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  • #91
    Originally posted by The Devil's Lyric View Post
    Yeah, I really couldn't have called that. I'm pretty certain he'll take the Oscar now, too. I thought he was out of the race entirely but this has mixed things up greatly. The only competition I think he might have in the Screenplay category is Zero Dark Thirty, but remember a couple of years ago when Mark Boal took the trophy that was rightfully Tarantino's? Yeah, that's not gonna happen again.
    Agreed. Having just seen Django Unchained yesterday, I can easily say it deserves a Screenplay award. His strongest material in a long time. Not that his other recent work was weak, that would be silly to imply.

    Django Unchained could have a big night!

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    • #92
      Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
      Agreed. Having just seen Django Unchained yesterday, I can easily say it deserves a Screenplay award. His strongest material in a long time. Not that his other recent work was weak, that would be silly to imply.

      Django Unchained could have a big night!
      I can attest to that too. It's his first screenplay since Jackie Brown that he's used a linear structure and I think that's where this film excels where perhaps his other movies didn't. It truly feels like an adventure; Django makes the journey from a face among a crowd of slaves to an almost folkloric hero that we're cheering for by the climax of the movie. Less of the indulgences in cinema fanboyism, a bigger focus on the story and characters at hand. That's what sets this one apart.
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      • #93
        Originally posted by The Devil's Lyric View Post
        I can attest to that too. It's his first screenplay since Jackie Brown that he's used a linear structure and I think that's where this film excels where perhaps his other movies didn't. It truly feels like an adventure; Django makes the journey from a face among a crowd of slaves to an almost folkloric hero that we're cheering for by the climax of the movie. Less of the indulgences in cinema fanboyism, a bigger focus on the story and characters at hand. That's what sets this one apart.
        Hell yes. Any attempts at showing off his knowledge of film were in the style and structure of the film, not through direct dialogue.

        By the end of this you can't help but cheer on Django. Great character transformation. During the first half I was like "I feel he is underdeveloped and kind of a sidekick". Those thoughts are 100% erased by the end. Django is the perfect movie hero.

        [SPOILER]When he kills the three slave transports and frees the other three slaves and rides away and you see the one slave smile, that sealed the deal.[/SPOILER]

        For such a long movie, I never felt bored or that ANY bit was dragged out or unnecessary. Some bits were more hysterical than most comedies I've ever seen, and the fucking shoot outs and action scenes are easily some of the best I've ever seen. Glorious... Can't wait to see it again.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
          Hell yes. Any attempts at showing off his knowledge of film were in the style and structure of the film, not through direct dialogue.

          By the end of this you can't help but cheer on Django. Great character transformation. During the first half I was like "I feel he is underdeveloped and kind of a sidekick". Those thoughts are 100% erased by the end. Django is the perfect movie hero.

          [SPOILER]When he kills the three slave transports and frees the other three slaves and rides away and you see the one slave smile, that sealed the deal.[/SPOILER]

          For such a long movie, I never felt bored or that ANY bit was dragged out or unnecessary. Some bits were more hysterical than most comedies I've ever seen, and the fucking shoot outs and action scenes are easily some of the best I've ever seen. Glorious... Can't wait to see it again.


          Perfectly put. You've succeeded in making me want to watch this again... right now.
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          • #95
            Best Picture is between Argo, Les Miserables, and Lincoln. "Argo" won the Broadcast Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Picture and "Les Mis" won Best Picture Comedy/Musical at the Globes. "Lincoln" has won some low rated critics awards for Best Picture but nothing major yet. However I think we may see a "Titanic" type win for "Lincoln" where it will just come through at the Oscars. Its a crazy and exciting race nonetheless. All 3 films are SAG nommed. So we will see who wins Ensemble Cast there next Sunday night.

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            • #96
              Interesting, I have a hard time seeing Les Mis winning. Its easily the worst reviewed of the bunch. I did like it quite a bit though.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                Interesting, I have a hard time seeing Les Mis winning. Its easily the worst reviewed of the bunch. I did like it quite a bit though.
                We will see what happens with SAG this Sunday and BAFTA's next month. If in fact Les Mis wins SAG Ensemble Cast and either BAFTA Best Film or Best British Film, then its all over for everyone else.

                However, I still think Argo is the frontrunner, but think the Academy will go for an epic film, and only Les Mis and Lincoln are the big epic films nominated. Its an intense and fun race this year for many categories.
                Last edited by HorrorMovieFan; 01-22-2013, 01:23 PM.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by HorrorMovieFan View Post
                  We will see what happens with SAG this Sunday and BAFTA's next month. If in fact Les Mis wins SAG Ensemble Cast and either BAFTA Best Film or Best British Film, then its all over for everyone else.

                  However, I still think Argo is the frontrunner, but think the Academy will go for an epic film, and only Les Mis and Lincoln are the big epic films nominated. Its an intense and fun race this year for many categories.
                  I think youre putting too much to Les Mis credit. Lincoln, Argo, and Life of Pi have a much better shot of winning, especially based on precursor awards. It will win best supporting actress I think. Les Mis was the front runner a few months ago but it peaked way too soon. Argo or Lincoln will win.

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                  • #99
                    Saw Django today and was totally blown away by it. Boy, I wish Waltz will snatch Best Supporting Actor, he was waaaaay better than in Inglorious...damn he is good in Django.
                    "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
                    Scott Vogel from Terror

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                    • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                      Saw Django today and was totally blown away by it. Boy, I wish Waltz will snatch Best Supporting Actor, he was waaaaay better than in Inglorious...damn he is good in Django.
                      Not even close.


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                      • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                        Saw Django today and was totally blown away by it. Boy, I wish Waltz will snatch Best Supporting Actor, he was waaaaay better than in Inglorious...damn he is good in Django.
                        He is great in Django but he is incredible in Basterds. As good as Waltz is, I'd rather have seen DiCaprio get the nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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                        • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                          I think youre putting too much to Les Mis credit. Lincoln, Argo, and Life of Pi have a much better shot of winning, especially based on precursor awards. It will win best supporting actress I think. Les Mis was the front runner a few months ago but it peaked way too soon. Argo or Lincoln will win.
                          Just speculating is all. But the SAG cast ensemble and BAFTA Best Film winners will be the threats. I havnt seen "Les Mis" yet, but deep down I want "Lincoln" to win Best Picture. OR have a sneak attack with "Life Of Pi". Ang Lee was snubbed of "Brokeback Mountain" losing Best Picture to "CRash" back in 2005/2006. We will see if the Academy will rectify that injustice!!

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                          • Achievement in film editing

                            •“Argo” William Goldenberg
                            •“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
                            •“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
                            •“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
                            •“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

                            One of these will be our Best Picture winner!!

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                            • Originally posted by HorrorMovieFan View Post
                              Just speculating is all. But the SAG cast ensemble and BAFTA Best Film winners will be the threats. I havnt seen "Les Mis" yet, but deep down I want "Lincoln" to win Best Picture. OR have a sneak attack with "Life Of Pi". Ang Lee was snubbed of "Brokeback Mountain" losing Best Picture to "CRash" back in 2005/2006. We will see if the Academy will rectify that injustice!!
                              I hope we get a shocker this year.

                              I'm sick of calling the winners months in advance.

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                              • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                                Not even close.
                                I always had the impression he was playing himself, just like Nicholson in "As Good...". The german dialogue passages added tremendously to that conclusion, also the longer screen presence. He is imo better when being funny, serves his Austrian/Vienna character pretty well. Sometimes I even felt he was the leading actor.
                                Though, the performance of the sarcastic character in Basterds was executed flawlessly.
                                "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
                                Scott Vogel from Terror

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