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April 13, 2021 at 5:33 am #1204197674
Would you include the script along with editing? The screenwriter is a newbie, and HoG is his first big movie.
Potentially yes, I’d say editing might be more important since it could be a campy melodrama that is well received, but if it takes itself too seriously with those accents and some of the acting choices they seem to be making then I don’t know if it’ll do well.
From what I heard about De Armas’ Blond is that it is very experimental and mostly in silence? Might not bode well with AMPAS.
Apparently these are some comments on AwardsWorthy about Blonde (from a user on reddit):
April 13, 2021 at 4:33 am #1204197594
- “she called a lot of men “Daddy” because Daddy Issues and there’s arty close-ups of a uterus”
- “Just like in the book, including uterus, dead fetus, heavy periods, menstrual blood, miscarriage etc. It’s very freudian.”
- “The entire thing reads like an abstract fever dream”
- “If they retain the tone of the book, I’d expect some sort of mix between Mulholland Dr (obviously) and Cronenberg’s most psychological films. It mixes body horror, psychological exploitation, there’s lots of sex, humiliations, nightmarish situations.”
- “It is batshit crazy. Dominik has described it as ‘an avalanche of images and events’ and it has almost no dialogue.”
That ‘Why’ from Leto sounds like a bad Mario and Luigi impression lol. It is too early to judge based on only a few clips from HoG but with the scenes we’ve seen so far it appears that Editing will play a significant part in how this film is received.April 8, 2021 at 4:15 am #1204185578
It’s not the film crew/cast’s fault at all, but the amount of pictures coming out of this set is crazy. I haven’t seen this many photos/clips from a set in a while. Even for Don’t Worry Darling with Harry Styles there wasn’t this level of coverage. It speaks volumes on Gaga’s power though.April 7, 2021 at 4:03 am #1204183277
While I really enjoyed seeing the spread of the wealth at this year’s ceremony I can’t help but think that it was a pandemic special so we won’t see that moving forward. The participation numbers for members actually voting have dropped over the past few years and with grammy darlings like Bruno and Billie releasing it makes it more likely that we’ll see sweeps this year to me.
It still seems like a lot of projects are being held back due to the pandemic, the next eligibility period could be extremely competitive. It wouldn’t surprise me if one big act (Adele, Beyonce, Kendrick etc) releases before the deadline this year so they have more chance of winning in this cycle in a less competitive year, like Taylor did with folklore.April 5, 2021 at 8:30 am #1204179322
I genuinely believe it’s been heavily reworked. I can’t imagine someone like DiCaprio or Blanchett agreeing to do this film with this screenplay as the blueprint.
I think main issue with the screenplay even if it is rewritten, it’ll still face the same hurdles some people have mentioned. There isn’t any particularly strong characters. If well written, it could provide some legitimate commentary on the pandemic/political climate and provide some levity for audiences. If not (which that screenplay isn’t imo), it’ll come across as rich celebrity actors making fun of a pandemic that didn’t affect them much anyway, and a parody of Trump, where again, the actors in the cast weren’t truly impacted the same way audiences were.
There is a fine line, and that screenplay isn’t inspiring much confidence to me. Pandemic-related films have already seen a lot of backlash since most people don’t want to relive it or mock it. Death to 2020 (also with Netflix) seems to have already done what Don’t Look Up is trying to do.April 4, 2021 at 11:47 am #1204175373
We actually have only May/June/July and August for eligible releases left. We need something to make waves the coming months or some already released albums will sneak in.
folklore was only released in July and it won AOTY, there is still plenty of time for other projects to be released, and there is still Billie’s album to come.
It’ll be interesting to see what projects are delayed until after the eligibility period closes so that they compete next year though.April 4, 2021 at 10:12 am #1204175101
Here is a link to the script for Don’t Look Up if anyone is curious to read it. Feels like a huge misfire waiting to happen in my opinion. I don’t think it’ll translate well especially coming out of the pandemic and the political/racial climate we’re in. Audiences will probably hate it outside the all-star cast.April 1, 2021 at 8:22 am #1204169088
I think what happened this year is only a one-time thing. There were no Grammy favorites nominated this year, while next year there’s already Silk Sonic and rumors about Billie.
I agree, I don’t think this year was a precursor for how they’ll award artists moving forward, it was a strange year in almost every way. I don’t think there’s much from this year that we can apply for this Grammy cycle other than Billie and HER are clearly well loved by voters and they are done with rewarding veterans in the GF.
Billie’s album is apparently coming in July with a single later this month.March 31, 2021 at 8:23 am #1204167549
Surprised at the Rina and Laura Marling snubs in AOTY and Female SoloMarch 31, 2021 at 8:08 am #1204167509
#BRITs Male Solo Artist Nominees:
#BRITs Female Solo Artist Nominees: @arloparks
British Single Nominees: Physical, Watermelon Sugar, Don’t Need Love, Rain, Ain’t It Different, Head & Heart, Lighter, Secrets, Don’t Rush, RoverMarch 29, 2021 at 9:02 am #1204163746
girl Dua went 1 and 6 with her Noms. I’m not saying she can’t come back with a bigger or better era, hell out of acts of last year, I’m most excited for her work. But she is not gonna win for the Levitating REMIX. Just wait to the late spring-summer, all of the big nominees come to fruition ~ Old Town Road height in the summer, Rain On Me, Exile, Dynamite, Shallow, and the peak of Feel it Still.
I don’t think it’ll win either, I’m just saying from the current releases in contention it’s the biggest hit so I wouldn’t rule it out, since Dua arguably overperformed with her nominations last year. I agree the bigger nominees have yet to be released. It seems like a lot of projects are still being held back until the summer or the later half of this year because of covid.
If Adele is releasing in Q4 I wonder if there will be a rush to release before the eligibility deadline so they don’t have to compete against her next yearMarch 29, 2021 at 8:16 am #1204163654
The fact that “Don’t Start Now” won 0 Grammys is wild.
It is still surprising to me that pop split the way it did, I thought Fine Line would’ve won BPVA while DSN took BPSP if the categories were going to split, but I’m happy both Dua and Harry won. DSN losing ROTY was more egregious than losing BPSP to me.
I don’t see DSN losing as representative of Levitating not being the frontrunner for BPDGP, Dua is clearly well liked by voters and Levitating has been very visible for this whole eligibility period so far. It’s the biggest hit out of the current contenders.