Cinematography Next?

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Sabin » Sun May 28, 2017 6:29 am

I'm good with that.
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby The Original BJ » Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 pm

If consensus is for Magilla's idea, I will not complain.

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Postby CalWilliam » Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am

I support Big Magilla's idea.
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Snick's Guy » Fri May 26, 2017 1:33 pm

My vote is with Big Magailla - I like his compromise approach - can't wait for the cinematography polls! :)

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu May 25, 2017 5:00 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I was thinking we could do this in two phases.

Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there.

Phase 2 would begin with 1966 and work backwards.

How does this approach work for everyone?


What is the benefit of his over just moving backwards from 2016?

I don't like going backwards. What I suggested was a compromise.
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:28 pm

Big Magilla wrote:I was thinking we could do this in two phases.

Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there.

Phase 2 would begin with 1966 and work backwards.

How does this approach work for everyone?


What is the benefit of his over just moving backwards from 2016?
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu May 25, 2017 4:18 pm

My thinking is that if we conduct one poll per week starting next Wednesday that should be enough time for people to catch up. It's not as if films from 1967 to 1997 are that difficult to find. With rare exception, those that are missing probably aren't worth worrying about.

Anyone who has seen four of the five nominees should be able to vote for one of the four subject to a vote change later if they find that the obscure fifth nominee is something they actually like more.
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby The Original BJ » Thu May 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Mister Tee wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I was thinking we could do this in two phases.

Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there.

Phase 2 would begin with 1966 and work backwards.

How does this approach work for everyone?

I like it.


I am happy to play along with whatever people decide, but to speak up for those of us who don't have as many years of Oscar history under our belts as you two, when I look over the slates beginning in '67 for about the next thirty years, there's about a nominee or two I'm missing in every race.

I would try my best to catch up, but if we started with the most recent year and worked backward, I would be able to start catching up on those races now, while we discussed the last twenty years, for which I assume many more of us are 100% complete. Doesn't it seem like this approach would foster MORE discussion?

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Mister Tee » Thu May 25, 2017 3:19 pm

Big Magilla wrote:I was thinking we could do this in two phases.

Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there.

Phase 2 would begin with 1966 and work backwards.

How does this approach work for everyone?

I like it.

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu May 25, 2017 3:16 pm

I was thinking we could do this in two phases.

Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there.

Phase 2 would begin with 1966 and work backwards.

How does this approach work for everyone?
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:34 pm

I like this idea, especially because it is also going to include some different movies we haven't talked to death about yet!
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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Mister Tee » Thu May 25, 2017 12:47 pm

The Original BJ wrote:Would be good to start with the most recent years again, so more people will have the option to participate.


Most of those years in the late 30s/early 40s are going to be ridiculous to discuss -- 20 or so often-obscure nominees, and lengthy odds most of us have seen them anywhere but on TV. Of course, that's true for many tech categories in that era.

But, sure, cinematography's as good as anything to cover, now that the glamour categories have been depleted.

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby The Original BJ » Thu May 25, 2017 12:23 pm

I am totally fine with whatever, but Cinematography definitely seems like a category that would provoke interesting discussion.

Would be good to start with the most recent years again, so more people will have the option to participate.

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Re: Cinematography Next?

Postby Precious Doll » Thu May 25, 2017 8:13 am

Don't remember but it seems a really good choice.
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Cinematography Next?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 am

Did we agree on this or am I misremembering?
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