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On my last entry I did the "best and worst pictures I have seen" and that isn't a fair assessment. Some of the so-called Best Pictures were not good movies (in my opinion; your mileage will probably vary). And some of the Razzie winners I think are good (and like Acroyear70, I wonder why in the world some weren't listed).

I'm only going to discuss ones that I have seen and can still remember.

  • Chariots of Fire - didn't get the hype then, haven't had any interest in seeing it again
  • Dances with Wolves - UGH, long, boring, pointless
  • Forrest Gump - in spite of the fact that I still sort of regret not auditioning for this one (I was asked to); what a sad SAD excuse for a movie. Some really good technical stuff, but *YAWN*
  • English Patient - didn't get the hype then, haven't had any interest in seeing it since
  • Brokeback Mountain - I wanted to like this as a movie but when the plot is not good and the 'good-guys' are all jerks with no sympathetic side... blech. Chicago would have gotten the same thing but at least the bad guys knew they were bad and it had some nice dancing

  • Annie
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Wild Wild West

Just because something isn't 'high theatre' doesn't mean its bad. I mean, Pirate Movie is camp but I think it is supposed to be. If it is that bad, why isn't "Scary Movie" and its friends on the list? Why is "Annie" deserving of ridicule but not "Chicago"?

For that matter, where is Talladega Nights? The Wedding Crashers? Either of the Harold & Kumar movies?

Date: 2009-02-28 04:24 pm (UTC)
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The Last Emperor and Gandhi, both got the award because the "old" Academy members like their epics.
Titanic, again a great technical film, but what a crappy script. I liked the story up until the ship struck the iceberg. The fact that they handcuffed Jack in the bowels of the ship solely so that the leads could be shown slogging their way up and that there was no realism that they were slogging in freezing water and yet could survive for a time in the water was horribly inaccurate.
Broadway Melody of 1929 - have no clue why that film won. Other than it's the first real film musical and may have won just on that technical merit.
Oliver! Over films like In the Heat of the Night, yeesh.

Date: 2009-02-28 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm an idiot, In the Heat of the Night did win in 1967. Oliver won over, Funny Girl, The Lion in Winter, Rachel, Rachel and Romeo and Juliet

Date: 2009-02-28 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure it wasn't nominated but I think my favorite movie of them all is "The Ugly Dachshund." It was recently broadcast and we watched it and howled once again at the antics (fantastic dog training) but the broadcast left out one of our most favorite scenes--the destruction the studio.

I did like Rob Roy with the gorgeous Scottish scenery and the music was apt and beautiful. And who can resist Liam Neeson?


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