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Avatar, boo hoo [Mar. 9th, 2010|03:07 pm]

There are all these folks crying about Avatar not getting Best Picture. I like Avatar, it's visually stunning, and technically brilliant, but to me Best Picture should also include the script, which in the case of Cameron's film had some serious issues.

Of the films I had seen in the Best Picture category, I would have rated District 9 significantly higher. The story wasn't one we'd seen variants of thirty-seven times before, and the main character wasn't charismatic or likeable. That's a brave movie-making choice right there.

As for people complaining about Bigelow winning Best Director, and them saying she only won because she's a woman, here's a can of shut-the-fuck-up, drink deep.

She won in spite of being a woman. If you can't accept that little fact, you're part of the problem.

From: (Anonymous)
2010-03-13 08:03 am (UTC)
Hallelujah! At last someone who didn't think the sun rose and set in Sophia Coppola's Lost in Translation. I always say it was aptly named - certainly Lost in Translation for me. Bill was good yes - a poignant performance in a story going nowhere. It belonged on the page of a short story for my money.

And if Oscars were deserved, Heath Ledger wouldn't have had to wait till he was dead for his. The Joker was a great performance for sure - but his masterpiece was Ennis Del Marr.
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