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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:17 PM

Who will say something about gun control at the Oscars?

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Reply Who will say something about gun control at the Oscars? (Original post)
malaise Feb 2013 OP
JI7 Feb 2013 #1
MichiganVote Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #5
SayWut Feb 2013 #7
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #3
malaise Feb 2013 #4
SayWut Feb 2013 #6
JVS Feb 2013 #11
AnotherMcIntosh Feb 2013 #8
MadHound Feb 2013 #9
oberliner Feb 2013 #10
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #12
oberliner Feb 2013 #13
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #14
oberliner Feb 2013 #18
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #19
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #15
malaise Feb 2013 #16
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #17
slackmaster Feb 2013 #20

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. i wonder if lincoln would have supported gun control

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:22 PM

2. Paul Simon if he's there. DeNiro maybe.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:27 PM

5. Yes he was close to a Sandy Hook victim

but I doubt that he is there

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:19 PM

7. DeNiro; you mean Robert DeNiro, the actor?

 

The one with a rare, coveted, prohibitively expensive NYC CCW license?
Or, the Robert DeNiro that sweeps floors or delivers pizzas for a living?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:22 PM

3. Seth McFarlane

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:24 PM

4. Probably

Good pick

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:11 PM

6. Quentin Tarantino or Samual L. Jackson

 

Their movies have always had a nice touchy-feely, "lets talk things over rather than resorting to violence" message.

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Response to SayWut (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:05 PM

11. "Getting to Yes" for when you absolutely, positively, have...

to come to an agreement with every motherfucker in the room.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:11 PM

8. Who, if anyone, will be the first to use the magic letters "NRA"?

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:35 PM

9. In an industry that makes big bucks off of depicting big guns and massive gun violence?

 

Not a soul.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:03 PM

10. The irony of this question is staggering

Have you seen any of the nominated movies?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:20 PM

12. I saw most of the nominated films

Argo portrays an unarmed hostage rescue, Lincoln focuses far more on legislation than it does guns, Silver Linings Playbook does not have any guns at all, Beasts of the Southern Wild only had one scene with a gun being shot in the air in a non threatening way but aside from that was gun free, Life of Pi did not have any guns, Les Miserables had a couple brief scenes of gun violence but it in no way glorified it, I have not seen Amour but from the trailer it sure does not appear to be the type of movie I would expect to see a shoot out in.

That leaves Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty as the only two Best Picture nominees that really glorify guns. I will give you that Hollywood in general glorifies guns, but that does not mean all the movies nominated this year are gun movies and if you suggest otherwise it probably means you have not seen the movies that you suggest others should see.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:24 PM

13. Try Django Unchained

It's already picked up an award.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

14. I mentioned that one, but no one is expecting Tarantino to be the one to speak out

Most of the Best Picture nominees were not centered on guns and that is the fact. Django Unchained is not representative of all the movies that were nominated.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:08 PM

18. It just would seem hypocritical with that movie being honored

That was my point.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:10 PM

19. Honored by whom?

Certainly not everyone in that room was a fan of Django Unchained. Don't pretend that everyone in that room is a hypocrite just because a violent movie was nominated.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:43 AM

15. was it no one?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:37 AM

16. I didn't see the entire ceremony but I didn't hear anyone n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:49 AM

17. i just saw the end but i didn't either

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:12 PM

20. I think potato

 

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