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    A good place to share thoughts that cross your mind.

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    I’ve been watching a few 1988 films and already found some of my favorite films. If I had to make my Best Picture lineup right now, it would be:
    A Fished Called Wanda by Charles Crichton
    Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore
    Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears
    Patty Hearst by Paul Schrader
    Running On Empty by Sidney Lumet
    The South by Fernando Solanas
    Story of Women by Claude Chabrol
    Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Pedro Almodovar

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    It’s interesting to me that it’s easier to rally on a consensus about the quality of a film as opposed to songs. People can generally agree that Film A is better than Film B, and it’s much harder for people to generally agree that Song A is better than Song B. For this reason, film awards are predictable and precursors overlap a ton, whereas Grammys is just wildly unpredictable because no one will know how the committee will view the songs. I wonder if it’s because craft in movies is just much harder (or more important?) than craft in music.

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    For this reason, film awards are predictable and precursors overlap a ton, whereas Grammys is just wildly unpredictable because no one will know how the committee will view the songs. I wonder if it’s because craft in movies is just much harder (or more important?) than craft in music.

    there are about ten whole essays to be written about that, but to keep it short, there isn’t a real definition of what’s “prestige” in music, outside of the rotten notion that non-pop/non-mainstream music is automatically better

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    there are about ten whole essays to be written about that, but to keep it short, there isn’t a real definition of what’s “prestige” in music, outside of the rotten notion that non-pop/non-mainstream music is automatically better

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    You’re right. For example, it’s kind of embarrassing how critics panned Teenage Dream when it was released but then embraced it at their decade list.

    Also interesting is the fact that Academy is more in line with film critics than Grammys is with music critics. In the same vein, box office receipt plays a small role in Academy but billboard receipts are the single most important factor for Grammys. I wonder why Grammys is more influenced my song popularity and less by critical reception than the Oscars.

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    If the Oscars stop rewarding boooring biopics, less of them will be made and the world will be a better place.

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    Ryan Murphy and Nicole Kidman might be teaming up for a film about the Gone With The Wind star

    I still didn’t decide if this a nightmare or a dream come true

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    no kidman no…

    I don’t doubt that there is a fascinating movie to be made about leigh’s life, but it certainly won’t be made by murphy

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    I find it so frustrating that comedy actor/actresses, directors/writers and films don’t get the respect they deserve come award season.

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    I wonder whether it’s a curse or a blessing that many foreign films would never be assessed in their truest form by western audiences. It’s a shame that great screenplays inevitably lose their beauty in translation, but I’ll be damned if a masterpiece like The Assassin gets torn to shreds by certain critics just because the actors’ accents aren’t historically/geographically accurate.

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    Happy 80th birthday to Julie Christie!

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    If the Oscars stop rewarding boooring biopics, less of them will be made and the world will be a better place.

    Boring white biopics about white men.

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    The fact that Glory was passed over for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay among other honors at the Oscars in 1989 is a true shame. But like with Do The Right Thing, it was likely too bitter and violent a pill to swallow for the more conservative Academy voters (especially with that whipping scene). Would’ve been a better Best Picture winner than Driving Miss Daisy.

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    Didn’t think much of Glory when I saw it but I agree it was more of an achievement in filmmaking than Driving Miss Daisy.

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