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Redemption themes dominate Oscar flicks
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Posted on 03/07/2010 9:06:02 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

Films and Faith:

Redemption themes dominate Oscar flicks

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academyawards; culture; faith; film; hollywood; oscars; redemption
Yay Sandra Bullock won "Best Actress" for "The Blind Side!"

Hopefully Hollywood gets the memo of what kinds of movies we like seeing made!

1 posted on 03/07/2010 9:06:03 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I don’t care what the real numbers show, Inglorious Basterds saved or created 100 Academy Awards.


2 posted on 03/07/2010 9:08:41 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

LOL @ James Cameron and his crappy movie.

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm


3 posted on 03/07/2010 9:09:24 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

They had to wait to honor our wonderful military men and women after W left office. Gosh I hate them....THE pukes are trying REAL hard to make this war popular for their DEAR LEADER!! They really think we are SO stupid and blind! GOD BLESS W AND OUR MILITARY SOLDIERS!


4 posted on 03/07/2010 9:14:22 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Military is sexy now, it seems. About the only thing around Bummer that’s sexy. (Perverted is another question.)


5 posted on 03/07/2010 9:16:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

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“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” didn’t win Best Picture??????


6 posted on 03/07/2010 9:21:34 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: All

I was very glad to see Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges win awards, however the Oscars were soooooooooooo boring I had a hard time staying awake!


7 posted on 03/07/2010 9:23:51 PM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Impy
"LOL @ James Cameron and his crappy movie."

To rub a little salt in the wound, the numbers are in for this weekend, and Avatar slipped to #2 for best opening weekend box-office for a 3D flick, with Alice pulling into the #1 slot as of tonight.

8 posted on 03/07/2010 9:25:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

OMG! I didn’t realize the director of Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, is James Cameron’s ex-wife and the first woman to ever win an Oscar for “Best Director!”

WOW!


9 posted on 03/07/2010 9:39:18 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: RoseofTexas

Notice there was not a peep about politics now that Obama is in the WH.


10 posted on 03/07/2010 9:47:17 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Hopefully Hollywood gets the memo of what kinds of movies we like seeing made!

What do the Oscars have to do with movies that ordinary people like seeing made? Do you know how the Oscars are selected?

11 posted on 03/07/2010 9:50:43 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I thought Avatar was the Holy Grail and Mother Of All Movies. Kind of nice to see one about soldiers in Iraq win the Oscar. I haven’t seen neither of them. I don’t watch the Oscars either but I do read the news.


12 posted on 03/07/2010 9:52:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Is Hurt Locker nice to our military or is it anti-military?


13 posted on 03/07/2010 10:01:01 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: krb

All I’m saying is, it would be nice if more people of Oscar-caliber talent would choose to make movies of both artistic and moral integrity.


14 posted on 03/07/2010 10:01:04 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: luckystarmom

I never heard what position it takes. I read here once that it wasn’t very accurate. I don’t know. Almost bought a 2 pack at Walmart because the other video with it was about the two brothers who went to Iraq. One was a soldier, the other a journalist. Probably should have.


15 posted on 03/07/2010 10:09:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: krb; CondoleezzaProtege

>>What do the Oscars have to do with movies that ordinary people like seeing made? <<

I have only heard of 2 or 3 of the movies, much less the nominees.


16 posted on 03/07/2010 10:13:38 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Please help me out. Was “Hurt Locker” a pro-military or anti-military film. I’ve heard it both ways.


17 posted on 03/07/2010 10:15:36 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: truthguy

I actually haven’t seen it, so I don’t know. I believe “pro.” Freepers who have posted on the matter say because Obama is currently “Commander in Chief” — Hollywood is acting friendlier to the war effort.


18 posted on 03/07/2010 10:20:08 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Wife and I just saw “Crazy Heart” for which Jeff Bridges won Best Actor.

Nicely done movie, produced by Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, and others.

Glad he won. He was first nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1971, for “Last Picture Show.”

Liked the flick. He sang the music, as did Colin Farrell. Good music.


19 posted on 03/07/2010 10:27:08 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truthguy
the movie treats the us and brits as the good guys.
shows how the terrorists used the innocent civilians.
its more of a character study and its not overtly political event.

frankly the sandra bullock movie took cheap shots at gw bush

20 posted on 03/07/2010 10:40:55 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: RoseofTexas

It’s a damn good movie. Politically correct Obama choice
no doubt.

I quit watching the awards many years ago since “Porky’s”
was not nominated for best picture,


21 posted on 03/08/2010 1:44:18 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

‘Hurt Locker’ was originally released (in Italy) in October, 2008, before Obama’s election. It went into preproduction about a year earlier. Whatever led to its acceptance, the project was not a response to Obama.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 2:06:30 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Hi Lucius,

I believe people were referring to the attitudes of the Academy and critics, rather than the makers of the movie. While the movie might have been released earlier, would it have been as honored and awarded while Bush was President? That’s the question.

To be honest though, I have not seen the film and despite Hollywood’s leftist bias, I don’t make them all out to be one-dimensional code pinkers. If it’s a good movie, it’s a good movie.


23 posted on 03/08/2010 2:12:30 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: luckystarmom; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Is Hurt Locker nice to our military or is it anti-military?

Worse, IMHO, it was a boring film like another Oscar nominee, 2003's Lost in Translation. Both came and went with tons of applause but neither had much of a plot.

24 posted on 03/08/2010 3:02:43 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Started to watch the show, but it was so full of self-love, and pretty damn boring to match, that we just went to bed. These folks are really impressed with themselves.


25 posted on 03/08/2010 3:23:10 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: luckystarmom

Nice. I liked the movie. Some EOD techs say that it is not fully realistic but still liked it.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 4:13:48 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ncalburt

frankly the sandra bullock movie took cheap shots at gw bush

Oh brother. It was made during his presidency and what they did was funny. Lighten up...I bet you did not even see the movie.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 4:15:42 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
I was happy too. Loved that movie! I was rooting especially hard for her after I read some criticisms of The Blind Side--typical liberal nonsense such as criticizing the Christianity of the Tuohys (although it wasn't over-emphasized in the movie--you didn't even see them going to church) and calling it "condescending".

Can you imagine, a family opening their home to a total stranger and immediately considering him a member of the family "condescending"? It is an amazing display of love and compassion, not condescension!

Here's a link to an excellent article about this situation: Blind Side v. Precious

28 posted on 03/08/2010 4:28:59 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: ncalburt

What movie? The Blind Side most definitely did not. In fact it was one of the only movies I’ve seen recently that portrays Southern Christian Conservatives in a good light. Tim McGraw/Sean Tuohy in fact says something like “I never thought we’d have a black son before we met a Democrat”.

I’m glad Sandra Bullock won. She played a strong, unapologetic character and the movie portrayed conservative values: if you see a problem, solve it yourself!

Check my link in my previous post. The article is from Big Hollywood.


29 posted on 03/08/2010 4:33:59 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: GatorGirl
the dmv portion of the film.
30 posted on 03/08/2010 12:44:47 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: napscoordinator
i am correct here.
Name the gw bush cheap shots in the Hurt .
None.
31 posted on 03/08/2010 12:46:47 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: Impy

Haven’t seen Avatar so it may be unfair to say this based on the previews on TV but those characters and the world in which they live just don’t look real at all. It looks like a video game.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 1:51:19 PM PST by GSWarrior
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