April 2, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203406606
A good place to share thoughts that cross your mind.April 2, 2020 at 11:39 am #1203406632
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.April 2, 2020 at 12:21 pm #1203406719
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 betterApril 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm #1203407094
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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
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.April 3, 2020 at 11:35 am #1203408309
If the Oscars stop rewarding boooring biopics, less of them will be made and the world will be a better place.April 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm #1203408722
I still didn’t decide if this a nightmare or a dream come trueApril 3, 2020 at 4:26 pm #1203408745
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 murphyApril 4, 2020 at 7:39 pm #1203410262
I find it so frustrating that comedy actor/actresses, directors/writers and films don’t get the respect they deserve come award season.April 5, 2020 at 3:34 pm #1203411480
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.April 14, 2020 at 8:47 am #1203426202
Happy 80th birthday to Julie Christie!April 14, 2020 at 11:01 pm #1203427402
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.April 15, 2020 at 2:52 am #1203427570
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.April 15, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203428148
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