Skip to comments.MEDVED: "WE WERE SOLDIERS" deserves Best Picture Oscar Nomination
Posted on 12/27/2002 11:48:10 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
...December 27, 2002 =
...A Day like all Days except...
...Film Critic and National Talk Radio Show Host MICHAEL MEDVED stated that MEL GIBSON's...
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. -&- .."SIGNS"..
.."THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The 2 Towers"..
...deserve to be nominated for Best Picture Oscars for next year's Academy Award World TV Event to again be hosted by Comedian Extraordinaire STEVE MARTIN in the Hollywood KODAK Theater.
...MICHAEL MEDVED went on to say that both .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. -&- .."SIGNS".. were extraordinary films about the Realities of LOVE and HATE in this World.
For more on .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. and our 7th Cavalry Battle in the Valley of Death known as the IA DRANG Valley of 1965 it so very well depicts see...
as well as the many .."WE WERE SOLDIERS" / Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / IA DRANG-Sept. 11th Hero RICK RESCORLA.. Freerepublic.com Threads that I have bookmarked, simply by hitting the .."ALOHA RONNIE".. on this Post.
...And then, mark your Ballots, Academy Members.
ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / Landing Zone Falcon / Former Radioman to Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE (MEL GIBSON) / Former High School Classmate to STEVE MARTIN
T'was ALL IN GOD's Plan, perhaps...?
..'IA DRANG - Interest'.. Section of...
...to see my photo of Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE's (MEL GIBSON) actual -SMILE OF VICTORY- taken immediately after his arrival at Landing Zone Falcon, fresh from his Victory at Landing Zone X-Ray in the IA DRANG Valley of November 1965.
GARRY OWEN, Sir (7th Cavalry 'CUSTER' Salute)
Does anyone doubt the EVIL of communism?
Poor Don Duong is suffering at the hands of the Evil Masters at the same time Hillary Rodham plans to destroy America.
Agreed, but don't hold your breath waiting for the pinkos in Hollywood to give any recognition to a Vietnam movie that didn't accuse the Americans of being war criminals.
When Saving Private Ryan was up for best picture, it lost to the sappy "Shakespeare in Love."
Only after the Oscars that year did we get the truth: over half of the voting Academy admitted they refused to even watch Saving Private Ryan before voting.
Medved is a very good critic, and a fine writer. I hope he can shame Hollywood by his article (if they are capable of feeling shame).
Haven't seen TTT yet. The trailers make it seem like three hours of dark and violent battles, which is what I didn't like about LOTR.
Thought, and hope, this movie receives some sort of recognition, but am doubtful.
Hollyweird doesn't seem to have a clue as to what goes beyond its borders.
Yep, or something. That alien eventually came back to "haunt" him too!
Amen to that. I just returned (or more accurately escaped) from So. Cal for Christmas. Thankfully, there are a *few* Hollywood actors/business people who have a clue as to what's what (Mel included)...unfortunately they are tactlessly drowned out by the screeching of the more vocal and shameless far left socialists.
It will be interesting to see what comes of the nominations this year. I hope it's not another subjective popularity contest, but I'm afraid, inlihgt of recent years, it's become a huge joke. WWS rightfully deserves recognition, and if not, nominated as Best Picture (with SIGNS a close second, lol).
No, NY, I haven't been watching Braveheart too much, and invented a new gaelic word :D
Aw, Rocko, give it another try when it comes out on DVD/Video in January. Sounds like you missed the underlying story behind all the boogeyman stuff?
Admittedly, the alien stuff was a bit weak (except I loved the tinfoil hats!), but the other parallel in the story was pretty well done. Might not change your opinion completely, but perhaps make it a bit more entertaining the next time.