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Qui-Long Gone
02-25-2007, 10:11 PM
We all know the Oscars are the Hollywood Prom, you win because your Dad let's you have everyone over to the house for keggers....

So any surprises yet?

What about the host, creepy shadow figures, blah blah....

I was not surprised by the Best Supporting Actor/Actress wins, but was surprised by best foreign language film (I though Pan was a lock), and was hoping Robot Gore wouldn't win for Inconvenient Truth....although I support global warming :thumbsup:

I like that so many different countries and foreign film makers are finally being given props....I can only take so many American big budget stinkers....

sith_killer_99
02-25-2007, 10:41 PM
What are these "Oscar's" you speak of?:confused:

El Chuxter
02-25-2007, 10:55 PM
I lost all respect for this when Eminem won one.

And since Danny Elfman has never gotten a musical nod of any sort from these snobs.

Rocketboy
02-25-2007, 11:14 PM
Hmmm...Lucas, Speilberg and Coppola giving out the award for best director?

Who else was gonna win that one?

Big surprise there.[/sarcasm]

General_Grievous
02-25-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm glad The Departed won. This marks the third time that my favorite film of a particular year won the Best Picture Oscar. The first two were Gladiator and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

But I completely agree with Chux about the Danny Elfman thing. This year, the "Best Score" category was filled with scores that weren't memorable. Which is a bit of an oxymoron. Why would you acknowledge a mediocre and forgettable score for a movie? Why do you think John Williams won so many of these? Because his scores were memorable. Do you think that the score for "Babel" will be famous? I didn't think so. All of the Danny Elfman music for Tim Burton's films have been excellent. And they've been used in countless trailers. Also, he did a great job on the score for "Spider-Man".

And the only reason Eminem won was because the other songs that year sucked.

Qui-Long Gone
02-25-2007, 11:31 PM
Thank God it's over....very predictable winners, very uneventful (where's fatty mcMoore with his Americans suck documentaries?)....better luck next time O'Tool....



SK99, the Oscars are where a powerful and wealthy film maker (typically white until recently) hands another powerful and wealthy film maker a statue that says "good job sport." Then that person makes about 20 horrible films after finally winning excusing it to, "hell, I won an Oscar didn't I?" Typically a woman wins one when she either 1.) strips nude and bangs Billy Bob Thorton, or 2.) gains 60 pounds and plays a lesbian with some sort of obvious prosthetics. A man usually wins when he either plays a sadistic sob or if he lost last year to another overrated actor who lost the year before, etc.... Directors ususally win after about their 3 or 4th nomination (sometimes after their 5 or 6th in extreme cases), and typically someone gives a speech about a socialist ideal where everyone is happy living in peace and harmony with the billions of people they hate and want to blow up....God gets a bunch of cred for helping get a lot of films made and there's almost always a joke about gays, Jews and other people Mel Gibson blasts when drunk....Beyonce typically sings at the show.....then everyone gets smashed and hammered at swanky parties after the awards and the rest of us talk for weeks about the winning films and performances none of us saw....

Mad Slanted Powers
02-25-2007, 11:36 PM
In honor of Mr. Scorcese's victory, here is a song about him by King Missile

This one is called Martin Scorcese.
He makes the best [expletive] films
He makes the best [expletive] films
If I ever meet him, I'm gonna grab his [expletive] neck and just shake him and say "Thank you. Thank you for making such excellent [expletive] movies."
Then I'd twist his nose all the way the [expletive] around and then rip off one of his ears and throw it like a like a like a [expletive] frisbee
I wanna chew is [expletive] lips off and grab his head and suck out one of his eyes and chew on it and spit it out in his face and say "Thank you thank you for all of your [expletive] films."
Then I'd pick him up by the hair swing him over my head a few times and throw him across the room and kick all his [expletive] teeth in and then stomp on his face forty or fifty times cause he makes the best [expletive] films he makes the best [expletive] films I've ever seen in my life
I [expletive] love him
I [expletive] love him

Actually, I had to look up on imdb.com to see if I have ever seen one of his films. I think the only one I have seen is The Color Of Money. I saw the beginning of The Last Waltz on VH1 Classic last week, but haven't seen the whole thing.

El Chuxter
02-25-2007, 11:39 PM
I saw the beginning of The Last Waltz on VH1 Classic last week, but haven't seen the whole thing.

That's a great film. But you'd have to be a brain-dead chimp to not be able to make a great film if your cast includes The Band, Van Morrison, Neil Young, and Muddy Waters jamming onstage. Even Carrot Top dancing around in every scene couldn't screw that one up.

sith_killer_99
02-26-2007, 01:03 AM
Martin Scorsese?!?!

