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by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018

Andrew Sean Greer - Less

Runners-Up:
Elif Batuman - The Idiot
Hernan Diaz - In the Distance

By coincidence, I am just in the middle of Batuman's excellent novel (it is on the shortlist of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and I've just started on Greer's winning novel. So far, so good!
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prizes

Kendrick can't even buy a Grammy AOTY, but this is pretty damn good. First non-jazz, non-classical winner of the music prize, an award that CNN opines is a "jab in the eye of Trump". There is an interesting quote on Billboard from an interview with a board member: You'd be amazed if you wa...
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking
Replies: 2
Views: 145

R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

I think as the subject of Errol Morris' "A Brief History of Time", as well as having been a pervasive pop culture touchstone of the past three or four decades, his loss merits a mention here.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Ready Player One reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Ready Player One reviews

I'm still ready for the adaptation of this horrendously-written novel to get generally mediocre reviews and do middling box office, especially since these reviews scan as less than enthusiastic - but maybe that's just wishful thinking. How big is the market for a movie that just endlessly regurgitat...
by Franz Ferdinand
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Original Song
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: 90th Oscars: Original Song

*cue the music*

"My mother, who passed away..."

*CUT music*
by Franz Ferdinand
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: In Memoriam
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: 90th Oscars: In Memoriam

Was Jonathan Demme not pictured? I may have missed him.
by Franz Ferdinand
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Original Screenplay
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: 90th Oscars: Original Screenplay

mlrg wrote:
OscarGuy wrote:Get Out

I’m starting to think it will get best picture


Humongous round of applause I thought, I think it can go all the way.
by Franz Ferdinand
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay

Quite the round of enthusiastic applause...
by Franz Ferdinand
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor

A pretty balanced essay that has some spoilers so I didn't read portions of it. "Washington has a slim shot at winning Oscar gold this weekend. Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour is positioned at the front-runner with a narrative about his win being long overdue. If there will be an up...
by Franz Ferdinand
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Isle of Dogs

Since that time they have been advertising the film via a 'turn off your mobile telephone' message, which is rather odd given these days you hardly ever hear anyone's phone ring. I'm so glad to hear that this has been your experience, because in mine, outrageous audience behavior at theaters just k...
by Franz Ferdinand
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Test your knowledge
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Test your knowledge

9 out of 10 as well. That nasty box office question!
by Franz Ferdinand
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 38
Views: 1377

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

It's felt like The Shape of Water is a soft 13-time nominee more in the vein of Benjamin Button than Forrest Gump or Shakespeare In Love , so I'm not liking its chances of a Picture win. Maybe it's just wishful thinking about how the Academy got it right with Moonlight last year, but I want to see a...
by Franz Ferdinand
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Animated Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Categories One-by-One: Animated Feature

dws1982 wrote:For anyone still looking for a way to fit The Breadwinner in before Oscar night, it unexpectedly dropped on Netflix.


Thanks for the heads up!
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 47
Views: 1574

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

Okri wrote:I swear a lot. I'm 34 years of age. Not sure to what extent I count as young.


I am also 34, so let's just leave it at "young" haha.
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

1. Phantom Thread
2. Get Out
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. The Post
5. Dunkirk

Shamefully haven't seen the others yet.

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