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by Big Magilla
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 230
Views: 5847

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

True, but there is already concern that some people and some countries may be priced out of the eventual vaccine if the patent holder charges exorbitant prices and governments or charitable institutions can't or won't pay to vaccinate the entire populace, it won't be eradicated.
by Big Magilla
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 230
Views: 5847

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

Mister Tee wrote I'll repeat something I said at the beginning of this pandemic: if Hillary Clinton had been president, she'd have acted much earlier -- maybe January, certainly February -- and saved a significant number of the lives we've instead lost. But she'd be pilloried by the entire right-wi...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

I think I watched all of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly but I can't be sure. I know I couldn't take more than a few minutes of either of the other two spaghetti westerns in Leone's Eastwood trilogy. I did sit through all of Once Upon a Time in the West mainly to see f I could understand the acclaim ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: 2020
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2020

Another issue solved. And no, it shouldn't be. Filmed stage shows are not movies. They weren't in 1975 when James Whitmore was nominated for Best Actor for Give 'em Hell Harry but there was no rule against it at the time. I didn't know they amended the rule in 1997. It shouldn't have taken that long...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Earl Cameron
Replies: 0
Views: 16

R.I.P. Earl Cameron

Trailblazing Black actor in British films was born in Bermuda, gave on-camera interview for Blu-ray release of Pool of London earlier this year, looking amazing for his age.

He was 102.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 02-1301835
by Big Magilla
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Nick Cordero
Replies: 13
Views: 284

R.I.P. Nick Cordero

Yes, very sad. Another reminder that this terrible virus is indiscriminate. Younger people may be less vulnerable on the whole but anyone who gets it and is hospitalized can succumb to it. I don't understand the attitude of so many young people that if they get it, they'll get over it. It's as stupi...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 11
Views: 5932

Re: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens

The IMDb. release date page for Flesh and the Devil has been revised: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016884/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ql_dt_2 Wonder why this film, and especially Garbo, got snubbed. It was a huge hit at the boxoffice. Surely MGM would have backed it. It was still outside of the eligibilit...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List

I didn't list Cinema Paradiso because it ONLY got Best Foreign Language Film (which it easily won). I was surprised when I looked it up, considering its reputation and popularity and the fact that Tornatore got in DGA, you'd think it would get a Director or Screenplay nomination or even a Score and...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List

I didn't list Cinema Paradiso because it ONLY got Best Foreign Language Film (which it easily won). I was surprised when I looked it up, considering its reputation and popularity and the fact that Tornatore got in DGA, you'd think it would get a Director or Screenplay nomination or even a Score and...
by Big Magilla
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Non-English Films That Would've Made an Expanded List

Some good guesses, but where oh where is La Dolce Vita which was actually in strong consideration for a Best Picture nomination in 1961? La Dolce Vita , Day for Night , Fanny & Alexander , Cinema Paradiso and Pan's Labyrinth were strong enough contenders to be nominated when there were only five...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 11
Views: 5932

Re: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens

The IMDb. release date page for Flesh and the Devil has been revised:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016884/re ... tt_ql_dt_2
by Big Magilla
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 11
Views: 5932

Re: 1927 Oscar Shouldabeens

Vindication at long last! I finally bit the bullet and signed up for access to the Newspapers.com archives so I could research the L.A. Times and other papers. The L.A. Times itself offers limited access to their archives going back only as far as 1985 and hiding all the ads. The Newspapers.com webs...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 535
Views: 14726

Re: Campaign 2020

If he's going to bow out of reelection he needs to do it before the convention (Aug 24-27). If he's going to resign, he can do it before or after the convention, but he can wait until next January, making Pence president just long enough to pardon him for his federal crimes. I don't think he will ha...
by Big Magilla
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Hugh Downs
Replies: 0
Views: 38

R.I.P. Hugh Downs

The longtime host of 20/20 dies in 2020 at 99.

https://www.boston25news.com/entertainm ... IWN67J76Q/
by Big Magilla
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 230
Views: 5847

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

And then there's the broader economic impact. A small snapshot, but I just heard today from an actor friend that his long-time agent is folding up her business. She's tried to keep things afloat without income, but her rainy day fund has been depleted, and she sees no prospect of any entertainment ...

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