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Old 10-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #4551
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The little known film adaptation using the real audio of Orson Welles War of the Worlds broadcast >>>>>>> Citizen Kane
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Well it was weird because it had 2-3 movies that were just as Oscar-baity as Gladiator, but much better films that didn't win.
Cast Away should have won. But I don't hate Gladiator. For what it is, pretty good movie. It's not even close to one of the worst BP winners... of the decade.
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No Country for Old Men
Return of the King
The Departed
Slumdog Millionaire
Gladiator
The Hurt Locker
A Beautiful Mind
Million Dollar Baby
Chicago
Crash

THIS IS A SAD GROUP OF BEST PICTURES.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #4554
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Ya jesus there are three movies on that list I will watch again (or at all).
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No Country for Old Men
Return of the King
The Departed
Slumdog Millionaire
Gladiator
The Hurt Locker
A Beautiful Mind
Million Dollar Baby
Chicago
Crash

THIS IS A SAD GROUP OF BEST PICTURES.
I think Forrest Gump was the beginning of the end. I love Forrest Gump and think its a great movie, but the fact that it won that year over the other films nominated signaled what was to come in the 15 years since.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #4556
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THIS IS A SAD GROUP OF BEST PICTURES.
The Oscars suck nowadays. They aren't Grammys bad, but they suck.
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Ya jesus there are three movies on that list I will watch again (or at all).
I wouldn't be surprised if I get talked into seeing Chicago at some point, but yeah, it's a pretty blah list.
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The oscars have always done a pretty ****** job of picking the best films. It has become a lot harder given the rise of foreign/indie films.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:05 PM   #4558
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I think Forrest Gump was the beginning of the end. I love Forrest Gump and think its a great movie, but the fact that it won that year over the other films nominated signaled what was to come in the 15 years since.
Big star goes half ****** = instant Oscar

Big star or director goes historical epic = instant Oscar
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Since Forrest Gump, the winners imo should have been:

1996 - Casino
1997 - Fargo
1998 - Good Will Hunting (F Titanic)
1999 - Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, or American History X would've all been acceptable, Worst best picture decision of all time imo.
2000 - The Green Mile
2001 - Requiem
2002 - Fellowship of the Ring
2003 - Gangs of New York
2004 - Return of the King
2005 - Million Dollar Baby or Hotel Rwanda
2006 - Capote
2007 - The Last King of Scotland
2008 - There Will Be Blood
2009 - The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, Benjamin Button, bleh at Slumdog winning
2010 - Inglourious Basterds

So basically, I haven't been happy often recently with the Oscars.
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The oscars have always done a pretty ****** job of picking the best films.
True. Would be surprised if they got it right >5 times. Or even 5. Doubt it.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:09 PM   #4561
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No Country for Old Men
Return of the King
The Departed
Gladiator
The Hurt Locker
A Beautiful Mind
Million Dollar Baby
Much better.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #4562
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Since Forrest Gump, the winners imo should have been:
You mean among the nominees?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:12 PM   #4563
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Since Forrest Gump, the winners imo should have been:

1996 - Casino
1997 - Fargo
1998 - Good Will Hunting (F Titanic)
1999 - Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, or American History X would've all been acceptable, Worst best picture decision of all time imo.
2000 - The Green Mile
2001 - Requiem
2002 - Fellowship of the Ring
2003 - Gangs of New York
2004 - Return of the King
2005 - Million Dollar Baby or Hotel Rwanda
2006 - Capote
2007 - The Last King of Scotland
2008 - There Will Be Blood
2009 - The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, Benjamin Button, bleh at Slumdog winning
2010 - Inglourious Basterds

So basically, I haven't been happy often recently with the Oscars.
I'm down.

Speaking of which, I thought two towers > RotK > Fellowship

Curious to what people think(I know this list doesn't portray that, Gangs was such an awesome movie).
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:12 PM   #4564
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:13 PM   #4565
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Since Forrest Gump, the winners imo should have been:

1996 - Casino
1997 - Fargo
1998 - Good Will Hunting (F Titanic)
1999 - Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, or American History X would've all been acceptable, Worst best picture decision of all time imo.
2000 - The Green Mile
2001 - Requiem
2002 - Fellowship of the Ring
2003 - Gangs of New York
2004 - Return of the King
2005 - Million Dollar Baby or Hotel Rwanda
2006 - Capote
2007 - The Last King of Scotland
2008 - There Will Be Blood
2009 - The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, Benjamin Button, bleh at Slumdog winning
2010 - Inglourious Basterds

So basically, I haven't been happy often recently with the Oscars.
you have some terrible picks in there.
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You mean among the nominees?
Amongst well known movies that got at least a nomination in something that I could see while perusing the awards year by year. I'm sure there were probably some awesome movies that I overlooked, considering thinking about it I definitely would've given City of God Best Picture and failed to name it in that list.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:14 PM   #4567
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Legend of Bagger Vance in 2000.

Edit: Though I love Gladiator and continue to love it each time. Maybe its the music. But damnit that movie is so awesome.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:15 PM   #4568
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I like The Green Mile and that was a horrible year unless I'm forgetting a movie(which I likely am).
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:15 PM   #4569
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Speaking of which, I thought two towers > RotK > Fellowship
Big fan of all three, but yeah this.

Most likely TT>>RotK>>>>Fellowship

All three should have/could have won Best Picture imo.
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I like The Green Mile and that was a horrible year unless I'm forgetting a movie(which I likely am).
The Patriot.
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I'm down.

Speaking of which, I thought two towers > RotK > Fellowship

Curious to what people think(I know this list doesn't portray that, Gangs was such an awesome movie).
Yeah, Gangs was awesome. I thought the LOTR movies were really well done and wouldn't have had a problem with them winning 3 in a row otherwise, but I'm sure that view would get tons of hate.
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Big fan of all three, but yeah this.

Most likely TT>>RotK>>>>Fellowship

All three should have/could have won Best Picture imo.
Thats how I had them ranked until I saw the extended version. The extended version of Fellowship made me enjoy it much more. Though I still have it 3rd outta the trilogy, it became much closer.

Tolkien was a crazy mother ****er. I still want to read the Sillimarion or however you spell it. One day I'll get to it.
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I was fine with Gangs not winning best picture tbh. It was a film largely carried by DDL, who was immense.
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Gangs is a mess of a picture
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #4575
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wow i don't think i would give an oscar to a single film on mebenhoe's list, although i love casino

fellowship would probably get one as well
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