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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby mlrg » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:34 pm

Big Magilla wrote:There was an old video put out by the Academy on VHS when Karl Malden was President of the Academy that had the Chaplin presentation as well as many more moments from the 70s and 80s, maybe early 90s. This thing was OK as a teaser, but it's really there to sell TCM's 31 Days of Oscar.


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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:24 pm

There was an old video put out by the Academy on VHS when Karl Malden was President of the Academy that had the Chaplin presentation as well as many more moments from the 70s and 80s, maybe early 90s. This thing was OK as a teaser, but it's really there to sell TCM's 31 Days of Oscar.
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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:47 pm

I'm glad it showed my top-two-all-time-favorite Oscar moments, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Charlie Chaplin and Michael Moore's acceptance speech for Bowling For Columbine. The Chaplin award I have only seen on video, as the live presentation was before my Oscar-watching time, while I had the privilege to watch the Moore speech in real time.
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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:29 pm

flipp525 wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:There seemed to be just as many clips of films that didn't win Oscars, The Searchers; Rosemary's Baby, among them

Rosemary's Baby won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Ruth Gordon's performance.

The clip was shown in reference to films that didn't win Best Picture.
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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby flipp525 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:44 am

Big Magilla wrote:There seemed to be just as many clips of films that didn't win Oscars, The Searchers; Rosemary's Baby, among them

Rosemary's Baby won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Ruth Gordon's performance.
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Re: TCM Oscar documentary

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:21 am

I watched it.

It was OK, but at 90 minutes it didn't cover much. Interviews with Helen Mirren, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda and others were all things we've heard before. There seemed to be just as many clips of films that didn't win Oscars, The Searchers; Rosemary's Baby, among them, and too few scenes of Oscar ceremonies. You get more out of the clips at the Academy website or on YouTube.

A for effort, but C for execution.
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TCM Oscar documentary

Postby mlrg » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:36 am

Did anybody watch the TCM Documentary "And the Oscar Goes to..." that premiered yeasterday? Was it any good?


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