RE: [mythsoc] Re: Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
- He was talking about fantasy being marginalized in Hollywood - about
fantasy films notoriously not winning Oscars. It was in his "best
From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano [mailto:lizziewriter@...]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: 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
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
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) ?
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
Lizzie Apgar Triano
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- 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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