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 1069 View Post
    Out of those choices? I'd say "Up".
    But I really don't think any of those were 2009's best offerings.
    I don't think an animation film would ever win. The biggest voting block are actors, and if you combine all the individual blocks of voters who support actors (like makeup, costume design, and the actors' producers) then they're the second biggest. Depressingly, I don't think they'd ever vote for an animation film to win. Even if it is deserving.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    2004? Check your dates.

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    Reread my post:

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    the Oscars are not the high water mark in film anymore. the are a great award for people to have but a Palme d'Or is a really something to have.
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    Ah yes, from the noble institution that declared Fahrenheit 9/11 to be the greatest film of 2004.
    The 2004 Palm D'Or went to Fahrenheit 9/11.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    One film not mentioned, funniest of 2009 by a country mile, In The Loop.

    I laughed so much at the exchanges between Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini that I left a little wet patch on the cinema seat.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    One film not mentioned, funniest of 2009 by a country mile, In The Loop.

    I laughed so much at the exchanges between Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini that I left a little wet patch on the cinema seat.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    One film not mentioned, funniest of 2009 by a country mile, In The Loop.

    I laughed so much at the exchanges between Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini that I left a little wet patch on the cinema seat.
    I bought it on DVD, before that I had downloaded it from Piratebay, and have not stopped watching it since.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    The Hurt Locker... Really?

    I guess I need to see it again... I remember thinking it was an interesting slice of life film about a very stressful job. I didn't think it made any profound statement about the nature of war or man... It certainly didn't cover any ground that Stanley Krubric, Francis Coppola, and Steven Speilberg hadn't already covered.

    If Hollywood was looking for a film to define today's war the way A Bridge Too Far or Apocalypse Now or Platoon defined past wars... If Hurt Locker is that film, perhaps that's a commentary or the Iraq war itself... I don't know.

    I will watch it again when it comes out on video.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The Hurt Locker... Really?

    I guess I need to see it again... I remember thinking it was an interesting slice of life film about a very stressful job. I didn't think it made any profound statement about the nature of war or man... It certainly didn't cover any ground that Stanley Krubric, Francis Coppola, and Steven Speilberg hadn't already covered.

    If Hollywood was looking for a film to define today's war the way A Bridge Too Far or Apocalypse Now or Platoon defined past wars... If Hurt Locker is that film, perhaps that's a commentary or the Iraq war itself... I don't know.

    I will watch it again when it comes out on video.
    Yea I haven't seen it but am about to watch it in a few to see what the big deal is.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea I haven't seen it but am about to watch it in a few to see what the big deal is.
    Honestly, there's not much. The film is stridently apolitical, instead relying on the tense drama of trying to disable bombs for much of its motivation. It's incredibly inaccurate, chock full of overused themes, and the characters lack any sort of depth.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Honestly, there's not much. The film is stridently apolitical, instead relying on the tense drama of trying to disable bombs for much of its motivation. It's incredibly inaccurate, chock full of overused themes, and the characters lack any sort of depth.
    So it is the ideal winner for Best Picture, judging by the Oscar standards.
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Honestly, there's not much. The film is stridently apolitical, instead relying on the tense drama of trying to disable bombs for much of its motivation. It's incredibly inaccurate, chock full of overused themes, and the characters lack any sort of depth.
    Well that sucks.
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