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No spoken words 08-20-2007 03:59 PM


Lancemc 08-20-2007 04:01 PM

Sounds ghey.

No spoken words 08-20-2007 04:23 PM

Glad I asked.


lazarus 08-20-2007 04:45 PM


Originally posted by No spoken words
Chariots of Fire.

Like? Dislike? I want to know your thoughts.

Undeservedly won Best Picture over Reds, an actual masterpiece. Chariots isn't a bad film, but it's nothing special. You take away that Vangelis score and no one would even remember it.

Lila64 08-20-2007 05:00 PM

Liked Chariots Of Fire. But Vangelis' score makes the movie. And made him a semi-household name.

namkcuR 08-20-2007 05:16 PM

The theme to Chariots Of Fire is an iconic piece of music. It is used ALL the time in television and movies during dramatic, slow-motion-ized races.

namkcuR 08-20-2007 05:18 PM


Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
He was great in The Fifth Element and Friday, too bad his career went down the path it did, you know?

Same with Cuba Gooding Jr., iconic in Jerry Maguire, and has done absolutely nothing since... except maybe Radio, but that's it.

A bit of trivia: Cuba's little brother Omar was one of the hosts of Nickelodeon's 'Wild And Crazy Kids' in the late 80s and early 90s.

LMP 08-20-2007 05:42 PM


Originally posted by lazarus

Undeservedly won Best Picture over Reds, an actual masterpiece. Chariots isn't a bad film, but it's nothing special. You take away that Vangelis score and no one would even remember it.

Another movie I'd like to see at some point. Don't people also argue Raiders of the Lost Ark was more deserving of an Oscar than Chariots?

lazarus 08-20-2007 08:42 PM

Raiders is a hugely enjoyable movie, but Best Picture? I don't know about that. There's no subtext at all, just a regurgitation of earlier adventure films like Gunga Dun, or Fritz Lang's Indian Epic. If you'd said Close Encounters , I'd entertain the notion, as I think it's a worthier BP winner than Star Wars (though probably not Annie Hall).

I'm not one of those people that thinks every Best Picture winner has to be about important subject matter, or some kind of super artsy endeavor. But even a crowd pleaser like The Departed was totally Shakespearean and had some thematic power behind all the cool shit. Indy, not so much.

The other film that was worthy of BP that year was Louis Malle's Atlantic City, and had Henry Fonda not been given that deathbed make up Oscar, Burt Lancaster would have won.

One note of interest is that for Reds, Beatty repeated his feat from the 1978 Oscar, when with Heaven Can Wait he was the first individual to be nominated for Producing, Writing, Directing, and Acting in a film since Orson Welles for Citizen Kane.

I strongly encourage those who haven't seen Reds to do so. It's a great historical epic with an equally great love story, featuring what's probably Diane Keaton and Beatty's best performances, and a very against-type Jack Nicholson as Eugene O'Neill. It's also funny as hell at times, when they rereleased it in theatres last year there was a lot of people laughing out loud.

Probably my favorite film of the 1980's.

No spoken words 08-20-2007 08:47 PM

Better than Raging Bull?

LMP 08-20-2007 08:51 PM

Hmm, I'll add Reds to the NetFlix queue. Thanks for the info.

Another undeserving Oscar win:

Forrest Gump in 1994 over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. Tim Burton's masterpiece Ed Wood wasn't even nominated for Best Picture, although Landau won Supporting Actor for playing Bela Lugosi.

I like Forrest Gump, it's not a bad movie by any means, it's enjoyable, but nothing too spectacular, at least for me. Gotta say Pulp Fiction was way more deserving, but that's just me.

No spoken words 08-20-2007 08:53 PM

Oh, fuck the Oscars.

For the record, I'm a big Chariots fan. Agreed that the score helps make it all the more memorable, but, I really enjoy it beyond that. I think it's the tie-in with faith that gets me, something atypical in a film whose crux is athletics. But, that's just me, I know tons of people that dislike it, and think it's slow, or, boring, even. Such is life.

LMP 08-20-2007 08:55 PM


Originally posted by No spoken words
Oh, fuck the Oscars.
And the po-lice.

No spoken words 08-20-2007 08:57 PM

The po-po.

Lila64 08-20-2007 10:39 PM


Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto

And the po-lice.

Comin straight from the underground

hardyharhar 08-20-2007 10:46 PM

Straight outta Compton :drool:

Lila64 08-20-2007 11:03 PM

did anyone see 'Man Of The Year'? Was on my cable station recently. Seemed alright...

LemonMelon 08-20-2007 11:23 PM

I've really been catching up on the "movies to watch" list in my head.

Trainspotting is next. :dancing:

Lancemc 08-20-2007 11:44 PM

Scorsese's "Shine A Light" trailer.


cobl04 08-21-2007 04:19 AM

Can someone please explain to me what the hell Pulp Fiction is? Is it comedy? Drama? Action? Thriller? Horror? Ultra-violence-for-the-sake-of-it?

And what the hell is the gimp?

I'm too scared to see it. :reject:

Has ANYONE seen The Castle?

OMFG :drool:

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