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Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2001 2:54 pm
by cinemasmooch
maxdname-1,
Rocky and Charriots of Fire are two of my all-time favorite films. I have no idea why you would want to "piss on" such inspirational stories!?

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2001 6:18 pm
by maya
Funkyduck, needless to say it is refreshing to have someone introduce "us" to a different point of view when it comes to art in film other than "visceral needs" which I am guilty of. I am not a film student but a mere film lover but when I watched "Happy Together" I saw something that I have never seen or felt with any other movie. Every scene was breathtaking. See ya.

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2001 3:46 am
by nana
i careless about hollywood less than
jennifer jason leigh cares about winning an oscar.
besides, new york seems tobe the place for film anyway(in us).
oh...if i didn't make it clear enough i hate the the awards more than i hate tom hanks. um...
no. i rather watch the awards than a tom hanks movie.
---nana
by the way...the oscar is the same as the academy award right?

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2001 4:59 pm
by cinemasmooch
Yes nana, the golden Oscar statue is presented to the winners at the Academy Awards ceremony. I think the full title is The Academy of Arts and Motion Pictures.

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2001 4:19 pm
by maya
If you people think that the Academy Awards are a sham and a waste of time why do you then spend your "precious time" talking about it? This is beyond me.

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2001 5:32 am
by Desmond Wolf
I agree: the Oscars are a mainstream award and the foreign film audience are certainly not mainstream. So they're applying different criteria from people on this site... Best Picture usually rewards a certain kind of film - always popular, often critically quite well-received, and sometimes the best(American)film of the year. I can understand the complaint being that the winner is held up to be the best film of the year – but doesn’t this sit only with the people who would consider it best, anyway? Anyone who usually doesn’t agree with Oscar decisions might as well ignore them...

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2001 6:12 pm
by genghizkhan66
Hi

I have a really silly question. There are a few English speaking film that I like a great deal.
2 in mind is :

Dances with the wolves
The Piano

My question is that I am not sure if "The Piano" is a hollywood pruduction? I know its a New Zealand movie but did hollywood produced it?
Really appreciate if anyone can clear me on this. Thanks.

Genghiz

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2001 8:45 am
by Desmond Wolf
The producer was an Australian, Jan Chapman, who I think has produced quite a few of director Jane Campion's films, and when it won the Palm d'Or at Cannes it was officially credited as Australian. But Campion's a New Zealander, even though she came up through the Australian film industry. So it's not a Hollywood movie though the two leads are Americans playing Scots. More like Australasian.

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2001 9:48 am
by peter.ruggles
I rather liked Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Lucas/Spielberg have made some of the most enjoyable movies I've seen. Now if the VCR jacket shows some hunk carrying a handgun, with a car exploding in the background and Brian Bosworth or Richard Roundtree anywhere in the cast I'm Outta Here.

Re: The Academy Awards are a sham

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:37 am
by katsuben
All of DWs info is accurate. Add to it that Ciby2000 co-financed the film (i believe with the FFC - Film Finance Corporation - in Australia and probably a similar New Zealand financing body). So it is really a France-Australia-New Zealand co-production with the majority of cast being New Zealanders and I'd say the crew is around 50-50 Australian-New Zealander. Just as a wild guess. But of course the stars of the film are American. :-/ It's heavy-handed post-colonialism and overt symbolism is something I used to like. But then I encountered Ruiz. :)