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Old 02-02-24, 07:25 PM
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Any need to debate whether Groundhog Day should be counted as a snub in 1994? Although being in the often overlooked comedy genre, I think it's an almost flawless film (once you wince through the misogyny, which could be considered a necessity in the film because Phil starts out as a d!ck) and should have at least garnered a script nomination, if not one for directing. And who doesn't love the Weatherman song??
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Do we have to argue for our snub choices? I would think you personal opinion is enough.

These were the directing nominees for 1993. Which one would you take out to replace with Harold Ramis for Groundhog Day?
Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List
Jim Sheridan - In The Name Of The Father
Jane Campion - The Piano
James Ivory - The Remains Of The Day
Robert Altman - Short Cuts
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Ninety-five Senses, Our Uniform, and Red, White and Blue have all been removed from Youtube
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Gotta watch them when the links go up because they will pull them quick.

As far as snubs are concerned, personal opinion is all. you need. I would have voted for Groundhog Day for best screenplay. I'm not sure who I'd boot from that director list though.
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Ninety-five Senses is available on Documentary+

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Old 02-04-24, 09:17 PM
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Ninety-five Senses is available on Documentary+

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Thanks! I accidentally removed the whole listing above!!!
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
Do we have to argue for our snub choices? I would think you personal opinion is enough.

These were the directing nominees for 1993. Which one would you take out to replace with Harold Ramis for Groundhog Day?
Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List
Jim Sheridan - In The Name Of The Father
Jane Campion - The Piano
James Ivory - The Remains Of The Day
Robert Altman - Short Cuts
No no! I don't think it is necessary. Just thought we could have a little fun with it.

You definitely can't remove Spielberg, Campion or Altman (I still watch Short Cuts every few years.) That leaves Sheridan or Ivory, neither of who's film won any of their multiple nominations. Hard to remove either as well, so you may have stumped me, but I'll say replace Sheridan because I remember it the least. As for writing, replace In the Line of Fire or Sleepless in Seattle. I love that Dave got a nomination though. I'm going to watch that now that I've been reminded of it! LOL

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Past Lives is on Paramount+ with Showtime or whatever its called.

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It's Super Bowl Sunday which means I'll be spending the day watching The Godfather trilogy. They should allow me to complete the checklist.
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Watched Barry Lyndon, for the third time in my life, projected on a large screen, resulting in my best viewing experience of it so far. I find the last half, between Redmond and Lord Bullington to be riveting. I like this movie a lot.

Got a chuckle when I went on Youtube and find a clip of it winning Best Costume Design. The nominees are presented with cringe-worthy dance routines, the winner has an incredibly awkward trophy acceptance. This is also the first Oscar for multi-nominee/winner Milena Canonero, who over the years has gotten her husband Marshal Bell more Oscar airtime than any character actor I can think of.


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Watched Barry Lyndon, for the third time in my life, projected on a large screen, resulting in my best viewing experience of it so far. I find the last half, between Redmond and Lord Bullington to be riveting. I like this movie a lot.

Got a chuckle when I went on Youtube and find a clip of it winning Best Costume Design. The nominees are presented with cringe-worthy dance routines, the winner has an incredibly awkward trophy acceptance. This is also the first Oscar for multi-nominee/winner Milena Canonero, who over the years has gotten her husband Marshal Bell more Oscar airtime than any character actor I can think of.
Soo goofy! They used to do some god-awful choreo pieces back in the day!

I would love to find time to fit "Barry Lyndon" into a challenge sometime. I own it, but haven't seen it in years...
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I took advantage of the Intermission and watched it over two nights.
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After a whirlwind weekend of attending all three theatrical presentations of the nominated short films, I have to say there are some amazing offerings this year! ALL of the documentaries are great and I would be hard pressed to pick a winner (perhaps The Last Repair Shop). The animated shorts were perhaps the weakest batch. There I would pick 95 Senses. The two filler shorts they showed to pad out the run time were as good as the 5 nominees, I'd say. The live action set was pretty heavy and depressing (but very effective), and ended with a return to form Wes Andersen short to add a little levity. I'm going to pick Knight of Fortune, since it was able to add some lightheartedness to its heavy subject matter. I thought watching the docs and the live actions films all in one day was going to be difficult but they were so good, the 4+ hours really flew by.

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I don't know why I go through this every couple years but whenever I watch Seven Samurai for this challenge, I go to the Oscar Database to search for the film's nominations and I get nothing. It takes me a few minutes to remember that the database has it under the title The Magnificent Seven.

Anyway, I too enjoyed The Last Repair Shopand it will probably win. I can also say I wouldn't be mad if The ABCs of Book Banning wins because it was a unique way to handle the issue. Instead of talking heads, you had actual kids discussing the books and pondering what is wrong with the adults who want to ban books. That was fun.
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As far as snubs are concerned, personal opinion is all. you need. I would have voted for Groundhog Day for best screenplay.
Same. And I would've given the boot to Dave.
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Same. And I would've given the boot to Dave.

I love Dave! It is a very tight script. My wife and I still watch it every few years. Give it another chance, popcorn. It may be a little naive given the current state of American politics but it's a well told story.
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