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    Carlos
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    Little Women’s already a classic for a reason and there was no reason to completely change the pacing of the story, especially because the idea of looking back on childhood is already there within the original story. She didn’t bring out anything new by doing that, she just made it more obvious.

    The moment I knew I hated that gimmick was when we saw (spoilers for a story that’s more than 100 years old) Beth in a flashback immediately after her death sequence. While I believe that thankfully was the last time we saw her, the idea that we may have still seen her pop up a few more times greatly detracted from my connection to the characters’ feeling of loss. The sad thing about death is it’s finality, and having a character show up right after their death undeniably takes away from that feeling. Which is a shame because her death sequence is one of the best parts of the movie.

    Well said!

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    Her looking into the grave and then it cuts to watching her sister decorating the wedding was the biggest gut punch of the film so I really disagree.

    I thought her direction was phenomenal. I think it’s the greatest Little Women adaption. Did you want another straightforward adaption? If Christopher Nolan made Oliver Twist out of chronological order y’all would’ve loved it, don’t lie.

    All I can say here is your opinion is popular a lot of people liked the movie and is very respectable… I think Greta did an amazing job with the story i won’t deny that but there is some of us that prefer the choronological story than the one she created of this specific story

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    Her looking into the grave and then it cuts to watching her sister decorating the wedding was the biggest gut punch of the film so I really disagree. I thought her direction was phenomenal. I think it’s the greatest Little Women adaption. Did you want another straightforward adaption?

    It’s a bigger guest punch to look at the grave of a loved one than to see them alive happy. The effect of Jo thinking of Beth and visualizing her would’ve been better if she was staring into a picture of her deceased sister, showing a time when she was well, but making it clear that she’s gone and won’t be seen again.

    As I said, I’d have liked to see Gerwig’s take on it in the order that Louisa May Alcott wrote and intended for it to be seen in. Anachronistic stories only work when they’re written that way, like in Pulp Fiction. You can’t just take a classic novel and make it jump back and forth between two time periods and expect that to be as fulfilling as the original’s story.

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    There are some things called nostalgia and regret and Greta Gerwig made an amazing portrayal of them. Someone not being able to keep up with the film is not Greta’s problem, she did a fabulous work.

    You keep using the same excuse, that people can’t understand it or keep up with it, when I made it clear that I did and I can. It’s possible to understand something and not like it, which is exactly how I feel about her messing with the book’s chronological order.

    Also, her showing Beth after the funeral isn’t some kind of mind warping genius that the average person can’t understand. It was blatantly obvious what she was doing, and as I said, a picture of her would’ve gotten the same point across infinitely better, as it makes it clear that something’s in the past, rather than making it seem like we’ll still get to see a dead person after they’re gone.

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    Men love to hate The Gerwig, but she just keeps on winning. Y’all stay mad.

    Really? You’re resorting to calling me some kind of sexist pig for disliking one element of a film? You’re ridiculous. Let me clear some stuff up.

    I’m a fan of Great Gerwig. I think she’s a great actress, director, and writer, and I consider Lady Bird to be one of the best films of the decade. I likeD Little Women, but I believe that one element was an extremely weak part of an otherwise very strong film. As I said, I’d have preferred her take on it in chronological order, because while the individual scenes work, they would work so much better if they were done in the order the author wanted them in.

    The idea that you would go so low as to claim my issue with that part of the film is because I’m a misogynist is extremely insulting, and reflect worse on you than it does on me.

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    You said it. I didn’t say anything sis….

    Except you did say it.

    I didn’t call you a racist for not liking Da 5 Bloods, so how about you don’t go around accusing me of sexism over disliking one aspect of Little Women, a film I said I otherwise enjoyed.

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    I’m black, sis, so I dare you.

    Regardless of your race, gender, sexuality, etc, I would never resort to such petty name calling like that. Obviously you don’t like me and that’s fine, I’m okay with that. But don’t throw around such petty labels towards me. You can claim I’m an asshole and that my opinion suck, but I draw the line at being called a bigot.

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    Little Women’s storytelling was a bit jarring at the beginning, but after that it was excellent. The way it was used before and after Beth’s death, and also to develop Amy was great! I also think it really enhanced the ending, especially since it gave us the ending that was more fitting for the story and the ending Louisa May Alcott wanted, but also the ending the fans liked at the same time.

    That being said, I do think Jojo Rabbit’s screenplay was better, and deserved to win. Little Women’s strength comes more from the execution of it’s script than the script itself.

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
    Best Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
    Best Screenplay: Soul

    John's Best of 2021

    Best Picture: Nomadland
    Best Direction: Nomadland
    Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand
    Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-Jung
    Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black Messiah

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    You literally just said that Josh Brolin deserved to get Oscar nominated for Infinity War so I yield my time.

    I mean, he did though: at least more than Viggo and Malek.

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
    Best Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
    Best Screenplay: Soul

    John's Best of 2021

    Best Picture: Nomadland
    Best Direction: Nomadland
    Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand
    Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-Jung
    Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black Messiah

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    I mean, he did though: at least more than Viggo and Malek.

    For the record, I thought of him as a supporting player.

    He’s definitely the biggest part, but the plot moves around to too many different characters and groups for me to call anyone in that film a lead.

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    I feel like we need an Oscar category for voice performances since clearly they’ll never break into general acting categories.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

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    The King Of Comedy is top 3 Scorsese movies

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    The King Of Comedy is top 3 Scorsese movies

    Absolutely agree, but i think it’s not an unpopular opinion anymore.

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    For the record, I thought of him as a supporting player. He’s definitely the biggest part, but the plot moves around to too many different characters and groups for me to call anyone in that film a lead.

    Thanos is definetely the lead. He has the most screentime out of anyone by a lot, and his arc is the one the film revolves around. Thanos is actually the one who grows, suffers, and ultimately emerges victorious. That’s why none of the other characters really had much development: they focused entirely on fleshing out Thanos.

    And yes, the Oscars’s do need a category for motion capture performances.

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
    Best Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
    Best Screenplay: Soul

    John's Best of 2021

    Best Picture: Nomadland
    Best Direction: Nomadland
    Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand
    Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-Jung
    Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black Messiah

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