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Old 04-13-08, 12:04 PM
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I own around 20 of 'em. Meh...
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Originally Posted by domino harvey
If you think Crash is representative of society, I'd like to set you up on a date with Reality
Reality kept calling everyone *******, ******, ******, and *******. So I ditched her.
Old 04-13-08, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
Asked, and answered.
I found it.
Old 04-13-08, 02:32 PM
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I own every one available on DVD. Plus, I also collect all the Best Director/Actor/Actress/Supporting Actor & Actress/Both Screenplay winners/Animated Feature and Foreign Language winners. For some reason, I've always wanted to own all the major "craft" Oscar winners. I like the "time capsule" perspective element to it all, I guess.
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Hello,

I own 67 Oscar Best Picture titles + 11 pre-ordered = 78

Missing until release on DVD in R1: Wings and Cavalcade

Regards,
Old 04-13-08, 05:25 PM
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Sunrise
The Life of Emile Zola
You Can't Take It With You
Gone With The Wind
Rebecca
How Green Was My Valley
Casablanca
Gentlemen's Agreement
All About Eve
On The Waterfront
Around the World in 80 Days
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ben-Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
My Fair Lady
Midnight Cowboy
The Godfather
The Sting
The Godfather II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Gandhi
Amadeus
Platoon
Dances With Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Forest Gump
Braveheart
American Beauty
Gladiator
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Million Dollar Baby
The Departed
No Country for Old Men
Old 04-13-08, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarnower
I own every one available on DVD. Plus, I also collect all the Best Director/Actor/Actress/Supporting Actor & Actress/Both Screenplay winners/Animated Feature and Foreign Language winners. For some reason, I've always wanted to own all the major "craft" Oscar winners. I like the "time capsule" perspective element to it all, I guess.
I agree with you. Even if a movie received one nomination for Art Direction and didn't win, I still want it to compare.
Old 04-13-08, 09:09 PM
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It's probably easier to own every Razzie winner
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Not too many - just 10:

The Return of the King
Chicago
Gladiator
American Beauty
Titanic
Braveheart
Schindler's List
Unforgiven
Dances With Wolves
Platoon
Old 04-13-08, 10:06 PM
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I have 44. I was trying to collect them, but haven't been into it for awhile now.
I got 18 of them from this: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=407136
And, I still have to get No Country for Old Men.


A Beautiful Mind
Amadeus
American Beauty
An American in Paris
Annie Hall
Around the World in 80 Days
Ben-Hur
Braveheart
Casablanca
Chariots of Fire
Chicago
Crash
Dances with Wolves
Driving Miss Daisy
Forrest Gump
From Here to Eternity
Gigi
Gladiator
Gone with the Wind
Grand Hotel
Hamlet
Lawrence of Arabia
Million Dollar Baby
Mrs. Miniver
Mutiny on the Bounty
My Fair Lady
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Patton
Rain Man
Rocky
Schindler's List
Shakespeare in Love
The Broadway Melody
The Deer Hunter
The Departed
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The Great Ziegfeld
The Life of Emile Zola
The Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of the King
The Silence of the Lambs
Titanic
Unforgiven

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Old 04-13-08, 11:16 PM
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I own 9 of them, but there are still a bunch I'm hoping to buy. When it's all said and done, I'll maybe own 20-25. Shrug.
Old 04-14-08, 12:24 AM
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I have all except these:

Wings (1927)
Cavalcade (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
On the Waterfront (1954)
The Last Emperor (1987)
The Departed (2006)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

Should knock out all but the first two by the end of this year. Then I can collect, oh, maybe all of the best picture nominees? Why? it's fun, and I like movies.
Old 04-14-08, 08:53 AM
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I have way too many to count..LOL seriously!
Old 04-14-08, 09:53 AM
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I thought I had more, but since I never set out to collect Best Picture winners, it's really a list of movies I like (or was curious to see after missing it in its theatrical run) which happened to win Best Picture.

No Country for Old Men (ordered)
The Departed
Crash
Million Dollar Baby
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Gladiator
American Beauty
Titanic
Braveheart
Schindler's List
Unforgiven
The Silence of the Lambs
Platoon
Rocky
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather
Patton
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good thread.

as for the discussion, im somewhere in the middle.
I take great pride in having SEEN every best picture winner (as well as all of IMDB's top 250, AFI's 100, sight & sound's list, ebert's great movies, jim emerson's list, leonard maltin's list, time magazine's 100, the BFI 100, silentera.com's 100, foreignfilm.com's 100, and every criterion film - though i have not finished some of these) but there are many many that I have no desire to own.
So I'm somewhat artificial for bragging on completing a few of these lists but authentic for having purchased the ones I actually enjoyed.

