flipp525 wrote:Am I the only one who thought that Chastain's clip was...well, embarrassing? I haven't seen the movie, but with the engorged veins on her neck, that thinning hyper-red hair, her almost equal emphasis on every word in that monologue—it seemed very overacted.
Her character literally believes her purpose in life is to capture or kill Bin Laden, she has reason to believe she is close to finding him, she has been mocked or ignored by her male coworkers and supervisors, and she is sick and tired of being treated like a secretary rather than a fellow CIA agent. That is exactly the reaction any human being should have in response to being treated the way she has. The clip I wished they had used is the very last moment of the film, though I understand why they could not.
I really thought they were going to use the football monologue for Lawrence's clip. It was funny how SILVER LINING'S PLAYBOOK is billed as a comedy, but the clips they used for all four actors were some of the most intense moments in the movie.
I forget, do the studios submit the clips to be used, or does the Academy choose them?
"When it comes to the subject of torture, I trust a woman who was married to James Cameron for three years."
-- Amy Poehler in praise of Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow