And on that account -- and _only_ that account -- I m happy to see _The Return of the King_ take Best Picture (esp. as we all understand that the Oscar isMessage 1 of 31 , Mar 1, 2004View SourceAnd on that account -- and _only_ that account -- I'm happy to see _The
Return of the King_ take "Best Picture" (esp. as we all understand that
the Oscar is for the whole series, in reality, not for _RotK_, which I
felt was particularly noxious in terms of poor, cardboard-thin
characterization, plot holes, bad editing, bad acting, and cheap
mawkish sentimentalism), since I despise lazy prejudices such as that
which said that fantasy films can never be worthy of Best Picture. I
only wish that the film that broke this prejudice had actually been
deserving in some measure other than ticket sales, and had been a
On Mar 1, 2004, at 11:06 AM, Croft, Janet B. wrote:
> He was talking about fantasy being marginalized in Hollywood - about
> fantasy films notoriously not winning Oscars. It was in his "best
> picture" speech.
THe other songs in the category were not anywhere near as well known as Into the West. I personally liked the song well enough, but The Oscars have done thisMessage 31 of 31 , Mar 2, 2004View SourceTHe other songs in the category were not anywhere near as well known as Into
the West. I personally liked the song well enough, but The Oscars have done
this in the past, I mean picking a song ahead of time. I remember people
saying when the film came out that it was a contender for best song, I don't
recall that being said for any of the other nomines, just like with Chicago
From: Berni Phillips [mailto:bernip@...]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 7:10 PM
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What I found amazing was that it won best song -- it was the most boring,
forgettable, poorly performed song. There's no way it deserved best song!
Allison Krauss was great with the two songs from "Cold Mountain" and I
really like the snappy tune from the animated short, "Triplets from
Belleville." It was cute to see Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara be
& Mickey" from "A Mighty Wind" again, but that wasn't such a good song
either, I thought -- although it was still better than "Into the West"!
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