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inlareviewer
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:09 pm Reply with quote
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Jynx wrote:
inlare - we posted about Midnight Cowboy at the EXACT SAME TIME!

Coinky dink or some weird planet alignment thingy?
Works for me (huggy emoticon here).

Midnight Cowboy is tame, of course, compared to most post-80s product, but still...

Marj, I know nothing, nobody in Hollywood knows anything, but we shall see, or at least, you shall. Me, I'll be taking notes in a darkened theater and trying to convince myself that it's a living. Ah, Tinseltown.

Happy Post-Blanchelatin', all, and enjoy the Shenanigans at the Kodak.
inla out


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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:22 pm Reply with quote
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inlareviewer wrote:
This, I think, would be more of an issue before last year's Debacle broke down the "standards," and, am sadly suspicious that it' s not just Boston mobsters who talk like that. Easily half the audience in the Kodak and more of the American sector at home talks like that.

Giving away an Oscar based on the amount of profanity has never been an issue, at least from what I remember in the last few years.

Inla's got it right about the American sector. And I'll add that it's not so much in the theater that the standards becomes an issue. It's when they get that movie home that ears get covered and the FFW button gets worn done more than PAUSE.

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Marj
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:04 pm Reply with quote
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I wish it were just profanity. It's the combination of profanity, blood and violence that acadamy voters don't like.
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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:16 pm Reply with quote
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I personally guarantee that Scorsese will win the Oscar for best director, but best film is not so clear cut.

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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:16 pm Reply with quote
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I'm encouraged by this conversation, for the simple reason that when Ferdy On Films restarts under its new aegis of The Beachwood Reporter, I'll be doing a film-by-film study of Scorsese's career.

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Ghulam
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:29 pm Reply with quote
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Must say, Ellen Degeneres is doing quite well.
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Kate
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:31 pm Reply with quote
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Alan Arkin did not get one blanche vote.

And I agree, I like Ellen so far.


Edited to beat Billy to the punch
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chillywilly
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:44 pm Reply with quote
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Rod wrote:
I'm encouraged by this conversation, for the simple reason that when Ferdy On Films restarts under its new aegis of The Beachwood Reporter, I'll be doing a film-by-film study of Scorsese's career.

Looking forward to reading that.

BTW, found one of the bookmarks on the People, Places and Things page of interest.... Wacky Packages (which I've collected since a kid).

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:07 am Reply with quote
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Actually I owe the idea to Joe. He suggested doing a Scorsese essay.

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:13 am Reply with quote
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Nancy wrote:
I saw Babel yesterday, just before the Blanches. I thought there were some good performances, but the structure was a serious problem. And Gwyneth Paltrow was just plain awful. I was much less impressed with it than most of you have been.


Cate Blanchett you mean
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:51 am Reply with quote
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Marj wrote:
I wish it were just profanity. It's the combination of profanity, blood and violence that acadamy voters don't like.


Apparently they changed their minds this year.

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:50 am Reply with quote
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Trish wrote:
Nancy wrote:
I saw Babel yesterday, just before the Blanches. I thought there were some good performances, but the structure was a serious problem. And Gwyneth Paltrow was just plain awful. I was much less impressed with it than most of you have been.


Cate Blanchett you mean


You're right. I realized that later.

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:43 pm Reply with quote
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And the Oscar goes to ....

Helen Mirren

Forest Whitaker

Jennifer Hudson

Eddie Murphy


I respectfully rescind this post and would like to apologize to Mr. Arkin for being so blah-say about his Oscar-winning capabilities.

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Maybe enough voters saw the trailer to Norbit that they said, "Now let's just wait a minute here," and gave Arkin a career award. Little Miss Sunshine had to win something, and Arkin was enjoyable.

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lorney-porny -- in all justice, put this shit to rest.

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