Re: [mythsoc] Re: Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
- I didn't watch the show, but am scratching my head over this quote
Calling fantasy an ''f-word'' that he hoped would survive the show's
five-second delay, Jackson thanked the Academy for seeing ''beyond the
wizards, and hobbits.''
I think I know what he meant, but: Trolls, wizards and hobbits... that's
it's all about, you ask me. >>
Especially the wizards. OK the story is about the hobbit being the hero,
but how can we not love Gandalf and his mystic romantic construction and
Many people liked the surfing-Legolas bits and other moments of elven
acrobatics, but my favorite action shot is Gandalf with his sword and staff
at Minas Tirith. Maybe because I knew my children would enjoy it, when
they get to see the movie.
But now I'm curious, so where did you see that quote? Jackson called
fantasy an f-word, like what? like "truckin' fantasy" (so to speak) ? Why
would he do that? From what I've seen, most of the production staff (or
whatever you call the people behind a movie) are fantasy bookworms like
many of us onlist, not anti-fantasy people. There is something strange
about this, I'm scratching my head too. Is there a context issue here ?
Or did he mean that those nonhumans could have been blocks for non-fantasy
Lizzie Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
- 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
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
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
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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