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by Mister Tee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2018

Those linked pieces illustrate pretty clearly the limitations of screen-time in determining lead/support. Randy Quaid has more screen-time in The Last Detail than Pacino does in The Godfather, but you'd have to have a head full of gumballs to consider Quaid a lead. In fact, I'd say he and Kim Hunter...
by Mister Tee
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2129
Views: 91970

Re: New Developments III

Posted on Twitter as the Notre Dame horror unfolds:

"Watching helplessly as something beautiful burns is 2019 in a nutshell"
by Mister Tee
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Bibi Andersson
Replies: 0
Views: 50

R.I.P. Bibi Andersson

Delivered one of the great monologues in cinema history. And so much more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/movi ... -dead.html
by Mister Tee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1965
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Best Cinematography 1965

Since I'm the purist who wants to have full exposure to nominees before voting, I've fallen way behind -- so far I pretty much despair of ever catching up at this one-a-week rate. But, my little bit to contribute to one year I have managed to completely cover: As I noted when we started the 60s, the...
by Mister Tee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: Glenda Jackson back on Broadway as "King Lear"
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Glenda Jackson back on Broadway as "King Lear"

Wow. King Lear as Shakespeare's worst play? Even as a contrarian take, I find that really challenging. The Armond White "I can out-contrary anyone" approach. "You know what band sucks? The Beatles!" "Citizen Kane is a top ten worst movie of all time" "FDR? Terribl...
by Mister Tee
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Campaign 2020

A few words to deal with this odd moment, when -- I feel I need to scream it -- we have yet to see the Mueller report!!! Magilla's initial post is flat wrong. The Mueller report DID NOT say no obstruction. It presented facts pro and con but chose not to make a recommendation -- almost surely because...
by Mister Tee
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Campaign 2020

Big Magilla wrote Republicans may waver during the primary but they will fall in line on election day. Maybe a small number will sit out. But his supporters (of which there are more than we'd like to think) have never liked anybody more. Which is why I have little sympathy for the Republicans who c...
by Mister Tee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 40702

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Two not-that-easy-to-see movies, featured in recently covered cinematography years, and showing on TCM this week:

Thursday 3/21 11:15AM ET: A Majority of One

Friday 3/22 8:00PM ET: Morituri
by Mister Tee
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Campaign 2020

To answer Wes' first question: I like Stacey Abrams plenty, but she just offers more of what the field already has a ton of: charismatic figures light on resume. Some of these people need to be looking at the many other important but lower-level jobs coming up next year. Specifically: Abrams is the ...
by Mister Tee
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Campaign 2020

For those who saw the title of this thread and thought “Way too soon; no one’s voting for almost a year”: 1) I agree with you, but 2) tell it to those I-forget-how-many who’ve already declared candidacies (and I was set to start this thread even before the Texas Dynamo entered the race yesterday mor...
by Mister Tee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

I took it to mean that this is underhanded as opposed to donating a building which there for everyone to see. Isn't that a bit like saying Trump can't be committing treason because he's doing it so openly? Not really. The rich and powerful buying favor has always been taken for granted. Donating bu...
by Mister Tee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1041

Re: Trivia

Mahershala Ali is the first actor in 26 years, and the fifth over all, to win twice for performances featured in best picture winners. He joins Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Gene Hackman in this very respectable club. He is the first "person of color", i.e. black, acto...
by Mister Tee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

I took it to mean that this is underhanded as opposed to donating a building which there for everyone to see. Isn't that a bit like saying Trump can't be committing treason because he's doing it so openly? If we're lucky, this could lead to a major look at how skewed college admissions are to the w...
by Mister Tee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

Tell me I'm wrong: this is a case of the middling/nouveau affluent clumsily doing what the long-time super-rich have been doing without interference for centuries. Not to diminish the wrongness and criminality of what was done here. But it stuck in my craw to hear the guy making the charges say &quo...
by Mister Tee
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?

Oscar races evolved more gradually back then. My recollection of roughly how it went: There had been some "maybe they could contend" entrants over the summer -- notably Sarandon in Bull Durham and Pfeiffer (her first breakthrough to respectability) in Married to the Mob -- but Foster in Th...

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