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by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1531

Re: Campaign 2020

De Blasio is insufferable. Toward the end he had a couple of impassioned speeches, namely those about his father and his son, but anyone in or near NYC has heard them before. His constant interruptions and talking over other candidates up to that point were bullying and unpleasant. He is a generally...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1531

Re: Campaign 2020

Quick thoughts.

Warren and Booker came off best with Klobochar right behind. Ryan and Castro were strong, Gabbard stronger than I would have thought.

O'Rourke was pretty bad. DeBlasio was totally obnoxious. Delaney was pretty bland. Insley was one-note and forgettable.
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1944
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Best Cinematography 1944

Nice conversations I'm having on these things, mostly with myself.

Voted for Laura and Meet Me in St. Louis.
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1944
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Best Cinematography 1944

Sixteen nominated films - 10 in Black-and-White and 6 in Color.

Surely, we can all find something to like here!
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: Best Cinematography 1945
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Best Cinematography 1945

Black-and-White Among the missing in this most bountiful year were And Then There None , The Body Snatcher , The Clock , The Corn Is Green , The House on 92nd Street , Scarlet Street , The Southerner , They Were Expendable , A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , The Valley of Decision and The Woman in the Wind...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Gloria Vanderbilt
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: R.I.P. Gloria Vanderbilt

Then there was the 1982 TV movie, Little Gloria...Happy at Last starring Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury and Christopher Plummer as various older family members.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084258/reference
by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6245
Views: 263740

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Fosse/Verdon (Thomas Kail, Adam Bernstein, Minkie Spiro & Jessica Yu, 2019) 9/10 Dancer, choreographer, director Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) was known for his dazzling style on stage and screen. He was also a serial womanizer and a chain smoking alcohol and drug addict all of which contributed to ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Franco Zeffirelli
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: R.I.P. Franco Zeffirelli

Not a good year to be an Oscar nominee in his or her 90s.
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sylvia Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 108

R.I.P. Sylvia Miles

by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1946
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Best Cinematography 1946

It's almost laughable that there were only two nominees in each of the categories this year. Black-and-White Anna and the King of Siam was visually impressive, The Green Years not so much, though both were among the year's best from Hollywood, but where were Open City , Children of Paradise , Brief ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 665

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Honoring James Hong would be honoring Asian-Americans, not Asians per se. They probably think that honoring Kurosawa and Bergman covered their actors (Mifune, Ullmann, von Sydow, etc.) Cicely Tyson is a great actress by any standard even though her greatest performance was in TV's The Autobiography ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 665

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Maybe they'll get around to James Hong next year when he'll probably still be acting at 91.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2019 Tony Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: 2019 Tony Nominations

I found the opening number instantly forgettable and the comedic filler crass and unnecessary with the belabored scene in the men's room and the nonsense with Corden's father on his cell phone the worst. And why does Tina Fey have to be the first presenter at every awards show from the Emmys to the ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 665

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

The problem with honoring past greats is that there are so many of them that one or two a year would take decades, if not centuries. Unless they are willing to name 25 or so per year, it would be meaningless.
by Big Magilla
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 665

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

You do all realize that since the separation of honorary Oscars from the annual awards ceremony that awards have been geared as much toward honoring people who represent under-awarded "types" for want of a better word, as much as actual legends, right? Dick Smith for makeup. Kevin Brownlow...

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