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We saw your boobs
It was great!
Interesting pre-Oscar night DD-L interview by BBC's Sophie Raworth re Lincoln. Good to hear some intelligent Qs + courtesy/sincerity/intelligence/self-depriciating wit - clickety
I haven't seen Lincoln, but I thought Day Lewis was especially hammy in There Will be Blood. The famous "milkshake" scene was absurdly over the top.
I like PTA, but he's no master in terms of narrative construction. I think the end of There Will be Blood was so bombastic because PTA had no idea how to resolve his script, which was already muddled in terms of its ciphers (Plainview and Sunday).
As for Seth McFarlane, sorry Gel, but I didn't find the "We Saw Your Boobs" incident so entertaining. I work in a department among many female academics. As you can probably guess, they didn't enjoy McFarlane's turn as Oscar host.
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... Day Lewis was especially hammy in There Will be Blood ...
And IMHO, sounded alarmingly similar to a character from a 1974 Polanski film...
Entirely agree re there will be blood. Which is nice, as I normally get funny looks when I express those views. OTOH I found him genuinely intimidating in gangs of New York, which seems to have disappeared from public consciousness.
Agree re the song too, not sure what the humour element was supposed to be. He wouldn't do something that base / basic in family guy.
It was the guy and his dancing I found funny and the fact he thought it was entertaing, although some of the women's reactions were funny too. Although I have since read there was a bit of a serious side to the guys song which is not funny at all!
Kinda sums up the whole problem with his performance as host.
Aye, Daniel Day Lewis reportedly based his performance in There Will be Blood on John Huston; while PTA screened The Treasure of the Sierra Madre for his cast before starting principal photography.
He wouldn't do something that base / basic in family guy.
I've only ever seen a couple of episodes. Family Guy didn't grab me either (apologies if you're a fan).
I need to moderate my commentary on here. I spend too much time criticising films and TV shows others enjoy. I've no right to appoint myself arbiter of taste and it doesn't make me popular!
By the way, did you ever get round to watching Berbian Sound Studio? I still haven't seen it, though it's my birthday in a few weeks. I'll drop a few hints.
I didn't get family guy for ages, yet I had two friends whose opinion I respected and who share a liberal, subversive sense of humour, who recommended it in the most glowing terms. I kept watching and can now see it's very clever and very funny. If you're left with 'it doesn't grab me' I think it needs some more work.
No, love film keeps not sending me berberian. I suspect they think it will not be popular in the long term and therefore have very few discs but for now there is high demand due to its quality (and probably limited / short release). The best things I have watched while it's been on my list are The Trial and Gimme Shelter. Saw Brave last night, that was also very good, if you like your emotionally mature Pixar.
Yes, worth a mention.
Daniel, I saw last night and he played the part so well... I do wonder IF Abe was anything like this ?????
The movie was soooo boring though and I longed for it to end.
Great acting.... but very , very boring.
I loved Zero Dark and thought the lass would have won the oscar for best female... but.... " a r g h " !
They gave it to a we girl who was potty-mouthed in her role and for me.... not soooo great... the fella in the same movie was the better actor for me.
Talking of argh, Argo was a Great movie.... loved every minute of it too.... best director surlely ? ......Nope... argh ! Why not ?
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I've not seen silver linings playbook, but I suspect the Oscar was less for an individual performance and more as recognition of her consistently excellent acting at a young age, in particular in winter's bone and the hunger games. Not saying that's right btw.
Argo was excellent - the last film I got to see at the cinema actually. Deserved a directing nomination at least, although there's less obvious pizazz than with life of pi.
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