I have seen some of his work, very nice stuff:

The Departed
Gangs of New York
Cape Fear
Goodfellas
The Color of Money
Taxi Driver

So, I guess he won for "The Departed" tonight? Hmmm, I saw the film, pretty good, though it could have been better. I personally think Scorsese was sending a sub-conscious message "stop snitching". Maybe he just wants to get some street cred? Who knows, all I know is, even "snitch" dies by the end of the film.;) :D


SK99, the Oscars are where a powerful and wealthy film maker (typically white until recently) hands another powerful and wealthy film maker a statue that says "good job sport." Then that person makes about 20 horrible films after finally winning excusing it to, "hell, I won an Oscar didn't I?" Typically a woman wins one when she either 1.) strips nude and bangs Billy Bob Thorton, or 2.) gains 60 pounds and plays a lesbian with some sort of obvious prosthetics. A man usually wins when he either plays a sadistic sob or if he lost last year to another overrated actor who lost the year before, etc.... Directors ususally win after about their 3 or 4th nomination (sometimes after their 5 or 6th in extreme cases), and typically someone gives a speech about a socialist ideal where everyone is happy living in peace and harmony with the billions of people they hate and want to blow up....God gets a bunch of cred for helping get a lot of films made and there's almost always a joke about gays, Jews and other people Mel Gibson blasts when drunk....Beyonce typically sings at the show.....then everyone gets smashed and hammered at swanky parties after the awards and the rest of us talk for weeks about the winning films and performances none of us saw....

Hmm, sound like a bunch of rich arses stroking each other for accomplishing...what...entertainment. Truthfully, I find the whole thing a bit obnoxious. Maybe next year they could do the awards a little differently...

And the award for the Firefighter who saved the most lives goes to....
And the award for the Police Officer who...
And the award for the Public School Teacher who...

Until they start doing award shows like that, I probably won't watch.:rolleyes:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-26-2007, 07:27 AM
Thank God it's over....very predictable winners, very uneventful (where's fatty mcMoore with his Americans suck documentaries?)....better luck next time O'Tool....



SK99, the Oscars are where a powerful and wealthy film maker (typically white until recently) hands another powerful and wealthy film maker a statue that says "good job sport." Then that person makes about 20 horrible films after finally winning excusing it to, "hell, I won an Oscar didn't I?" Typically a woman wins one when she either 1.) strips nude and bangs Billy Bob Thorton, or 2.) gains 60 pounds and plays a lesbian with some sort of obvious prosthetics. A man usually wins when he either plays a sadistic sob or if he lost last year to another overrated actor who lost the year before, etc.... Directors ususally win after about their 3 or 4th nomination (sometimes after their 5 or 6th in extreme cases), and typically someone gives a speech about a socialist ideal where everyone is happy living in peace and harmony with the billions of people they hate and want to blow up....God gets a bunch of cred for helping get a lot of films made and there's almost always a joke about gays, Jews and other people Mel Gibson blasts when drunk....Beyonce typically sings at the show.....then everyone gets smashed and hammered at swanky parties after the awards and the rest of us talk for weeks about the winning films and performances none of us saw....

Yeah, cos "nobody" saw "Little Miss Sunshine" that cost 8 million to make and grossed over 60 million at the BO and "nobody" saw "The Departed" that grossed 130 million at the BO and let's not forget "Pan's Labyrinth" which is critically claimed and grossed 40 million in the States. And a few of the films nominated this year had very limited release, but that's purely due to their distributors. Hell, "The Queen," "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Last King of Scotland" have been playing here for weeks (which means dun dun dun: people are seeing them!). If you didn't see any of the films this year or care, why the hell did you watch it? Get off your high horse and do something productive instead of complaining. You're just making noise anyway. :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
02-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Let's see....

Eminem beat U2 and Paul Simon.

Three 6 Mafia beat Dolly Parton.

Annie Lennox and her nauseating "Into the West" beat two Allison Krauss numbers, as well as tracks from The Triplets of Bellevue and A Mighty Wind.

None of Tom Petty's numbers from She's the One or Elizabethtown have been nominated.

Danny Elfman recorded new songs for both The Corpse Bride and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory in 2005, but wasn't nominated, so "Remains of the Day" is not an Oscar-winner, but "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" is.

From the past 16 years, it looks like they only got it right three times (Streets of Philadelphia, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, and Colors of the Wind).

And don't get me started on the problems of Original Score.

Face it, these turkeys need to totally abandon the music and keep their heads-firmly-in-butt snobbery to the films themselves.

General_Grievous
02-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Let's see....

Eminem beat U2 and Paul Simon.


The category is best song, not best artist. In my opinion, "Lose Yourself" was better than "Hands that Built America".

But actually we were both wrong about Elfman, Chux. He was nominated for Men In Black, Good Will Hunting and Big Fish. He hasn't won yet, but even if he doesn't, there's always the Lifetime Achievement award.

El Chuxter
02-26-2007, 11:21 AM
The category is best song, not best artist. In my opinion, "Lose Yourself" was better than "Hands that Built America".

