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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 09:35 AM
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27. A good formula, but it doesn't aways translate into oscar wins.
Edited on Mon Mar-08-10 09:35 AM by Javaman
Formulaic movies are nice, but they aren't what you might call, "gripping".
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  -'Hurt Locker' Earns Best-Picture Academy Award Hissyspit  Mar-07-10 11:12 PM   #0 
  - Haven't seen the film. Might have been nice if the moviemakers...  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-07-10 11:20 PM   #1 
  - That comes across also. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-07-10 11:25 PM   #5 
  - Too bad, considering Avatar's message.  onehandle   Mar-07-10 11:22 PM   #2 
  - Avatar had a trite plot. Terrific movie, but a formulaic script that's been done too many times. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-07-10 11:24 PM   #4 
  - Yep. Avatar was "Dances with Wolves" except with blue people and in the future.  Iowa   Mar-08-10 12:43 AM   #9 
  - That's *exactly * what it was.  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-08-10 05:35 AM   #16 
  - Another poster pegged it as "Pocahontas Meets The Smurfs."  Codeine   Mar-08-10 09:21 AM   #25 
  - A formula that obviously works.  lunatica   Mar-08-10 08:36 AM   #20 
     - FYI: a lot of other countries have 'best' film awards. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-08-10 09:16 AM   #21 
     - I still think it's stupid  lunatica   Mar-08-10 09:18 AM   #22 
        - Well, I agree that a 'best' film award is stupid, but it's not a purely US thing.  Captain Hilts   Mar-08-10 09:19 AM   #24 
           - The Oscars is about watching the famous walk the red carpet  lunatica   Mar-08-10 09:23 AM   #26 
              - Actually no, that's for the public, what the oscars do is generate more money for the  Javaman   Mar-08-10 09:42 AM   #28 
                 - Agreed.  calimary   Mar-08-10 08:08 PM   #44 
     - A good formula, but it doesn't aways translate into oscar wins.  Javaman   Mar-08-10 09:35 AM   #27 
     - "Avatar and its Holistic Promise"  BuddhaGirl   Mar-08-10 09:54 AM   #31 
  - without the effects avatar would be just nother B movie lol nt  msongs   Mar-07-10 11:26 PM   #6 
  - Avatar wasn't going to win. Too many special effects  jmowreader   Mar-08-10 12:48 AM   #10 
  - Huh... no Titanic was not SFX-free at all. In fact it is viewed as a landmark movie in SFX  liberation   Mar-08-10 04:41 AM   #14 
     - So a gigantic ship splitting in half isn't special effects?  Javaman   Mar-08-10 09:47 AM   #29 
     - I didn't say the whole movie was SFX-free  jmowreader   Mar-08-10 11:42 AM   #35 
  - What have you heard?  Xenotime   Mar-08-10 07:59 AM   #18 
  - Nothing. One producer took out a very vague ad regarding...  Javaman   Mar-08-10 09:53 AM   #30 
  - The producers spammed Academy voters with emails. A big no-no.  onehandle   Mar-08-10 10:45 AM   #34 
  - The white man's burden is a very old theme  marshall   Mar-09-10 07:30 AM   #45 
  - Great film. Too bad it didn't play in many theaters. I guess they figured  demosincebirth   Mar-07-10 11:23 PM   #3 
  - Knowing how film distribution works...  Javaman   Mar-08-10 10:00 AM   #32 
     - All of the real good films, I've noticed, play only in the "Cine-art" theaters in  demosincebirth   Mar-08-10 01:23 PM   #36 
        - Well that and...  Javaman   Mar-08-10 02:00 PM   #37 
           - Very informative. You hit the nail right on the head. Thanks.  demosincebirth   Mar-08-10 06:09 PM   #42 
  - Congrats to Bigelow!  HeresyLives   Mar-07-10 11:40 PM   #7 
  - I loved the movie. It avoids politics and focuses on the soldier.  liquid diamond   Mar-08-10 12:28 AM   #8 
  - The Oscars are over. I feel so empty. n/t  agent46   Mar-08-10 01:14 AM   #11 
  - Hurt Locker is a great movie and deserved the award. nt  old mark   Mar-08-10 01:39 AM   #12 
  - Beautiful movie  Rapier09   Mar-08-10 01:43 AM   #13 
  - "The Hurt Locker" didn't actually stink, but it's certainly not a "best" anything.  MrModerate   Mar-08-10 05:00 AM   #15 
  - I Don't Know What Movie You Saw But...  jayfish   Mar-08-10 08:17 AM   #19 
  - Uh, I live in the military community and there is a lot about it that is realistic. It's a suspense  Captain Hilts   Mar-08-10 09:18 AM   #23 
  - some people don't like to think...  Javaman   Mar-08-10 10:18 AM   #33 
  - The US military more often than not does not 'endorse' or cooperate with films. That doesn't mean it  Captain Hilts   Mar-08-10 04:27 PM   #41 
     - LOLOLOL  Javaman   Mar-09-10 08:11 AM   #46 
  - The grit is real. The marking time part is real.  MrModerate   Mar-08-10 03:24 PM   #40 
  - Ultimately, Bigelow is not a great and natural storyteller.  zonkers   Mar-08-10 02:38 PM   #39 
     - And you base this one what? One movie?  Javaman   Mar-09-10 12:10 PM   #47 
        - Strange Days, Widowmaker. I liked Near Dark. Wait, I'm on ignore, why am I even answering you  zonkers   Mar-09-10 12:22 PM   #48 
  - Best of 2010; which isn't saying much.  Dawgs   Mar-08-10 07:31 AM   #17 
  - Forget about Bigelow being a woman, this just proves you can make shitty film after shitty film bu  zonkers   Mar-08-10 02:31 PM   #38 
  - If they had spent more than $3.98 on the script for Avatar they  Synicus Maximus   Mar-08-10 06:18 PM   #43 

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