Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
Basically I agree with Chris, but then I think it is indeed something special to have a Fantasy movie grab so many awards. If someone deserves this, it's Peter Jackson. Great work, 3 great movies, made an unfilmable book filmable...this guy just knows how to do it!!!!
KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1993 times:
No way could it ever have been shorter if the goal was to serve justice to the books. They cut out enough already. It is just a fact that to do justice to a book the movie about the book needs to be long as well. Three fantastic movies were created the past three years. I hope that they can get the rights to do the Hobbit as well. Excellent trilogy and this is from somebody who never thought it could be pulled off.
-Chris in Buffalo
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- Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White Wizard
Trident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
It all depends on what you want from a film,if you want a faithful adaptation of the book then it is ok, if you want a good movie it is too long. My views however are deeply affected by having been forced to read the Hobbit when I was at school.I have hated Tolkein ever since. Personally I preferred Lost in Translation
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EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14032 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
Personally, I thought the Oscar should have gone to Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean, but I'm not a member of the Academy.
The thing I never quite understand is why they have singers perform each of the "Best Song" nominated songs during the show. It's not like they have different actors re-enact the performances of the Best and Supporting Actor/Actress nominees.
And while we're at it...since women seem to hate being called "actress" these days (they prefer "actor") instead, why have that as a category?
Just do away with actress categories entirely, and have double the nominees for "Best Actor"..half of the nominees men, the other half women. THAT'LL tweak some noses in Hollywood!
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7839 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
I think that Lord of the Rings getting all 11 Oscars that it was nominated for is purely political. The previous two movies did not get awarded very generously. With the final movie of the trilogy out many likely saw it neccessary to make sure it got its due. This does not disparage the quality of the Lord of the Rings trilogy... but it seems to convenient. Much like the double best actor/actress to Denzel Washington and Halle Berry along with a lifelong acheivement award for Sidney Portier a few years back. While all certainly deserving, perhaps truly not the best for the given year.
I'll second Lost in Translation being an awesome movie and Bill Murrary pulling off an awesome performance. Shame is that he will never likely get credit for being a really talented actor in both comedic and dramatic roles.
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S.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
I heard he is now focusing on making "The Hobbit" movie. Anyone know about that?
His immediate project now is the King Kong remake.
Concearning Hobbits (no, not the book chapter), he would probably love to do it, but some copyright issues have to be sorted out with Christopher Tolkien first.
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
Poor choices... especially considering "The Two Towers" was a superior film. Sure, it deserved some of the awards, but 11 of 11? I think the academy was bullied into all the awards by the face that the first two didn't win much and the fact that it basically swept all the other award shows. An incomplete revised list:
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
Achievement in Directing
Peter Weir for MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
Best Supporting Actor
Tim Robbins in MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Charlize Theron in MONSTER (Newmarket Films )
Best Supporting Actress
Shohreh Aghdashloo in HOUSE OF SAND & FOG (DreamWorks Pictures)
Best Original Screenplay
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features) by Sofia Coppola
Best Adapted Screenplay
CITY OF GOD by Braulio Mantovani
Best Foreign-Language Film
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS - Canada
Best Animated Feature Film
FINDING NEMO - Andrew Stanton
Achievement in Cinematography
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
Achievement in Costume Design
THE LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)
Best Documentary Feature
THE FOG OF WAR
Achievement in Makeup
Jcs17 in FRAT DADDY 22: MY BROTHER, MY SAUSAGE
Best Original Score
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG (DreamWorks Pictures)
Best Visual Effects
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)