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Old 01-28-12, 09:13 AM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Haven't started this yet as I'm out of town for a couple days and want to finish off the TV challenge. I'm getting great ideas from this thread, though, like The King's Speech and The Dirty Dozen (first time those have been paired in a sentence?). I'll be checking the list thread for more ideas.
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Old 01-28-12, 09:16 AM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

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Could the moderators make the list thread into a sticky just for the month?
Traditionally they do once the previous challenge ends
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Old 01-28-12, 12:18 PM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Tried "The Barefoot Contessa" this morning and have to say I found it boring. Could never get into it. Might be the first Bogart film I've watched and disliked.
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Old 01-28-12, 01:26 PM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

I have a quick question on the checklist. I've picked out the Ten Commandments for Visual Effects because it won the Oscar for Special Effects in 1956. Does this qualify for this category?
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Old 01-28-12, 02:46 PM
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Thinking of opening my challenge with Tora! Tora! Tora!, as I see it is running on the Military channel tonight.
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Old 01-28-12, 05:23 PM
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Another question on the checklist. I am watching Towering Inferno for the Original Song category. It won the Oscar for it's year but it doesn't specify it as an Original Song, but I assume it qualifies because it was the only song winner that year.
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Another question on the checklist. I am watching Towering Inferno for the Original Song category. It won the Oscar for it's year but it doesn't specify it as an Original Song, but I assume it qualifies because it was the only song winner that year.
Yep, the song in question is "We May Never Love Like This Again."
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Old 01-28-12, 06:31 PM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Well, five films so far...I really need to pick up the pace, but I do have many shorts on hand, too. Have to spend the night at a sleep clinic so this weekend was a bit of a bust for me. But I've got some full days coming up. Really trying to see as many of this year's nominees that I've missed, too.
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Old 01-28-12, 06:36 PM
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Yep, the song in question is "We May Never Love Like This Again."
Thanks!

I have finally completed my full list of films to watch this challenge, all of them are first time views (or I don't remember watching them, I guess it's the same thing). I watched The Dirty Dozen last night, excellent movie with a ton of good actors. A lot of fun to watch.
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Well today turned out to be subtitle day! Volver was amazing and I have no clue as to how I missed watching it until now. Pan's Labyrinth was more violent than I remember but still beautiful to watch - except for the bugs, I hate bugs. I remember when I saw it in the theater there was a sign warning viewers that the film was in Spanish. Apparently, folks paid no attention to the trailers and they were asking for their money back when they saw subtitles. Diving Bell was interesting. I have to think about this film a bit more. The blu of Algiers was definitely worth the upgrade and Couching Tiger is always amazing. I still think this should have won Best Picture.
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Old 01-29-12, 06:04 AM
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Volver is one I plan on watching for this challenge, and the same with Pan's Labyrinth. Those are both films I somehow still havent' gotten around to.
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Need to pick up the pace here, as I was tired last night and fell asleep before Tora! Tora! Tora! even came on, so I have yet to even watch my first movie. Maybe do the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie tonight.
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Old 01-29-12, 02:35 PM
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Just watched E.T. Masterful.

Debating what will come next today. Said I was going to only do first-time watches (which will remain as far as my challenge goes), but now debating revisiting some classics. Maybe I'll have to do some bonus watches next week depending how I'm progressing.
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Need to pick up the pace here, as I was tired last night and fell asleep before Tora! Tora! Tora! even came on, so I have yet to even watch my first movie. Maybe do the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie tonight.
It happens. But you might get some days where you can really get a lot in to make up for it. That's my personal wish as well. I really want to complete this competition but I'm still squeezing in a few non-nominees as well. It's a challenge all right!
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Started off wanting to do documentary day. Freeheld was sad and touching at the same time. I'm glad the city council extended pension benefits to Lt. Hester's partner. Man on Wire was absolutely stunning. You couldn't have paid me to go anywhere near the top of the Twin Towers let alone try to walk on a high wire between them. Jesus Camp was seriously the most terrifying film I've ever seen. No joke. I decided against any more documentaries for the day after seeing that so I switched to lighter viewing. Shadokitty's post made me think of Pirates of the Caribbean and Depp's performance always makes me laugh. It's a shame the Academy doesn't show a lot of love for comedies but it's hard to argue against Sean Penn who won that year (though I didn't really care for Mystic River overall). [b]Notorious[b] is hands-down my favorite Hitchcock film and the blu is a nice upgrade in picture quality. What can you say about T2 except that Stan Winston deserved every Oscar he won.
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Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)

Over the weekend I got in The Sound of Music, The African Queen, Charade and Strangers on a Train. All first time viewings.
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Man on Wire was absolutely stunning. You couldn't have paid me to go anywhere near the top of the Twin Towers let alone try to walk on a high wire between them.
Loved Man on Wire!
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Old 01-29-12, 08:24 PM
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Finally got around to seeing The King's Speech.

Watching SAGs now - may try to fit in one more later.
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Found the first "hidden gem" of the challenge for me--For some reason, I had never seen Primal Fear til today. For a long time, I thought for sure I had watched it before, but when I looked at the synopsis, I realized I hadn't. I had recorded it months ago and then noticed it qualified for this challenge with Edward Norton's nomination for Best Supporting Actor, in what I believe was his film debut.

Turned out to be a great film with a terrific cast. And Norton's peformance was incredible.
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Found the first "hidden gem" of the challenge for me--For some reason, I had never seen Primal Fear til today. For a long time, I thought for sure I had watched it before, but when I looked at the synopsis, I realized I hadn't. I had recorded it months ago and then noticed it qualified for this challenge with Edward Norton's nomination for Best Supporting Actor, in what I believe was his film debut.

Turned out to be a great film with a terrific cast. And Norton's peformance was incredible.
Now I'm sorry I watched this last week for the first time in years--shoulda held off!

But I agree--really good film and the cast is totally stacked.
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
Found the first "hidden gem" of the challenge for me--For some reason, I had never seen Primal Fear til today. For a long time, I thought for sure I had watched it before, but when I looked at the synopsis, I realized I hadn't. I had recorded it months ago and then noticed it qualified for this challenge with Edward Norton's nomination for Best Supporting Actor, in what I believe was his film debut.

Turned out to be a great film with a terrific cast. And Norton's peformance was incredible.
Agreed. An often forgotten film and I loved Norton's performance.

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The ending reveal was incredible.
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Over the weekend I got in The Sound of Music, The African Queen, Charade and Strangers on a Train. All first time viewings.
What did you think?
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Please forgive me if this has been brought up before...

But shouldn't 2010 be added to the decades in the checklist?
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA View Post
Over the weekend I got in The Sound of Music, The African Queen, Charade and Strangers on a Train. All first time viewings.
I saw them all on the big screen, although only one (CHARADE) when it first came out.

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN is one of Hitchcock's best, IMHO. Robert Walker's performance is on a completely different level from most Hollywood star acting. I recently read the book by Patricia Highsmith. It's much darker than the movie. Too dark, if you ask me, but then that's true of most of her books.
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What did you think?
I really liked The Sound of Music, the setting alone was lush and rich. Strangers on a Train was great, it was a DVD copy, so it looked more like it was made in the early 40s and I always find Hitchcock movies to be fun. I was surprised how cheeky Charade was and it felt like the most modern of all the films. I liked the African Queen, but hard to buy the love story aspect of it.
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