To each his own, I suppose. I guess I'm just glad Eminenema's fifteen minutes are finally up. He bugged me worse than Marilyn Manson.

JEDIpartner
02-26-2007, 12:25 PM
To each his own, I suppose. I guess I'm just glad Eminenema's fifteen minutes are finally up. He bugged me worse than Marilyn Manson.

Amen to that!!!

Bel-Cam Jos
02-26-2007, 08:57 PM
The only Oscar-nominated film I saw this year was Pan's Labyrinth, so I was disappointed it didn't get the Best Foreign Language Film (I wanted to hear from the director). I thought that the Dreamgirls songs got shafted since it was a musical (too obvious, eh voters?). This was an okay show: not bad, not amazing. I watch while I grade papers, just in case something happens (anyone else catch the inuendo comment from one presenter who then raised his eyebrows just to prove he knew we knew he knew what he said?) that "people will talk about." Perhaps.

Qui-Long Gone
02-27-2007, 12:16 AM
Yeah, cos "nobody" saw "Little Miss Sunshine" that cost 8 million to make and grossed over 60 million at the BO and "nobody" saw "The Departed" that grossed 130 million at the BO and let's not forget "Pan's Labyrinth" which is critically claimed and grossed 40 million in the States. And a few of the films nominated this year had very limited release, but that's purely due to their distributors. Hell, "The Queen," "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Last King of Scotland" have been playing here for weeks (which means dun dun dun: people are seeing them!). If you didn't see any of the films this year or care, why the hell did you watch it? Get off your high horse and do something productive instead of complaining. You're just making noise anyway. :thumbsup:

You cut me deep....you cut me deep....:cry:......I'll keep making noise and bit*****....I like my high horse Mr. McTrigger, so back the freak off! :upset: If you don't like it, go to another thread......and by-the-by Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen, Letters, Scotland, and Pan's NEVER came here (all of which I wanted to see)...as in here where I am (surrounded by a quarter million rednecks) so **** you....did you know The Departed is a remake of a Japanese film Internal Affairs? Here's why hollywood ****es me off....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSrPjoqerTE

And they really ****ed me off at the Oscars because they didn't do anything to **** me off this time? WTF....that's why it's worth watching...

El Chuxter
02-27-2007, 12:20 AM
The only Oscar-nominated film I saw this year was Pan's Labyrinth, so I was disappointed it didn't get the Best Foreign Language Film (I wanted to hear from the director). I thought that the Dreamgirls songs got shafted since it was a musical (too obvious, eh voters?). This was an okay show: not bad, not amazing. I watch while I grade papers, just in case something happens (anyone else catch the inuendo comment from one presenter who then raised his eyebrows just to prove he knew we knew he knew what he said?) that "people will talk about." Perhaps.

I saw Superman Returns, Cars, and Pirates of the Carribbean II. They were nominated in the more important categories (to me, at least).

Can't believe Cars lost. :( I rather expected Pirates to beat Superman.

Qui-Long Gone
02-27-2007, 12:23 AM
All the design/tech awards are much more interesting these days....although it was refreshing to see new winners in the acting awards....

Mad Slanted Powers
02-27-2007, 12:25 AM
Can't believe Cars lost.Well, they couldn't give an Oscar to a movie about cars on the same night they were giving an Oscar to Al Gore for his global warming movie. Instead, they give it to the cute little penguins who are down there under the ozone hole.

Qui-Long Gone
02-27-2007, 12:30 AM
I was actually dissapointed in Cars and Happy Feet....that's the first time my daughter has been bored twice in a row! I loved Over the Hedge and couldn't understand how that wasn't up for the award.....Happy Feet was like March of the Penguins goes to Washington....I don't mind aninmated films with a political axe to grind...I actually liked Ferngully...dancing penguins just didn't sell me...???? :rolleyes:

JON9000
02-27-2007, 10:04 AM
I agree that the music awards are a bit of a mess. There can be no doubt that prior to the Lord of the Rings, the academy had a tendency to elevate epic and drama scores at the expense of sci-fi, fantasy and western scores.

I like Elfman's stuff okay, but Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks have been far more influential than anything Elfman will likely ever write, and they were roundly ignored. (For you modern kids, a lot of his spaghetti music was lifted and featured in the Kill Bill movies and the opening of Jackass 2).

Bel-Cam Jos
02-27-2007, 08:56 PM
I saw Superman Returns, Cars, and Pirates of the Carribbean II. They were nominated in the more important categories (to me, at least).

Fool! I forgot I also saw Cars, Happy Feet, and Pirates Dos last year. A BSLOS for my, uh, um... what's it called? Forgetfulness, that's it!

"It's the good advi-ice
That you just didn't take
And who would've thought
It figgers"

2-1B
02-27-2007, 10:20 PM
I was very fond of both The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine.