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by danfrank
Wed May 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: RI.P. Tim Conway
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: RI.P. Tim Conway

I watched the Carol Burnett show pretty religiously as a kid/teen. Tim Conway was always a highlight. He was the one who always made the other actors break character and laugh. Super funny.
by danfrank
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Kate Smith

The conflation of sports watching with expressions of patriotism has always annoyed me. It’s bad enough that we have to endure the national anthem before every game. The addition of God Bless America after 9/11 was way over the top. The politics of whether to play the now-tainted Kate Smith version ...
by danfrank
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2134
Views: 92289

Re: New Developments III

Mister Tee wrote:Posted on Twitter as the Notre Dame horror unfolds:

"Watching helplessly as something beautiful burns is 2019 in a nutshell"


I haven't felt as sad about something in a long while.
by danfrank
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 1156

Re: Campaign 2020

Tee, I like your analysis. I won't disagree with anything you said, and want to emphatically second what you said about Democrats winning with fresh, exciting choices. I've been touting the "fresh face" path to victory with all my friends, and with the plethora of candidates for this cycle...
by danfrank
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1361

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

Anybody besides me missing BJ's posts? In the immediate aftermath of the Oscars I'm wondering what he has to say. His contributions to this board have been a highlight for me, given that his posts are always thoughtful, well-informed, insightful, exceptionally well-written, and very educational. I u...
by danfrank
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Re: Trivia

Three of four acting winners played gay characters. I'm pretty sure that's never happened before.
by danfrank
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1361

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody are the big winners. They didn’t need the producers to ruin the show; the Academy voters did that with their votes. The highlight was Olivia Colman, who was hysterical. Shallow was very nicely performed, as was the song from Buster Scruggs. Not much else to say.
by danfrank
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Re: Trivia

5 of the last 6 Director winners are from Mexico. Only one of the last 9 Director winners is American.
by danfrank
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Live Red Carpet
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: 91st Oscars: Live Red Carpet

It’s all about Billy Porter.
by danfrank
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The 2019 Grammys
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: The 2019 Grammys

Did anyone else watch the awards? I assume BAFTA's would have won out, as with Bradley Cooper, so on this board. MICHELLE OBAMA. Her single utterance of "Motown..." brought the house down. Just to be clear, the audience's rousing ovation had nothing to do with Motown. Rather it was Michel...
by danfrank
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 35
Views: 1487

Re: Your best picture ballot

Tee, I agree with you up to a point, most especially that there should be no quotas and that nominations should be based on quality. But is it possible that what gets perceived as "quality" is biased toward the types of films that men make, or more specifically, the way that men direct the...
by danfrank
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: If Beale Street Could Talk reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: If Beale Street Could Talk reviews

I, too, was confused by the reference to Beale Street being in New Orleans. The reference to New Orleans wasn’t in the novel (I recently read it), so this epigraph was something Jenkins came up with, perhaps based on some other writing of Baldwin or just biographical information. I found the followi...
by danfrank
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: SAG Predictions
Replies: 61
Views: 1537

Re: SAG Predictions

It's a given she is the best of those nominated this year - Amy Adams, despite her slew of past nods, is nowhere in the same league as King - plus King has the added factor of being an African-American in the race. She will win hands down for her great performance. The race card, which is a big gui...
by danfrank
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Leaving Neverland reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Leaving Neverland reviews

This one is going to show on HBO. A cultural storm’s a-coming.
by danfrank
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1724

Re: Reactions

QUESTION! Is Roma the first foreign language film to get TWO acting nominations? Yes. One could argue that Babel, with nominations for Adriana Barraza, whose character spoke primarily Spanish, and Rinko Kikuchi, whose character spoke a Japanese version of sign language, might qualify. But... you ca...

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