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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-26-07 11:45 AM
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69. Schindler's List was astonishing filmmaking
Every single thing about it (with the exception of a couple of pretty minor technical details) was brilliant. It was really amazing work on so many levels.

It was up against The Fugitive, The Piano, The Remains of the Day and What's Love Got to do with it? It was an easy and a completely justifiable win.

The only director of note up against Spielberg was Altman, but Short Cuts didn't compare to Schindler.
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  -Does Al Gore actually get his own Oscar? liberalnurse  Feb-26-07 09:37 AM   #0 
  - No, he doesn't. NT  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 09:37 AM   #1 
  - No.  terrya   Feb-26-07 09:42 AM   #2 
  - Again, he was responsible for the vote, but didn't get the prize.  shain from kane   Feb-26-07 09:42 AM   #3 
  - No. I'm not sure if it goes to the director or producer, but Al was neither  Poiuyt   Feb-26-07 09:42 AM   #4 
  - No  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Feb-26-07 09:45 AM   #5 
  - Well then it was a good thing for me to revisit this question.  liberalnurse   Feb-26-07 10:06 AM   #6 
  - None of them should get it  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:11 AM   #7 
  - This film CAUSED the current media focus about climate change.  crispini   Feb-26-07 10:15 AM   #8 
  - No it didn't  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:20 AM   #13 
     - Popular media, not academic media.  crispini   Feb-26-07 10:27 AM   #18 
     - Ever heard of "Earth in the Balance"?  Bandit   Feb-26-07 11:18 AM   #61 
  - Looks like you're in the tiny minority, critically:  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:18 AM   #10 
  - So what?  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:21 AM   #14 
  - So that means only yours has meaning....  Missy M   Feb-26-07 10:25 AM   #15 
  - Fine  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:27 AM   #19 
     - You're the expert....  Missy M   Feb-26-07 10:38 AM   #26 
        - I thought I did  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:46 AM   #29 
  - It means that people who know much more about film than you do disagree.  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:28 AM   #20 
     - And who would that be?  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:35 AM   #24 
        - Go to this link I posted to find out:  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:45 AM   #28 
           - Oh dear  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:47 AM   #30 
              - Ebert is not a film scholar? He'll be pleased to hear that.  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:48 AM   #33 
                 - He isn't  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:51 AM   #35 
                 - I was a film major at San Francisco State. Theater minor. NT  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:52 AM   #36 
                    - Well, did you take a class on documentary film?  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:54 AM   #39 
                       - Now you're going off the deep end. NT  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:55 AM   #41 
                          - So you didn't take a class on documentary film?  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:03 AM   #47 
                             - Of course I did. How the hell else would I have seen "Nanook of the North"? NT  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 11:04 AM   #48 
                                - So why would you possibly think that Gore's film  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:06 AM   #51 
                                   - Because I thought it was compelling, I was not bored for one minute  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 11:08 AM   #54 
                                      - Well, you've got some good points with the other two  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:23 AM   #64 
                 - Pulling out Ebert as a film scholar  Goblinmonger   Feb-26-07 11:27 AM   #65 
                    - Besides a few reviews you've disagreed with, Ebert's written some great books  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 11:37 AM   #66 
  - not really...  QuestionAll   Feb-26-07 11:14 AM   #57 
     - So what are the criteria for Best Documentary? They don't give out  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 11:20 AM   #62 
        - technically no, but realistically- it's mostly a popularity contest.  QuestionAll   Feb-26-07 11:38 AM   #67 
           - As I mentioned elsewhere, the Doc category is decided by a special group for  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 11:39 AM   #68 
  - No, really, tellus what you honestly think of the documentary  rustydog   Feb-26-07 10:20 AM   #12 
  - There are a lot of worthy documentarians out there  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:26 AM   #17 
     - Some see beauty in simplicity  dbaker41   Feb-26-07 10:34 AM   #23 
     - It was supposed to be a film  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:41 AM   #27 
     - Shouldn't voters be allowed to consider....  crispini   Feb-26-07 10:56 AM   #42 
     - They can consider whatever they want  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:04 AM   #49 
     - AIT was simply a good film that worked.  dbaker41   Feb-26-07 11:23 AM   #63 
     - As Filmmaking Goes, Jesus Camp Was Superior  Crisco   Feb-26-07 11:12 AM   #56 
     - Translation: I couldn't get into the industry so I teach film appreciation class  greyhound1966   Feb-26-07 10:54 AM   #40 
        - Whatever  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:07 AM   #52 
  - Really amazing  gratuitous   Feb-26-07 10:25 AM   #16 
  - LOL  crispini   Feb-26-07 10:29 AM   #21 
  - These are the same idiots  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:34 AM   #22 
  - If you trust critical reception, go to this link:  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:48 AM   #32 
  - That's not scholarly opinion  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 10:52 AM   #37 
  - I will admit I have to agree with you on these points....  Missy M   Feb-26-07 10:56 AM   #43 
  - Do you actually know how the films are voted for?  theboss   Feb-26-07 10:36 AM   #25 
     - Do YOU actually know how the documentary films are voted for? The special  NYCGirl   Feb-26-07 10:50 AM   #34 
  - you can't win, you know  northzax   Feb-26-07 10:47 AM   #31 
  - Thank you... people do confuse the message and the medium  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:00 AM   #45 
  - I think you haven't changed many opinions.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-26-07 10:53 AM   #38 
  - Not enough car chases, eh?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-26-07 11:01 AM   #46 
  - No, it just wasn't very good  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:05 AM   #50 
  - Not enough boobs in that one.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-26-07 11:08 AM   #53 
  - So I'm guessing if I take your view---Schindler's List didn't deserve an Oscar?  trumad   Feb-26-07 11:15 AM   #58 
  - Schindler's List was astonishing filmmaking  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:45 AM   #69 
  - Yeah---it sucked...  trumad   Feb-26-07 11:17 AM   #60 
  - No naked titties either  classicfilmfan   Feb-26-07 11:09 AM   #55 
  - Well my opinion was that it was a great documentary  sloppyliberal   Feb-26-07 11:50 AM   #70 
  - Box office gross =/= quality  cgrindley   Feb-26-07 11:54 AM   #71 
  - I actually agree with your assessment , I think for clarity's sake though:  The Straight Story   Feb-26-07 12:06 PM   #72 
  - We must have seen 2 different movies, then.  johnaries   Feb-26-07 02:23 PM   #75 
  - That Producer Had A Vise Grip On The Thing  KharmaTrain   Feb-26-07 10:17 AM   #9 
  - It would be a nice gesture if they framed a copy of the card revealing the award  mnhtnbb   Feb-26-07 10:19 AM   #11 
  - OMG. What part of this do people NOT GET?????  kestrel91316   Feb-26-07 10:56 AM   #44 
     - Easy now  trumad   Feb-26-07 11:15 AM   #59 
        - It's not like the discussion hasn't been all over DU for days now.......  kestrel91316   Feb-26-07 12:08 PM   #73 
           - Well that's assuming that the poster doesn't have a life  trumad   Feb-26-07 01:57 PM   #74 

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