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by Greg
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Corey Booker now joins Kirsten Gillibrand in advocating a job guarantee:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... y-hamilton
by Greg
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1995
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Best Cinematography 1995

The most mind-boggling Bravehart Oscar for me is winning Makeup for blue warpaint. My feeling is the zero-gravity shooting in Apollo 13 warranted giving Cinematography to Dean Cundey and Director to Ron Howard. Yes, I think Opie deserves to be an Oscar winner.
by Greg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
Replies: 1
Views: 81

2018 Pulitzer Prizes

Here is a video announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ALQv-VTb0TI The announcements do not begin until ten minutes into the video. Notably, reporting awards were given for covering the Hollywood sex assault scandals, the heroin drug crisis, and...
by Greg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1994
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Best Cinematography 1994

Forrest Gump's defeat in this category makes less and less sense with every passing year. These days, a victory for state of the art visual effects goes hand in hand with a victory for cinematography. For example: Inception, Hugo, Life of Pi, and Gravity. The films that won joint visual effects/cin...
by Greg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Cannes 2018

I really do feel that for the first time in my cinema going life of over 40 years that I am being blackmailed into undertaking something (namely streaming) that I do not want to do. It's rather odd that at a time when more films are getting made than ever, or at least it seems that way, that I have...
by Greg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I am somewhat relieved that Mueller seems to be pivoting from Russia to porn stars. Porn stars don't have nuclear weapons.
by Greg
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Trump admin sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/04/politics ... index.html
by Greg
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

TRUMP IS ‘DETERMINED’ TO ‘GO TO WAR WITH NORTH KOREA’ IN CONFLICT THAT COULD KILL ‘MILLIONS,’ SAYS LEADING DEMOCRAT: Representative Joaquin Castro, a top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday that he believes President Donald Trump is determined to launch a war with North Korea. Ca...
by Greg
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 3669

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

The Original BJ wrote:
Greg wrote:What does everyone think the odds are that when they announce Best Picture next year, they will make a comedic attempt to show how they are taking great pains not to screw up this time?


200%.


I was going through some old threads. I think you were off about 150% on this.
by Greg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, talks about politics as a battle of good and evil: "President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is full of evangelicals, many of whom seek to bring a specifically Christian perspective to social issues from abortion to LGBTQ rights to health care. But the ...
by Greg
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Here is a potentially-very-interesting development for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination: "For decades, the idea of government-guaranteed jobs for all Americans has stalked the outer edges of political debate. It has been promoted by labor unions and has ideological support among some...
by Greg
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

What a devastating loss for the world. He didn't quite live to receive the Nobel Prize, but, he did live about 50 years longer than expected.
by Greg
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17565

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Trump just fired Secretary Of State Tillerson. Apparently, Tillerson found out about this from one of Trump's Tweets. Considering that Trump has treated his own staff with more contempt and disrespect than any President in modern history, I can only imagine the tell-all books that will be coming out...
by Greg
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Wrinkle In Time
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time now has a 53 rating at Metacritic and a 42 rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch.
by Greg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay

There is one thing that struck me about Ivory's speech. He thanked both Ruth Jhabvala and Ismail Merchant and mentioned both of them as "life partners," not business partners. I know Ivory had a romantic relationship with Merchant. Did he also have one with Jhabvala?

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