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Old 01-23-12, 09:58 AM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

so this is the discussion not the actual 'list' thread right?
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

I think I am going to start with The Sound of Music since I have never seen it.
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I think I am going to start with The Sound of Music since I have never seen it.
You've never seen the sound of music? How...what....who......wow. I think that left me utterly speechless. Have you at least seen the Wizard of Oz
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^You simply watch films which were nominated for or won an Academy Award. Any category. Watch as many as you can. Have fun and discuss the films you watched with others. Use of the checklist is *not* required - it's there as a secondary challenge and to possibly help you expand your watching enjoyment.
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Check out those links to the Discussion and List Threads from previous years, especially, and that should give you a pretty good idea. There's a general consensus that participation is just about all that is encouraged. Completion of the checklist is optional, the real reward, in my opinion, is getting to discuss some of these films with other people and learning a bit more about what won Academy Awards during which time periods.
Yeah, really the only obligation is to watch eligible movies that you want to watch. Watch as few or as many as you want. A lot of us use the opportunity to finally see things we've always heard about, but we also rewatch the movies we love just because we love 'em.

Also, you can find more info about all the Challenges in the "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium.

And damn, I just saw The Descendants today, too early to count it
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You've never seen the sound of music? How...what....who......wow. I think that left me utterly speechless. Have you at least seen the Wizard of Oz
I've been getting that A LOT And yup, I've seen the Wizard of Oz.
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Old 01-23-12, 07:34 PM
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Davidh777: thanks for that link. Took a quick look through, really helped me understand the concept better (and knowing upcoming challenges I'll be able to build the smaller portions of my collection where i feel I'm lacking).

Indy24LA: then I can't be totally let down that you haven't seen the sound of music (I admit I only partially like the film, but it's still a classic that everyone's expected to see at least once. I'm known for letting people down with the list of films I havent seen yet, myself.
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

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And damn, I just saw The Descendants today, too early to count it
it's been hard trying not to see 'The Artist' prior to next month. My friend keeps bailing on me to see Mission Impossible 4 - maybe by the time he doesn't have work obligations it WILL be February and the movie will have been nominated for editing, sound design or cinematography or something.
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

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Also, you can find more info about all the Challenges in the "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium.
Thanks for the prod to update the first post a bit. I also really need to finish the tables for all the other Challenges....
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And damn, I just saw The Descendants today, too early to count it
How was it? I haven't seen any of the Oscar-type films this past year.
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

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Davidh777: thanks for that link. Took a quick look through, really helped me understand the concept better (and knowing upcoming challenges I'll be able to build the smaller portions of my collection where i feel I'm lacking).
You're welcome, but I'm glad Trevor just checked in because he really deserves the credit as master of that thread. Guys like him and MinLShaw helped get me past the intimidation factor of people who watch a lot of stuff--it's really not a competition; as already mentioned, it's just about participation and conversation.

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it's been hard trying not to see 'The Artist' prior to next month. My friend keeps bailing on me to see Mission Impossible 4 - maybe by the time he doesn't have work obligations it WILL be February and the movie will have been nominated for editing, sound design or cinematography or something.
Both of those are next on my to-see list so I might hold out till we start.

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Thanks for the prod to update the first post a bit. I also really need to finish the tables for all the other Challenges....
Sorry, didn't mean to trigger the OCD

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How was it? I haven't seen any of the Oscar-type films this past year.
I freaking loved it. I admit I was initially interested by the Hawaiian eye candy (including Shailene Woodley in a bikini), but it was a completely involving character study. Have been meaning to dig up that thread to pitch in.
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Old 01-24-12, 08:30 AM
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Disappointed that Andy Serkis didn't get nominated for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Also kinda stunned that Michael Fassbender and Albert Brooks were snubbed.

Ready to start the Oscar Challenge. Always love this one.
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Old 01-24-12, 08:51 AM
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I'm almost amazed that Real Steel got nominated for something. It's been my belief since day one that that film is essentially rock em sock em robots, the movie. I could be wrong though.

That being said, seeing the list of nominated films I've seen like one of them. I really gOtta catch up lol
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Old 01-24-12, 08:52 AM
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Thinking about doing this - although this month could be pretty busy at work, so not sure how many I'll be able to watch.

I'm guessing the "Lists" thread will be created in the next day or two?
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Here's a link to the list of this year's nominees, which were announced this morning:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118049085/

The only horses I have in this race are DRAGON TATTOO, BRIDESMAIDS, and TRANSFORMERS 3.

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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Now I have incentive to see Bridesmaids, I guess
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I really wish this challenge started today, what with the nominations being released.
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Old 01-24-12, 05:25 PM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

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I'm almost amazed that Real Steel got nominated for something. It's been my belief since day one that that film is essentially rock em sock em robots, the movie. I could be wrong though.
That's what I thought from the trailer but the reviews have been good. Still haven't seen it, though.

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I really wish this challenge started today, what with the nominations being released.
I actually thought it was timed from the nominations to the ceremony, but I guess it's a month backward from the ceremony.
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Old 01-25-12, 12:46 AM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Lists thread is up!
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Old 01-25-12, 01:08 AM
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What does it mean when people are putting posts in the lists thread that says "Reseved"? Is that just do lists will be higher up?
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What does it mean when people are putting posts in the lists thread that says "Reseved"? Is that just do lists will be higher up?
Everyone who wants to participate posts in the list thread, reserving that spot. As you watch films, you add to your list there. You do so by editing that "reserved" post and updating your list/total.
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What does it mean when people are putting posts in the lists thread that says "Reseved"? Is that just do lists will be higher up?
People joke about making it to the "first page" of a thread (up to 40 posts per page depending on your settings); but no one really cares about the order.

It's just to start a post for later editing of your list.

Many of us bookmark the individual webpage of our list thread post, and/or add it to our signatures, to make adding to our list throughout the month easier.
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Wow, this challenge starts tonight and I'm in the mood for some late night viewing. I'm still working on my tv challenge list, but I want to get a feature in tonight.

I want to see as many of the remaining new nominees as I can, while checking out lots of older stuff I just haven't gotten around to or want to revisit.

Personal goal: 83 films (including shorts and IN MEMORIAM wildcards) in celebration of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

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Old 01-25-12, 11:06 PM
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I'll be asleep by the time the challenge starts. Oh why oh why must I be ESt and not CSt
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Started the Challenge off by watching Lilies of the Field for the first time. I like Poitier's performance in In The Heat of the Night better but actor's don't always win Oscars for their best performances. Lilies was a good film though. Hopefully I can get King Solomon's Mines done before class this afternoon (another film I've never seen).
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Old 01-26-12, 08:15 PM
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Definetly starting tonight but not sure where I should start. Pulp Fiction is a personal favorite but Wizard of Oz is a classic....then theres a pile of a billion movies i haven't popped in yet. any ideas how to pick that crucial first film?
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I have a spot reserved for my list, however I'm not sure I'll be participating this year, haven't felt it to start yet. We'll see.
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