View Poll Results: Who SHOULD win Best Picture?

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  • AVATAR

    13 28.26%
  • THE BLIND SIDE

    2 4.35%
  • DISTRICT 9

    6 13.04%
  • AN EDUCATION

    1 2.17%
  • THE HURT LOCKER

    13 28.26%
  • INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

    6 13.04%
  • PRECIOUS

    2 4.35%
  • A SERIOUS MAN

    0 0%
  • UP

    1 2.17%
  • UP IN THE AIR

    2 4.35%
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Thread: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    If it weren't in 3D, it probably wouldn't have had half the appeal it has now.

    Sad thing is that 50 years from now, we'll all be saying how "Avatar was the first 3D movie" and then shoot ourselves with our hypocrisy guns.

    Now, if they give away a "Best Hype" award at the Oscars, well now we're talkin'
    They've been making movies in 3D since the 50s.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They've been making movies in 3D since the 50s.
    Yeah that's my point, 3D has been around forever, but because of the hype of this movie, people decades from now will think that Avatar started it all, giving this movie way more credit than it deserves.


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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The claim was:


    So who gives a **** about ticket prices?
    Um... your source does. That's how they estimate the attendance for the run of the show 1939-1941.

    We're talking about how "watched, and enjoyed" movies are, not how much money they've made.
    Simmer down, Jerry... I understand "watched and enjoyed"-- but how do you estimate the number of people who saw GWTW in the first release + every re-release + video... You can't.

    When you're talking about individuals who have seen a film once (for the first time) on the big screen or on video; you now have 3 generations of people who have watched and enjoyed films like Star Wars: Episode IV...

    How many people buying the GWTW DVD or seeing it in a revival theater are seeing it for the first time?

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Um... your source does. That's how they estimate the attendance for the run of the show 1939-1941.



    Simmer down, Jerry... I understand "watched and enjoyed"-- but how do you estimate the number of people who saw GWTW in the first release + every re-release + video... You can't.

    When you're talking about individuals who have seen a film once (for the first time) on the big screen or on video; you now have 3 generations of people who have watched and enjoyed films like Star Wars: Episode IV...

    How many people buying the GWTW DVD or seeing it in a revival theater are seeing it for the first time?
    Other films came out before GWTW, so if you're theory were accurate those other films would be ahead of GWTW. But they aren't.

    The claim was made in the present tense, so while it may be true that in time Avatar may become more watched that GWTW, that is not the situation today.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    A thought:

    I remember someone saying, either on radio or news or something, that Avatar was somewhat of a metaphor for the Iraq war. I didn't think so, I couldn't really relate the movie to anything other than Pocahontas, but its something to think about.

    The good thing about the film is that it is just pure visual pleasure. You could easily say that Avatar is the reason that people go to see movies, to be entertained. But my argument is that everyone has a different definition of "entertainment" for themselves personally.


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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Who can disagree with an intelligent and in depth review like that?
    Sorry. Just had to say it...It doesnt even qualify to be mentioned among the others. Not that I have seen all of them, but Inglourious Basterd and Hurt Locker are incredibly good movies.

    There was nothing good about District 9.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Sorry. Just had to say it...It doesnt even qualify to be mentioned among the others. Not that I have seen all of them, but Inglourious Basterd and Hurt Locker are incredibly good movies.

    There was nothing good about District 9.
    I loved District 9. It was far better than Inglorious Basterds.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I loved District 9. It was far better than Inglorious Basterds.
    I didn't "love" either one of them, but they were both okay.
    Entertaining but ultimately forgettable. No lasting impression.
    No aftertaste.

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