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Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2008, 09:07:15 PM »
Yea, I wrote a kind of snarky comment on a site talking about that poster.   It went something like this:

Is there any way, short of taking a scissors to it, that one can get the poster without "Crash"?

I love the poster--it's beautifully designed--but anyone who looks at those titles can see there's a whole bunch there that didn't deserve The Big One.  Take comfort in that now, at least, almost everyone knows it.

That's the thing--we might not agree with all the films there, but we all like some of them as well.  And we wanted Brokeback Mountain to be included in the family.  The one we could point to with pride.  Alas...

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2008, 10:42:27 PM »
Well, even though we can't point to the winner on the poster, we can point to the winner at the Kodak Theatre.  >:D

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Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2008, 03:17:57 AM »
John!  I remember that day!
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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2008, 12:00:50 PM »
Our forum ad appears in Variety today.

The only thing wrong with it is that on the opposite page is an
article about turning 'crash' into a tv series.

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2008, 01:00:00 PM »
I always thought it was more like a bad made for tv movie anyways.
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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2008, 01:23:46 PM »
I always thought it was more like a bad made for tv movie anyways.


Very true.  However, "Friday Night Lights" was a pretty mediocre movie over all, yet the TV show based on the film is outstanding.  So, there is always hope.

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« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2008, 01:26:51 PM »
A picture worth a thousand words!  I love it.   ;D

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2008, 06:16:29 PM »
When Crash first came out, no pun intended, I heard it was GOING to be a tv series, that Haggis et al had designed it exactly for that.

Personally I wouldn't mind seeing Brokeback as a tv series... could fill in the times between get-togethers.
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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2008, 07:41:40 PM »
Our forum ad appears in Variety today.

The only thing wrong with it is that on the opposite page is an
article about turning 'crash' into a tv series.

click for bigger size:


Will this film never stop haunting us, even in our sadness...

Look at it this way: most people thought that it belonged on TV in the first place, and if it did, it may very well go the way of "The Black Donnellys."  (Go back and read the reviews; for the most part they were savage--towards the show, towards Paul Haggis, towards "Crash," etc.)

Compare that to our ad, and think about what this really shows how a work of art--and its artist--touched people and continues to touch people.   That's the more lasting significance.

Now, since no place in Portland apparently carried Variety,  :o would one of you lovely volunteers send me a spare copy?  I'll pay for the issue and shipping; just e-mail me for the address.  Thanks a million.
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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2008, 08:49:20 PM »
Well, even though we can't point to the winner on the poster, we can point to the winner at the Kodak Theatre.  >:D

LOL, john you bad boy!! ;) ;D :D :D >:D >:D  that's what i call a special salute.

ugh, we walk by that lit up column all the time. blech.... i wish it was further down, like under the stairs.  :P

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Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2008, 11:19:24 AM »
Interesting article linked from the awards season thread:

Interesting item here on the nominations and how they get there:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2004151951_oscarleftouts30.html

He uses BBM as an example of regretting award choices in the fututre.
(Last paragraph.)

I like the name of the newspaper--The Star-Ledger.

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2008, 05:04:47 PM »
Got an e-mail from Cinequest, the San Jose film festival I used to regularly attend.  They're breathlessly trumpeting this year's "Maverick" awards, which they give to filmmakers who "don't play by the usual rules" and have built up an unusual and impressive body of work.  Their #1 choice is John Leguizamo, who is a great talent but aside from his work in "To Wong Foo..." "The Groomsmen" "Moulin Rouge" and "Ice Age" I'm hard-pressed to think of lots of significant film work. (Maybe they're counting his award-winning one-man shows that he did for HBO.)

The other honoree is Bobby Moresco, "award winning co-author of 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Crash.'"  Gads.
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Offline Roland

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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2008, 10:43:22 AM »
Ah..Crash-bashing just never gets old, does it?

http://www.vanityfair.com/ontheweb/blogs/daily/2008/01/the-oscars-cras.html

Even the filmís most enthusiastic champions (Iím talking to you, Roger Ebert) must cringe at the ignominy of a Crash franchise, compounding the soul-piercing guilt they face every day since the film outmaneuvered Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture nearly two years ago.
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Re: Awards Aftermath - Part 2
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2008, 12:11:20 PM »
Ah..Crash-bashing just never gets old, does it?

http://www.vanityfair.com/ontheweb/blogs/daily/2008/01/the-oscars-cras.html

Even the filmís most enthusiastic champions (Iím talking to you, Roger Ebert) must cringe at the ignominy of a Crash franchise, compounding the soul-piercing guilt they face every day since the film outmaneuvered Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture nearly two years ago.

And this excerpt from Don Cheadle:

"...The challenge will be to craft the seriesí characters in such a way as to get beneath the skin that supposedly differentiates them and create entertaining story lines that show the hurdles and obstacles we all struggle to overcome day to day."

We already have that show.  It's called As The World Turns and it's on every Mon - Fri.  Check your local listings.
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