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Brokeback Mountain Vs. Good night,and Good Luck


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#1 JonathanSheneman

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:42 PM

I'm calling this one .. Either Brokeback or Good Night is gonna win the Best Picture Oscar this year.

My bet is Good Night,and Good Luck because of it's lush cinematography,all star cast and high mix of art,politics and entertainment. Plus the academy members tend to be senior citizens in nursing homes. Brokeback is powerful story between two cowboys- very well done BUT I don't think it'll win because the older academy voters hate the homosexuals and communists and Ang Lee is both Chinese (Tiawan whatever) and the director of a hit movie about gays.

Best Director Oscar might go to Ang Lee but I doubt it. George Clooney is much more in the scene.

I'm right. Does Anyone else have an opinion about this years Oscar's???
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:55 PM

BUT I don't think it'll win because the older academy voters hate the homosexuals and communists and Ang Lee is both Chinese (Tiawan whatever) and the director of a hit movie about gays.


Wouldn't someone Taiwanese be more likely to be anti-communist, not communist???
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#3 JonathanSheneman

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:28 AM

Wouldn't someone Taiwanese be more likely to be anti-communist, not communist???

Something like that.
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#4 Max Jacoby

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:39 AM

BUT I don't think it'll win because the older academy voters hate the homosexuals and communists

It seems to me that you are severely prejudiced against older academy voters.
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#5 JonathanSheneman

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:58 PM

It seems to me that you are severely prejudiced against older academy voters.

Something like that too. I've never been too impressed with the academy awards period. Since Ed Wood was passed over in favor of forrest crap in 1994 I haven't really cared (except when it comes to message boreds). Most quality films being made now are docs or no-budget indies made by insane directors/writers. But I want the statue one day, not to necessary to win one, I can "borrow" one or just flat out rip it off and burn it down! Hahahaha. Oscar..

Anyway. Ang Lee and Brokeback won the Golden Globes last night so that means that Keith Ledger will be the only Oscar winner for B.Mountain - [/b]Good Night,and Good Luck[b] will win Best Picture,Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. I feel this one.
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:08 AM

Anyway. Ang Lee and Brokeback won the Golden Globes last night so that means that Keith Ledger will be the only Oscar winner for B.Mountain -

I believe you are referring to Heath Ledger, not Keith Ledger.
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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:33 AM

Unless you're nominated, don't expend too much effort thinking or debating or worrying about award shows. I'm somewhat of a trivia junkie and even I gave up devoting any mental energies towards memorizing who won what Oscar since 1991...
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:14 AM

Aren't you the same guy that posted "Cinematography is dead"?

Why are you guys even bothering with this maniac?

Just to leave my two cents before I'm out the door, Brokeback's taking the statuette, hands down.
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#9 Wendell_Greene

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:51 AM

the older academy voters hate the homosexuals and communists



Yes, because everyone knows that homosexuality and communism are and always have been anathema in the film industry. Besides, the voting members of Academy would never give a film about a cowboy hat wearing gay man the Oscar for Best Picture, much less a film with two cowboy hat wearing gay men. - :rolleyes: [insert sarcasm]
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#10 Tim J Durham

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:18 PM

Something like that too. I've never been too impressed with the academy awards period. Since Ed Wood was passed over in favor of forrest crap in 1994 I haven't really cared (except when it comes to message boreds). Most quality films being made now are docs or no-budget indies made by insane directors/writers. But I want the statue one day, not to necessary to win one, I can "borrow" one or just flat out rip it off and burn it down! Hahahaha. Oscar..

Anyway. Ang Lee and Brokeback won the Golden Globes last night so that means that Keith Ledger will be the only Oscar winner for B.Mountain - [/b]Good Night,and Good Luck[b] will win Best Picture,Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. I feel this one.

Kid,
You should take a break for a few weeks up to several years. In each of your 15 posts, you sound like an ignoramous. Go read a good book.
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#11 Jonathan Benny

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:38 PM

I've never been too impressed with the academy awards period.


I'm sure they're not too impressed with you either.

Brokeback Mountain should win.

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