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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 08:26
by sldawgs
Mazer wrote:Just watching one of these right now, so dug up this thread. Can a mod add The Artist to our lists on the first page? Checked off for me.
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Mazer wrote:Also:
Going My Way :2.5stars: Blandly enjoyable, but it might have been better if there was a real antagonist at any point, rather than issues solvable within a couple scenes. Also, I realize it was of a different era, but I found the neighbourhood busybody reporting on the woman with her gentleman caller and then the priest running over to investigate very offensive.
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Mazer wrote:Also:
Terms of Endearment :3.5stars: Solid, but I never got too into it. Many of the mother/daughter scenes did ring true to me. The saying goodbye to the kids scene, which I'd been warned was heartbreaking, was. I just didn't love how episodic it was, even though I know that was the point, to show the relationship over time. And yes, a great performance by Maclaine particularly.

Check marks please?
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Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 08:28
by sldawgs
Who else has seen The Artist?

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 13:36
by knarf
sldawgs wrote:Who else has seen The Artist?
:green:

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 20:09
by Mazer
Thanks, dawgs!

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 20:16
by sldawgs
Mazer wrote:Thanks, dawgs!
Sorry it took so long, or maybe I'm not. :mishchief: fnar, fnar

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 07:36
by Nunis
sldawgs wrote:Who else has seen The Artist?
me

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 08:30
by sldawgs
Nunis wrote:
sldawgs wrote:Who else has seen The Artist?
me
Yes, My Queen. :check:

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 15:20
by knarf
Argo

86/86

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 16:16
by sldawgs
knarf wrote:Argo

86/86
:green:

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 28 May 2013, 17:02
by bratzks
sldawgs wrote:
knarf wrote:Argo

86/86
:green:
Me too.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 06 Jun 2013, 21:08
by Mazer
Yep, Argo was the only one of the nominees I managed to see.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 04 May 2014, 16:28
by Mazer
Around the World in Eighty Days :3.5stars: Amusing. I recognized some cameos, could tell by the presentation of other characters that they were cameos, even if I didn't know who, and I'm sure some just sailed right by me. Really a succession of pieces, some of which were fantastic, and others which went on too long (bull-fighting). Great sailing shots.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 06 May 2014, 09:57
by Steel Frog
Mazer wrote:Around the World in Eighty Days :3.5stars: Amusing. I recognized some cameos, could tell by the presentation of other characters that they were cameos, even if I didn't know who, and I'm sure some just sailed right by me. Really a succession of pieces, some of which were fantastic, and others which went on too long (bull-fighting). Great sailing shots.
If memory serves, this was the original gratuitous cameo film: "Ah, so now we're in a saloon in San Francisco ... and there's Frank Sinatra."

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 06 May 2014, 10:41
by sldawgs
Steel Frog wrote:
Mazer wrote:Around the World in Eighty Days :3.5stars: Amusing. I recognized some cameos, could tell by the presentation of other characters that they were cameos, even if I didn't know who, and I'm sure some just sailed right by me. Really a succession of pieces, some of which were fantastic, and others which went on too long (bull-fighting). Great sailing shots.
If memory serves, this was the original gratuitous cameo film: "Ah, so now we're in a saloon in San Francisco ... and there's Frank Sinatra."
Wikipedia lists 49 cameos, including a Frank Sinatra on piano.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 12 May 2014, 17:27
by Mazer
sldawgs wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:
Mazer wrote:Around the World in Eighty Days :3.5stars: Amusing. I recognized some cameos, could tell by the presentation of other characters that they were cameos, even if I didn't know who, and I'm sure some just sailed right by me. Really a succession of pieces, some of which were fantastic, and others which went on too long (bull-fighting). Great sailing shots.
If memory serves, this was the original gratuitous cameo film: "Ah, so now we're in a saloon in San Francisco ... and there's Frank Sinatra."
Wikipedia lists 49 cameos, including a Frank Sinatra on piano.
Yeah, I caught that one. It was kind of hard to miss, what with the repeated random shots of the back of the piano player's head, and then the reveal where the camera lingers after the key players have left so he can turn and show his face.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 13 May 2014, 16:52
by Mazer
All the King's Men :4stars: [rating seems high, but it's definitely better/I enjoyed it more than 80 Days] An intriguing portrait, although it may be the most abrupt Face-Heel Turn I've seen - "so, there are rumours, are you taking bribes?" "Yeah". I think the movie was a little too black and white in it's present - he seemed so ludicrously evil that I found myself wondering how everyone stayed with him. But then I think about politics these days and what people have managed to recover from/had revealed and it doesn't seem to affect them, so maybe it's not that bizarre.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 23 Feb 2015, 09:59
by knarf
I added Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Let me know if you need it (or anything else) marked off.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 23 Feb 2015, 22:43
by Batman
87/87

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 19:33
by Mazer
knarf wrote:I added Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Let me know if you need it (or anything else) marked off.
It can be checked off for me, thanks!

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 19:42
by sldawgs
Mazer wrote:
knarf wrote:I added Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Let me know if you need it (or anything else) marked off.
It can be checked off for me, thanks!
:check:

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 25 Feb 2015, 01:13
by Batman
Batman wrote:87/87
I didn't realize they were counting Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans as a Best Picture winner. If so, I'm 88/88.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 25 Feb 2015, 05:43
by sldawgs
Batman wrote:
Batman wrote:87/87
I didn't realize they were counting Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans as a Best Picture winner. If so, I'm 88/88.
Yeah, most lists I see do include it. Probably because they only split the awards ("Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production", "Best Picture, Production") that first year.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 23 Mar 2016, 07:27
by knarf
I added Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Spotlight. Let me know if you need it (or anything else) marked off.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 27 Aug 2016, 02:20
by Batman
I forgot to add my viewing of Spotlight as a Best Picture winner. I'm 89/89.

Re: The Oscar Race (1st Place: knarf)

Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 20:58
by sldawgs
91/91

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