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Old 02-02-2012, 02:59 AM
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I don't get it. Now this movie is suddenly loved when a month ago everyone was talking about how terrible it was? Why is it nominated for all of these things when Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets snubbed?
Uh, DRIVE was snubbed.
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People were talking about how terrible Safe and stupid choices... for the most part.

But they got it right with "Hugo". And "The Artist". Both are incredibly deserving of their noms.
It's funny that you criticize the Academy for their "safe and stupid" choices, then credit them for nominating The Artist... probably one of the safest choices they could make. It's a film mired in nostalgia and released by the Weinstein Company. This isn't to say it's entirely undeserving of it's nominations, just that it's attention doesn't really buck any Academy traditions.
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It's funny that you criticize the Academy for their "safe and stupid" choices, then credit them for nominating The Artist... probably one of the safest choices they could make. It's a film mired in nostalgia and released by the Weinstein Company. This isn't to say it's entirely undeserving of it's nominations, just that it's attention doesn't really buck any Academy traditions.
How is a silent black & white film safe in 2012? Do tell.
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Uh, DRIVE was snubbed.
Never heard of it, however, Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo was last year's best movie followed by Thor and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. All three of those movies got snubbed.
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Never heard of it, however, Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo was last year's best movie followed by Thor and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. All three of those movies got snubbed.
The Ryan Gosling movie where he plays a getaway driver? Seriously?
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Uh, DRIVE was snubbed.
Never heard of it, however, Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo was last year's best movie followed by Thor and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. All three of those movies got snubbed.
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The Ryan Gosling movie where he plays a getaway driver? Seriously?
K, Kain, man, I was gonna just give you a double dose of Lemon, but... seriously?

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How is a silent black & white film safe in 2012? Do tell.
For the audience that film is designed for, yeah, it's incredibly safe. Like I said, it's steeped in nostalgia. It's regressive cinema.

As far as last years releases go, Tree of Life was far riskier. Here's a film that could (and did) alienate middlebrow audience looking for easy sentiment and mid-century nostalgia (along with a linear plot). Hell, it practically alienated a lot of the art house crowd as well.

This is all tangential, of course. I don't mean to imply that a film has to buck convention in order to be a success, only that The Artist is a pretty safe pick for the Old-Hollywood Academy voters.

If you want a (relatively) current silent film that would be designated as a safe pick, however... Guy Madden's Branded Upon the Brain more than fits the criteria... and it was also completely ignored.
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The Ryan Gosling movie where he plays a getaway driver? Seriously?
Who is Ryan Gosling? What movies has he been in?
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Who is Ryan Gosling? What movies has he been in?
Okay, now you're just fucking around.
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For the audience that film is designed for, yeah, it's incredibly safe. Like I said, it's steeped in nostalgia. It's regressive cinema.

As far as last years releases go, Tree of Life was far riskier. Here's a film that could (and did) alienate middlebrow audience looking for easy sentiment and mid-century nostalgia (along with a linear plot). Hell, it practically alienated a lot of the art house crowd as well.

This is all tangential, of course. I don't mean to imply that a film has to buck convention in order to be a success, only that The Artist is a pretty safe pick for the Old-Hollywood Academy voters.

If you want a (relatively) current silent film that would be designated as a safe pick, however... Guy Madden's Branded Upon the Brain more than fits the criteria... and it was also completely ignored.
Seeped in nostalgia for who, though? Your grandparents or great-grandparents? The Artist rocked. A Better Life is what needs to get more recognition, but I do think the front runners for the Best Acting Award will be between Jean Dujardin and Demian Bichir.
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