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by Big Magilla
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6244
Views: 263242

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Fosse/Verdon (Thomas Kail, Adam Bernstein, Minkie Spiro & Jessica Yu, 2019) 9/10 Dancer, choreographer, director Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) was known for his dazzling style on stage and screen. He was also a serial womanizer and a chain smoking alcohol and drug addict all of which contributed to ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Franco Zeffirelli
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: R.I.P. Franco Zeffirelli

Not a good year to be an Oscar nominee in his or her 90s.
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sylvia Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 91

R.I.P. Sylvia Miles

by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1946
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Best Cinematography 1946

It's almost laughable that there were only two nominees in each of the categories this year. Black-and-White Anna and the King of Siam was visually impressive, The Green Years not so much, though both were among the year's best from Hollywood, but where were Open City , Children of Paradise , Brief ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Honoring James Hong would be honoring Asian-Americans, not Asians per se. They probably think that honoring Kurosawa and Bergman covered their actors (Mifune, Ullmann, von Sydow, etc.) Cicely Tyson is a great actress by any standard even though her greatest performance was in TV's The Autobiography ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Maybe they'll get around to James Hong next year when he'll probably still be acting at 91.
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2019 Tony Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: 2019 Tony Nominations

I found the opening number instantly forgettable and the comedic filler crass and unnecessary with the belabored scene in the men's room and the nonsense with Corden's father on his cell phone the worst. And why does Tina Fey have to be the first presenter at every awards show from the Emmys to the ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

The problem with honoring past greats is that there are so many of them that one or two a year would take decades, if not centuries. Unless they are willing to name 25 or so per year, it would be meaningless.
by Big Magilla
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

You do all realize that since the separation of honorary Oscars from the annual awards ceremony that awards have been geared as much toward honoring people who represent under-awarded "types" for want of a better word, as much as actual legends, right? Dick Smith for makeup. Kevin Brownlow...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: Chernobyl
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Chernobyl

It's on my agenda to binge watch when I have the time.
by Big Magilla
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1424

Re: Campaign 2020

I think the Democrats can and must win no matter who the nominee is, but I also want to see Trump and the two-faced Repubs lose in a landslide. With anyone but Biden, that might be difficult, but better in the long run if they can keep the House and take back the Senate and metaphorically castrate M...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1424

Re: Campaign 2020

Nitpicking, but there are several other gaffes that are less easy to overlook. Biden's support of the Hyde Amendment which bans federal funding for abortion is a tough one to swallow. Even more problematic is his dithering trust that once Trump is gone the Congressional Republicans will come to thei...
by Big Magilla
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1947
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Best Cinematography 1947

3 nominees in each of the categories was a bit paltry. Black-and-White Certainly, Great Expectations , Green Dolphin Street and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir represented the cream of the crop, but there were other films worthy of consideration including Beauty and the Beast , Nightmare Alley , Odd Man Out...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

I have no argument with any of these choices, though I did hope that this might be the year they finally honored Max von Sydow. I always liked Wes Studi. I knew he was an artist, a Vietnam veteran and an activist as well as an accomplished actor but what I didn't know is that he is married to Jack A...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Interesting article. Selections will be made today with the announcement following notification to the winners. Also of note, The Doris Day omission is finally explained by Pete Hammond: "When I mentioned this in my recent appreciation after her death earlier this month, I got a note from a for...

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