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Old 04-25-2004, 08:40 AM   #1
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Can an Oscar be taken back?

I am curious.....does anyone know if an Oscar award can be taken back?

Having seen Bowling for Columbine and done some very simple research, apparently it is more fiction than Documentary. I would like to know if it is possible to have it reviewed by the acadamy since it is no more Documentary because of historical innacuracies than a Mel Gibson film called Patriot or Braveheart.

So what do you think? Is it possible? How many inaccuracies would be necessary to have this award removed and given to someone "moore" deserving?
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You going to approach the Academy then?
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how simple was your research?
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Maybe there is evidence that Guns Dont Kill People.

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if Titanic got 13 oscars or whatever Moore still deserves at least one though
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I dont think Moore touched on the fact that Boats Kill People.
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Hmm...start a serious thread....and the moderators take the opportunity to make fun of it. Thanks guys for your support. I am sure the rest will treat it serious too.
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So was the point to really ask whether an Oscar can be taken back or to begin a discussion on the legitimacy of the "facts" portrayed in this now alleged doco?



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Yes, do to the fact that there are quite a few innacuracies....I am seriously interested. Has there been an Oscar taken back.
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And a healthy discussion of the innacuracies may very well be appropriate.
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I've never heard of one being taken back but I figure to remove his would be token gesturing.
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well grammys have been taken back, so why not oscars?

how i love mr. moore... serious social commentator when right, just a comedian when wrong.

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documentary
1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents.
2. Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.
well... we certainly know that mr. moore does a whole lot of editorializing, and he certainly inserts incorrect or "misleading" information to prove his point... but so do a lot of people who make "documentaries," and, frankly, so do most politicians.

and he better step very lightly with his latest "documentary," Fahrenheit 911... ironicly comming out this summer right before the election, in which he attempts to use the fact that the bush family did business with the bin laden family and twist it to meet his own political agenda. did the bush family do business with osama bin laden's father? yes... does osama bin laden have over 40 siblings, the majority of whom have disowned their brother? also yes... but i'm sure that will be skimmed over by mr. moore, who tends to prefer perception over reality.
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I wish they would take back James Cameron's...
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One example would be the speech that Mr. Moore attributes to Charlton Heston in Colorado after Columbine. The first part is from a speech months before columbine and the second part, which did happen, is edited to make it look like Mr. Heston was saying something awful to the people of Colorado on the heels of something so tradjic. I have read the text of his speech and it did not have the tone that was portrayed in bowling for Columbine, yet thanks to clever editing.....and cutting.....ouch.
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Can you prove that he knew he was speaking inaccurately? I mean someone can always find evidence to prove their point.

I don't know of the inaccurcies you speak of, I've seen many points brought up about the movie, but I haven't seen any yet that show he fabricated or lied knowingly about the info. I don't think his Oscar will be taken away.
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