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Posted on 01/13/2008 8:29:27 PM PST by mozarky2
Best Picture: Atonement
Anyone seen this?
I haven’t heard of half of these winners, either in actors or productions, and I’m 27!!
I can certainly agree with Ratatouille winning Best Animated...dunno about Atonement.
I did see No Country For Old Men and really liked it.
Ratatouille is the only movie I saw, and that’s just ‘cuz I’m surrounded by kids who wanted to see it. It was a pretty well-done animation job. I didn’t recognize any of the other stuff, and only some of the actors on the list.
I only saw four movies (in theaters) all year in 2007. Probably even fewer in 2008.
Were they even televised this year?
Good. The Golden Globes are a joke with no credibility.
There is really only one show I followed, and that was Battlestar Galactica. Otherwise for comedy the good stuff is easily accessible on-line, or I get the kids to help me perform old Monty Python skits.
Yeah it’s much better without those pesky writers so we can have more reality shows. /sarc
Love your tagline, Jill...AND your pic.
Something about a beautiful woman with a gun! Funny, I can’t talk my wife into carrying one, but at least she doesn’t complain about mine. In fact she’s grateful for them. On a recent trip, she made sure I brought my pistols. I’m currently trying to convince her that we’re in desperate need of a Kimber Eclipse. She says “Well, I’m in desperate need of a Roomba”! Great trade, I say!
I saw Atonement. Struck me as another reductive, ‘classy’ literary adpatation. I hear the book was good though.
I actually thought that No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood were stronger. The problem, I suspect, was that women couldn't embrace "NCFOM" or "TWBB" they way they could Atonement. Sorta like what happened when Shakespeare In Love snagged the "Best Picture" Oscar from Saving Private Ryan.
Joe Wright is an excellent director but I would give the "Best Director" honors to the Coen Bros or P.T. Anderson.
My husband and I want to see that.
We saw “Charlie Wilson’s War” and were most disappointed with the revisionist history. Mike Nichols, what did we expect?
I saw it in the theater. GF wanted to see it, and I was sure that it would be a chick flick, too artsy to be real.
It was a chick flick, but OK until the ending, the interview at the end totally destroyed the story momentum that had been achieved to that point. I heard several less than charitable remarks from the patrons (mostly women) as we were leaving.
Recommendation: Wait for DVD, or avoid.
Rose Byrne so should have won, supporting actress for her role as Ellen Parsons in Damages. Such a great actress.
My Top Ten:
1. Hot Fuzz
2. 28 Weeks Later
3. No Country For Old Men
4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
6. The Lives of Others
9. Rescue Dawn
10. Eastern Promises
Hon. Mention: 3: 10 to Yuma, I am Legend, The Bourne Ultimatum, Black Book
I liked Atonement as well. A very fasinating film. I’m kind of left still thinking about it. Honestly, it’s a pretty devastating film to watch. Definetly, a film to remember. THE CONSEQUENCES FOR LYING CAN KILL!!!!
Danny Butterman: Where's the trolley boy?
Nicholas Angel: In the freezer.
Danny Butterman: Did you say anything like 'cool it'?
Nicholas Angel: Umm, no, not really.
Danny Butterman: Awww, shame.
Nicholas Angel: Well, you would have been proud of me before, when he attacked me in the hotel and I distracted him with the cuddly toy and I said, "Playtime's over" and hit him over the head with the plant pot.
Danny Butterman: Man, you're off the (bleepin') chain!
Atonement is a beautiful movie. But I was rooting for Kite Runner to win Foreign Language movie, although I realized that the Afghani author considered Bush his friend and Carter a weak president, so it’s very unlikely that the liberal Hollywood Press would give him any award.
The book was good. Kind of a freaky ending.
It was certainly the best movie I saw in 2007, and it was terrific.
Your tagline is from one of my favorite films of all time.
Anyone seen this?
Yes. It's a fascinating story well told. Cinematography is terrific and casting is spot on. It helps to have read the book - some of the time lapse sequences could get confusing.
If you go to see it without having read the book, just remember that there are often several different perspectives on the same event.
Medved was totally wrong about Bug. It was one of last year’s best films.
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