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by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Sweden - Border or Ted - Show Me Love (aka A Moon of My Own) Sweden have two possibilities, neither of which are likely to make any head way into the competition. I'm not aware of any other Swedish films at this point that Sweden would consider and given that one of the films (Border) has internatio...
by Precious Doll
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Best Cinematography 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was an easy choice for me with The Dark Knight being the only other notable candidate. Wasn't a particularly strong year for English language films in this category with the most impressive work done internationally in mostly films probably not eligible until the ...
by Precious Doll
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Iran - No Date, No Signature The second film from Vahid Jalilvand was warmly received at last years Venice Film Festival and has been playing the festival circuit since and would appear to almost certain to be Iran's candidate. It's a compelling drama about a coroner involved in a minor road acciden...
by Precious Doll
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29077

Re: Coming DVDs

I dipped into the B&N Criterion sale for the first time and picked up a whole lot of upgrades, basically stuff that I only had on DVD: Female Trouble, Naked, Rushmore, The Naked Lunch, Tokyo Drifter & A Christmas Take. Also took advantage of the sale at Twilight Time and grabbed Husbands &am...
by Precious Doll
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Unseen Foreign Film nominees
Replies: 26
Views: 3121

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Finally caught up with Spain's first foreign film Oscar winner - "Volver a empezar". Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" & Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" are both to this film what "Lara's Theme" is to Dr Zhivago. Was it the music that won over Acade...
by Precious Doll
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5922
Views: 238253

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Mary Shelley (2018) Haifaa Al-Mansour 4/10 G.I. Honeymoon (1945) Phil Karlson 2/10 Silver Queen (1942) Lloyd Bacon 4/10 Navajo (1952) Norman Foster 6/10 Los Tarantos (1963) Francisco Rovira Beleta 8/10 U - July 22 (2018) Erik Poppe 8/10 Tlayucan (1962) Luis Alcoriza 7/10 Border (2018) Ali Abbasi 5/1...
by Precious Doll
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29077

Re: Coming DVDs

Probably THE release of the year. Will be interesting to see if Criterion release a similar boxset in the UK. The Touch & The Magic Flute are already out via BFI, Artificial Eye released a small box set five earlier films in 2012 all of which expect for It Rains on Our Love, are included in the ...
by Precious Doll
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Norway - U July 22 It has become common place for filmmakers to make films of human tragedies not that long after they have occurred. United 93 (2006) and Taj Mahal (2015) both come to mind. Now we have U July 22 which is inspired by the mass shooting on the small island of Utøya which is located ju...
by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 34487

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over. Navajo was also nominate...
by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: New Academy Members

I wonder if the Goya or Cesar award committes also induct voting members from Hollywood's elite circle? Mind you the French Cannes Film Festival can be just as mistaken. There is a long standing rumour, which makes a lot of sense, that Douglas Sirk was the choice for head of the 1980 Cannes Film Fe...
by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

Certainly a very strong lineup with only No Country For Old Men that felt rather second-hand. I voted for There Will Be Blood but honestly the other three wold have made very respectable winners. Being such a stellar year omissions abound: Zodiac, Silent Light, Cashback, Les Chansons d'Amour, Noise,...
by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 34487

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.
by Precious Doll
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: New Academy Members

Emmanuelle Seigner declines Academy invitation: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmanuelle-seigner-polanskis-wife-rejects-academy-invitation-join-1125566 "But how can I ignore the fact that a few weeks ago the Academy expelled my husband, Roman Polanski, in an attempt to appease the zei...

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