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January  31

Oh the Glitz, Oh the Glamor, Oh the Oscars

And the nominees are:

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Capote
  • Crash
  • Goodnight, and Good Luck
  • Munich

Ready. Set. Chat.

January 31, 2006 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


What? "Walk the Line" didn't make the list? Shucks.

There are a few on the list I have yet to see so it's too early to offer an opinion.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 9:08:00 AM

What? "Walk the Line" didn't make the list? Shucks.

There are a few on the list I have yet to see so it's too early to offer an opinion.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 9:09:17 AM

Crash was one of the worst movies of the year and definitely one of the most overrated movies made in the past few years.

Posted by: yay | Jan 31, 2006 9:20:13 AM

""Walk the Line" didn't make the list?"

Not for Best Picture, but it did get nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Reese Witherspoon was nominated for Best Leading Actress in that film.

I am happy to see "Batman Begins" nominated for Best Cinematography ... great film ...

Any comments here on Best Documentary nominations: Darwin's Nightmare, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, March of the Penguins, Murderball, and Street Fight?

Posted by: Jim | Jan 31, 2006 9:20:25 AM

Much disappointed to learn that "The New World" (in either cut) wasn't nominated. Truly a movie that sort of washes over you, is contemplative, stresses its historical subjectivity and is beautifully done. When I saw it, I knew right away Terence Malick didn't care one whit in his heart about commercial success, and I loved him for it.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 9:21:27 AM

The list of five left-of-center films ought to make Iceman foam at the mouth. Ha Ha.

Posted by: icelover | Jan 31, 2006 9:49:42 AM

"The New World" is also on my list of must sees...thanks for the reminder, Cathar.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 9:52:35 AM

They're all good or great selections. I saw them all and the only one I was even a little disappointed by was Munich. One assasination after another became a bit tedious...after the 2cnd or 3rd revenge killing, I got it already.

Posted by: todd | Jan 31, 2006 9:58:11 AM

Why does anyone, not connected to a nominated movie, even care about the oscars? It is laughable really. I know Hollywood is laughing behind your backs.

Posted by: Richard | Jan 31, 2006 10:24:19 AM

I really enjoyed Capote but the sound -- at the Clairidge -- was really poor. Philip Seymour Hoffman mumbled alot, keeping in character, I think, and it was really hard to hear. At least 6 people got up at various points to beg the manager to turn the sound up.

Posted by: talliewoo | Jan 31, 2006 10:44:53 AM

I've been trying to go to a movie for months now, without success.

Posted by: walleroo | Jan 31, 2006 10:47:24 AM

Terence Malick has made only four films, all of them brilliant, in over thirty years. Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and The New World. This tells me that he could care less about the Oscars. Still, as someone who has followed his career, and loved his work, it would be nice to see him get the recognition that he deserves.

Posted by: Ken | Jan 31, 2006 10:53:22 AM

What?? No King Kong? No Walk The Line?

Posted by: Katie | Jan 31, 2006 11:06:51 AM

My favorite is "Good night and good luck"...clooney and straitharn(sp) were compelling and Straitharn became murrow. clooney makes films that make you think when you leave the theatre.

Posted by: The Iceman (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 11:23:10 AM

My similar experiences at the Claridge, Talleiwoo, seem to indicate that the theater very much needs to repair its sound system. Sometimes it's the only place to see movies, but that doesn't mean it's a good place to see them. If the same movie's running at Clifton Commons, you learn quickly there that not everybody onscreen is mumbling over a buzz.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 11:25:53 AM

I wish I could quit you guys.

Posted by: Ennis | Jan 31, 2006 11:26:57 AM

Brokeback broke my heart.

Posted by: Anita | Jan 31, 2006 11:31:59 AM

Do you mean,

"Hey you guys, I wish I could quit (this Baristanet addiction)"?


"I wish I could quit you guys (but sadly you're the loves of my life and I couldn't live without you)" ?

Posted by: walleroo | Jan 31, 2006 11:32:46 AM

i can meet you for a private screening of "brokeback mountain" and i'll wear why spurs....grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by: The Iceman (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 11:42:14 AM

You know, Ken, that Terence Malick has only made those 4 movies, besides indicating a certain artistic purity, also tells me he has family money to fall back on.

In line with which, I came across via the "Hollywood Elsewhere" website a story from a Bartlesville, OK daily about a showing of "The New World" Malick had arranged in Bartlesville. Because, as it turns out, his father had been a petroleum industry exec in that area. Malick still didn't give a real interview, according to the story, but he actually praised the area he'd grown up in and warmly greeted his Sooner neighbors and family members.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 12:10:04 PM

I loved Crash - great cast and really challenging material. Nothing cliche about it. I'm still working on seeing other movies (I hear you,Walleroo!)

Posted by: agath | Jan 31, 2006 12:45:55 PM

Cathar, it's not just that he's only made four films, it's that the films have been truly uncompromising visions, and far from Hollywood mainstream products, while still remaining accessible to the audience. In addition to beautiful cinematography, the thing that really distinguishes his films for me is the use of the interior monologue by one of the characters. He's used that in every film.

Posted by: Ken | Jan 31, 2006 12:57:48 PM

I'm not at all in disagreement, Ken. It's just that it's easier to maintain uncompromising visions if one has, as it seems Malick has, a convenient family fortune to fall back on durin those years away from Hollywood. I think he also showed great class by arranging for a special showing of his new movie in the town where he grew up.

A PS, however: one of Malick's movies, "The Thin Red Line," is, oddly, actually a sort of remake. Albeit a very, very, VERY different film than the original. Perhaps the James Jones estate anticipated exactly that by granting movie rights a 2nd time.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Jan 31, 2006 1:11:14 PM

So first I see that I have competition for the Iceman's love now and then there's another katie posting, but she does it with a K not a k. My boyfriend said I should post this here:
I entered the art in my apartment in a contest at apartmenttherapy.com, and if you guys went there and voted me as "awesome" that would be great. I mean, it says I'm from Montclair, NJ in the submission, so it's baristanet related. HERE'S THE LINK!

Posted by: katie | Jan 31, 2006 1:51:44 PM

and Katie, King Kong was terrible. The story was so bad my dad said he hated the movie (and he likes all big budget films like that). Although Kong vs. T-rexes (t-rexs?) was a most awesome time.

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