Alternate Oscars

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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby auteur » Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:49 am

Well thought out comments, although there's no denying [i]Goodbar[/i] had a different effect on me. What's remarkable, given the subjectivity of this enterprise and the high number of potential picks, is that I've enjoyed/admired nearly every film listed, and many can be found near the top of my lists.
Looking at the listed films from '80 to the present, the only movie I am inclined to debunk is [i]Scarface[/i]. I'd do that with full knowledge that: there is only one De Palma movie his fans prefer([i]The Untouchables[/i]), and that [i]Scarface[/i] has some prominent defenders (including the most popular critic from this side of the pond). The only other film listed I didn't like is [i]The Wall[/i],which I found ineffective and indulgent.
By the way, as far as year of release, I am going according to the world premiere date used at IMDb. I apologize for failing to limit myself in the number of films listed per year, particularly in the 90s films below. I am trying to figure out why I found so many great 90s films. I do make an effort to catch up with older films; several of my all-time faves were released before my birth ('61). Will some of these 90s movies devalue with the passage of time? Is it a consequence of more films from around the globe becoming available? Will the trend continue in this decade? It does make me feel feel optimistic about the future of cinema.
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby auteur » Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:26 am

1980. RAGING BULL/ BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ
1981. REDS/ PIXOTE
1982. FANNY AND ALEXANDER + LA TRAVIATA + NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS
1983. EL SUR(Erice) + SANS SOLEIL
1984. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
1985. BRAZIL + SENSE AND SENSIBILITY/ SHOAH + LA HISTORIA OFICIAL
1986. BLUE VELVET/ JEAN DE FLORETTE (I and II)
1987. THE LAST EMPEROR + FULL METAL JACKET/ AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
1988. LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST/ DEKALOG + GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES + LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST
1989. DO THE RIGHT THING + MY LEFT FOOT
1990. GOODFELLAS/ CAIDOS DEL CIELO(Lombardi) + M. HIRE + JU DOU
1991. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Yang) + RAISE THE RED LANTERN + TOTO THE HERO
1992. BLADE RUNNER:THE DIRECTOR'S CUT + THE LONG DAY CLOSES + UNFORGIVEN/ ACTRESS (Kwan)
1993. SCHINDLER'S LIST/ BUTTERFLY WINGS(Ulloa) + FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE + THE PUPPETMASTER
1994. CRUMB + EXOTICA + PULP FICTION/ ASHES OF TIME + BEFORE THE RAIN + RED + TO LIVE
1995. DEAD MAN/ UNDERGROUND
1996. LONE STAR + BREAKING THE WAVES
1997. KUNDUN + THE SWEET HEREAFTER/ TASTE OF CHERRY
1998. FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI
1999. EYES WIDE SHUT + AMERICAN BEAUTY/ THE WIND WILL CARRY US
2000. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
2001. MULHOLLAND DRIVE/ SPIRITED AWAY + TIME OUT
2002. BLOODY SUNDAY + MAGDALENE SISTERS + THE PIANIST + ARARAT/ RUSSIAN ARK
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby wpqx1 » Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:20 am

I was recently sent something from Facets video in Chicago, in it where their Alternate Oscar picks. Please note these do not reflect my personal choices.
1927/28 - Sunrise
1928/29 - The Wind
1929/30 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1930/31 - City Lights
1931/32 - Scarface: The Shame of a Nation
1932/33 - Duck Soup
1934 - The Thin Man
1935 - The Thirty-Nine Steps
1936 - Modern Times
1937 - A Star is Born
1938 - Grand Illusion
1939 - The Wizard of Oz
1940 - Rebecca
1941 - Citizen Kane
1942 - Sullivan's Travels
1943 - Casablanca
1944 - Double Indemnity
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1946 - Notorious
1947 - Miracle on 34th Street
1948 - Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 - White Heat
1950 - Sunset Boulevard
1951 - Strangers on a Train
1952 - Singin' in the Rain
1953 - The Big Heat
1954 - Rear Window
1955 - The Night of the Hunter
1956 - The Searchers
1957 - Paths of Glory
1958 - Touch of Evil
1959 - Some Like it Hot
1960 - Psycho
1961 - The Hustler
1962 - To Kill a Mockingbird
1963 - Tom Jones
1964 - Dr. Strangelove
1965 - Repulsion
1966 - Cul-de-Sac
1967 - Bonnie and Clyde
1968 - Funny Girl
1969 - Z
1970 - Patton
1971 - The French Connection
1972 - The Godfather
1973 - Mean Streets
1974 - The Godfather Part 2
1975 - Nashville
1976 - Taxi Driver
1977 - Annie Hall
1978 - An Unmarried Woman
1979 - Being There
1980 - Raging Bull
1981 - Atlantic City
1982 - Blade Runner
1983 - The Right Stuff
1984 - Stranger than Paradise
1985 - Brazil
1986 - Hannah and Her Sisters
1987 - Raising Arizona
1988 - Dangerous Liaisons
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - Beauty and the Beast
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 - The Piano
1994 - Heavenly Creatures
1995 - Exotica
1996 - Fargo
1997 - The Sweet Hereafter
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1999 - American Movie
2000 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 - In the Bedroom
2002 - Chicago
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby auteur » Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:17 am

Well, the movies listed for 1929-30, 1940,1943, 1963, 1977,1983 and 1992 actually won Best Picture. Pleasant Surprise: Polanski's REPULSION and CUL DE SAC, AND Egoyan's EXOTICA and THE SWEET HEREAFTER. Simply NOT ok: "Funny Girl" in '68 over Kubrick's 2001.
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby wpqx1 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:33 am

I completely agree with the Funny Girl remarks. It may be the best musical of the decade, but 2001 is the best film of the sixties. You may also note that the list was almost entirely American, and they only picked one film per year.
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby nina* » Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:46 am

Shame about the sequel (Funny Lady) thow, I'd nominate that for 1974 Raspberry award.
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Re: Alternate Oscars

Postby Gaz » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:24 am

I would contend that it isn't even the best musical of the decade - what about My Fair Lady or West Side Story? And I know there are lots of The Sound of Music haters out there, but I'm not one of them.
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