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by HarryGoldfarb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Director
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Categories One-by-One: Director

Since the 60's, DGA have missed the Oscar winning director roughly once per decade, the exception being the 2000's having made two eventual non winning choices: - Anthony Harvey, The Lion in Winter - Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather - Steven Spielberg, The Color Purple - Ron Howard, Apollo 13 - A...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 88th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Score
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Categories One-by-One: Score

I've just found out Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario 's composer, died last year. I wasn't a fan of his Golden Globe winning score from The Theory of Everything , but we can't deny it's a beatiful, although intrusive and by the numbers one. His work for Sicario was way better. He died in Berlin on 9 Febru...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 88th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Best Cinematography 2015

Had to recast my vote... I initially voted having seen 4 nominees... Last night I watched Sicario . Never thought it would made me change my vote. An amazing film... the visuals are not only beautiful to look at (which some of them really are) but also poignant and contemporary and decidedly at the ...
by HarryGoldfarb
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 96
Views: 2178

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Well... the whole show production has been a continuous joke all the way. Has this been a strategy to be constantly on the news?
by HarryGoldfarb
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 96
Views: 2178

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

After the likes of Lubezki, Del Toro, Cuarón and some others made comments on twitter, the ASC released a statement regarding the controversy:

https://theasc.com/news/in-response-to- ... o9HMiCJizU
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 767
Views: 32222

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This is deeply, deeply disturbing: Elliott Abrams, prominent D.C. neocon, named special envoy for Venezuela "Elliott Abrams, a controversial neoconservative figure who was entangled in the Iran-Contra affair, has been named as a Trump administration special envoy overseeing policy toward Venez...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 96
Views: 2178

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

OK, I just did some YouTube snooping. Last year, the entirety of the Cinematography prize was 3:00 (i.e. that's how long the YouTube clip from the Academy is). The winner spoke for :53 of that. Last year, the entirety of the Film Editing prize was 3:03. The winner spoke for 1:05 seconds. Last year,...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 96
Views: 2178

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

A recent tweet by The Academy: "It's short, but it's heartfelt...and it's full of meaning." - #Oscars producer Donna Gigliotti explaining what makes a great #Oscars speech before showing this example at the #OscarsLunch --- The example is Steven Soderbergh's speech... a great and memorable...
by HarryGoldfarb
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: SAG Predictions
Replies: 61
Views: 1454

Re: SAG Predictions

At the end of the day there are always going to be winners included in the 'ensemble' who really don't stand out individually but collectively they do contribute to help make a film what it is successful or otherwise. Winners or for that matter nominees... This year we had the weird inclusion of Ha...
by HarryGoldfarb
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Academy Awards Ceremonies - A Trivia Regarding the Number of Nominated Films
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Academy Awards Ceremonies - A Trivia Regarding the Number of Nominated Films

Maybe this is common knowledge for some of you, but I'd like to know: 1. What was the ceremony with the largest number of nominated films (including foreign films and shorts)? How many films do you have to watch in order to see all the nominated films fromt hat year? 2. What was the ceremony with th...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: SAG Predictions
Replies: 61
Views: 1454

Re: SAG Predictions

"Black Panther" wasn't even the second best comic book movie of the years. In the Oscars it was nominated for Best Picture but not for director, screenplay, acting, cinematography, or editing. I wonder how many movies had that "distinction" in the last 50 years? At least one: Se...
by HarryGoldfarb
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: SAG Predictions
Replies: 61
Views: 1454

Re: SAG Predictions

See where BAFTA goes. Malek isn't a frontrunner. How come the winner of both SAG and Golden Globe is not the frontrunner? Who is the last actor to win both awards and failed at the Oscars? I think it was Russell Crowe for A Beautiful Mind and the scenario was completely different. I do believe is r...
by HarryGoldfarb
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker
Replies: 16
Views: 3607

Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

I have a quick favor to ask. Amazon customer reviews are important for increasing search engine optimization and help promote work by authors who are not part of the “Big Five” in publishing. As you may know, I have published two collections of short stories in the past couple of years: At Danceter...
by HarryGoldfarb
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Death of Hugo Chavez
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Death of Hugo Chavez

HarryGoldfarb, I wonder if you are aware of governments in South American countries other than where you live. Specifically, I have read that Lula da Silva, and now Rousseff, in Brazil have not had corruption problems and have been strong examples of successful left-wing governments. Odebrecht... I...

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