting CMBYN for Picture, but I’m having a tough time choosing between Get Out and Lady Bird for Screenplay.February 11, 2018 at 1:32 am #1202491586This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm #1202491941
I would become a member just for the screeners alone. There are no indie theaters in my state that I know of and so films like Marjorie Prime, Beach Rats, etc. I never get to see unless they come to xfinity or something, which sometimes doesn’t even happen.February 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm #1202491943This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm #1202491979
I would become a member just for the screeners alone. There are no indie theaters in my state that I know of and so films like Marjorie Prime, Beach Rats, etc. I never get to see unless they come to xfinity or something, which sometimes doesn’t even happen.
I’d say it’s a pretty good investment, especially if it’s your only way to see these movies in a timely manner.
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