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by Sabin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Best Cinematography 2004

The only interesting thing to say about this year was that this was the first year that the Academy faced pressure to nominate a film using digital cinematography. Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron received an ASC nomination for Michael Mann’s Collateral for its atmospheric LA nightscape. It’s not as thou...
by Sabin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 562
Views: 20193

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

So... that’s a key.

UPDATE: between that and the Supreme Court ruling about Ohio's voter purge, I'm scared.
by Sabin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Best Cinematography 2003

Imagine for a moment that it’s Oscar morning and you discovery that In the Mood for Love got four major nominations? Or 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days? I may not love City of God, but I’m happy for the joy that it brought to those who loved that film and didn’t think it had a shot in hell. I can’t imagin...
by Sabin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: R.I.P Anthony Bourdain

Suicide rates are really on the rise now right, and there's absolutely no shame in calling that number. I'm not afraid to admit that two years ago, I called the hotline. I wasn't seriously considering it but I still felt like I needed help. I got it. Very sad death. I watched his show a lot. He'll a...
by Sabin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Best Cinematography 2002

Sorry, I completely missed that.
by Sabin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Best Cinematography 2002

Big Magilla wrote Second to go has to be Road to Perdition for which Conrad Hall's posthumous Oscar was more a tribute to him than it was to anything he put on film. I certainly understand not voting for Road to Perdition (i didn't) but... do you remember the cinematography of this film? It was ful...
by Sabin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 562
Views: 20193

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

What if instead of a constitutional crisis we just learn that we don't live in a democracy anymore?
by Sabin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Best Cinematography 2002

Pretty solid lineup, although I easily give my vote to Ed Lachman for Far From Heaven. Even though I’ve never quite been able to fall in love with Todd Haynes’ Sirk homage, I have no such qualms about what he manages to pull off visually. This is a note-perfect homage that never gets in the way of t...
by Sabin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 562
Views: 20193

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Mister Tee wrote So, no one appears to be responding to this. Not to say people are obligated to reply to things I post, but...isn't anyone else alarmed by this? 40 years ago, Nixon said "If the president does it, that means it isn't illegal", and the nation gasped at the imperial notion....
by Sabin
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 562
Views: 20193

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Just a record number of garbage humans running for office. I honestly can't remember the last time I gasped so much while reading an article. If you want to know what "incel" means, it stands for "involuntarily celibate" because they think women are so horrible today and have too...
by Sabin
Thu May 31, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: 2018 Emmys

Irvin, do you think The Good Place has a shot?
by Sabin
Wed May 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: 2018 Emmys

If ABC thinks the show is too toxic to remain on the air despite being a ratings juggernaut, I'd imagine that voters won't give those DVDs a minute of their time. You're probably right about some of the voters, but almost assuredly there are many who will look at this show (and all involved) as the ...
by Sabin
Tue May 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 562
Views: 20193

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Greg wrote
I have a feeling Fox News will soon have its first sitcom.

No, just another “news” guest contributor.
by Sabin
Tue May 29, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: 2018 Emmys

Well, Irvin, it's not to late to change your Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series to replace Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf.
by Sabin
Mon May 28, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2001
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Best Cinematography 2001

There’s no point in discussing this category without mentioning the more egregious omissions first. Any poll among critics would almost assuredly cite Christopher Doyle and Ping Bin Lee for In the Mood for Love as Best Cinematography of the Decade. No question. Even the critics of the day couldn’t d...

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