As for the original topic:
I own the following 33 BP winners.

All Quiet on the Western Front
It Happened One Night
Mutiny on the Bounty
You Can't Take It With You
Gone with the Wind
Rebecca
Casablanca
The Best Years of Our Lives
All the King's Men
All about Eve
From Here to Eternity
On the Waterfront
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ben-Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
In the Heat of the Night
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Annie Hall
The Deer Hunter
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
Titanic
American Beauty
Gladiator
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King
Million Dollar Baby
The Departed
No Country for Old Men

Plus there are 6 more on my wishlist...
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And I remember watching the 78th Oscars (2005), and I was hoping Crash would win. It seemed like the underdog compared to the other films, and I thought it was a very good film, even if it may have seemed a bit unrealistic to some. I actually thought it was a very realistic film, and showed society the way many people don't want to believe exists. I guess I was one of the few that was glad when they won Best Picture.
CRASH was attempting to show that racism exists across all races, but instead seems to say "Everyone's a tad racist." Definitely not my opinion, and while I think the intended message was something positive it's a failure of the film to make that clear. Personally I thought Brokeback Mountain or Good Night and Good Luck were much better films that year.

I don't think I'd have much of an interest in watching it again.

Although, I have a friend who wants to purchase every film ever made that has grossed 70 million, when adjusted for inflation... and he would display them in order of release date. Even movies he dislikes. To top it off... he would REBUY copies of movies he already owns if they are included in a different collection (ie, Return of the King being in his "Peter Jackson" collection) so they can sit at both places on his shelf...

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Own all but Wings and Cavalcade............
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Originally Posted by domino harvey
If you think Crash is representative of society, I'd like to set you up on a date with Reality
I never said it was "representative of society." What I said was that I felt that the movie showed society the way many people don't want to believe exists. I don't think that it paints a full picture of society for it to be a representation of society, but it (for me) shed light on racism in various forms that exists today that many people might not be privy to. I also liked the way the characters were interlaced, and I thought the story line was new and different. If you think that the characters portrayed in the film do not exist in real life, and no I don't mean within everyone or as a whole, then maybe you should try going out on a date with Reality. I'd date her if I were single; well maybe not. I might not want one of those high maintenance girlfriends.

I guess also that I might not be such a great judge for picking Best Picture for 2005. I still haven't seen Brokeback Mountain or Good Night and Good Luck. I've heard both of these were great movies, I just haven't had an opportunity to watch them. What I can say is I liked Crash, and I was glad when they won. Who knows, my opinion may very well change once I see all the nominations for that year.
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Surprisingly I own 40. I didn't even know the majority of these won Best Picture simply because I could care less about awards.

1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty
1939 - Gone With the Wind
1940 - Rebecca
1941 - How Green Was My Valley
1943 - Casablanca
1947 - Gentleman's Agreement
1950 - All About Eve
1954 - On the Waterfront
1956 - Around the World in 80 Days
1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1959 - Ben-Hur
1960 - The Apartment
1961 - West Side Story
1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
1965 - The Sound of Music
1967 - In the Heat of the Night
1968 - Oliver!
1970 - Patton
1971 - The French Connection
1972 - The Godfather
1973 - The Sting
1974 - The Godfather Part II
1975 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 - Rocky
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1986 - Platoon
1988 - Rain Man
1990 - Dances With Wolves
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 - Schindler's List
1994 - Forrest Gump
1995 - Braveheart
1997 - Titanic
1999 - American Beauty
2000 - Gladiator
2001 - A Beautiful Mind
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 - Million Dollar Baby
2005 - Crash
2006 - The Departed

I've also had these on my wish list for a while but I don't own them yet:

1927 - Wings
1931 - Grand Hotel
1934 - It Happened One Night
1938 - You Can't Take It With You
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1948 - Hamlet
1952 - The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 - From Here to Eternity
1964 - My Fair Lady
2007 - No Country for Old Men

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Old 04-15-08, 09:29 AM
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I own 41, which is surprising -- I thought I owned more, since I've seen every Best Picture winner. I guess I saw most of them through rentals or TCM.

And no amount of OCD/collector mania is enough for me to want to actually own copies of The Greatest Show on Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, or the worst Best Picture winner of all time: Crash. No thanks.
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My CH orders came in, so I'm up to about 68 of them now. The other 12/13 that I need CH doesn't carry, so I guess I might actually pay "real money" for the rest.

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