Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Nebby, Mar 20, 2006.
Best film oscar winner?
Somebody please explain how!
They bribed someone?
Well the film rocks so i agree with the decision.
So do I. One of the best films I have seen in a long time.
Here here, awesome film.
i thought it would win as soon as i saw it, based not only on myself thinking it was an excellent movie, but based on my opinions of what i thought the 7000 odd oscar voters would pick, which is perhaps mainly based on previous winning movies
last year i correctly guessed all of the main categories in the oscars, this year only half of them, but i thought last year was a very poor year for movies. paul haggis did win best original screenplay last year for million dollar baby which also picked up a few other awards, so it was a bit of a no brainer to guess crash would win compared to brokeback and capote. as much as i like phillip seymore hoffman, i didn't like his acting in capote, even if the real truman capote spoke in that stupid voice all the time
I must admit that I haven't seen any of the others that were up for Best Film (Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Munich and Good Night and Good Luck).
Frankly, if Crash is the best of the bunch, I guess I didn't miss much.
I thought the dialogue was (mostly) completely unbelievable, and the whole way the film played out was entirely predictable. SPOILER: Gee, I wonder who the dead kid was gonna be once it was introduced that the detective had a dodgy brother?
The casting of Sandra Bullock and Brendan Fraser were odd choices. Whenever BF was on screen, I just couldn't get George of the Jungle out of my head - he looked very uncomfortable.
Excellent fim I thought..really badly masterd DVD tho..combing effects on oppo DVD player was terrible.
that serves you right for watching george of the jungle!
btw, munich was a very close 2nd, but was robbed as the oscars. munich was possibly the best film of last year, great acting, direction, and cinematography. it's long, and takes about 45 mins to get going, but it's well worth it if you like good thrillers
you can live the rest of your life quite happilly without seeing brokeback, capote or goodnight tho. in fact i wouldn't waste your time seeing them, especially not if george of the jungle is your king of thing
Very original and a good story. If you liked Crash you should see 11:14 an other brilliant movie.
11:14 is also worth a watch, it took a few minutes to get into it, and at first i thought it wasn't going to be much good, but i was glad i sticked with it. its only about 90 mins long
both movies are about car crashes and interlinked lives/stories, but the connection ends there. and another decent movie with patrick swayze in it (but of course nothing will beat roadhouse - when is that special edition 2dvd set coming out mgm? )
I am glad you liked 11:14, I have been banging on about this movie since last year. The movie is very underated and no one seems to of heard of it. I stumbled across it by total accident and glad I did. One of the best movies I saw last year.
You saw the rotten apple. Crash isnt half as deep and profound as everyone thinks it is nor as it wants to be. Whats sickening is how transparent the lengths Haggis went to make it deep and profound.
As far as the Oscar decision goes, they basically did a 'Chicago' noone will care about this film in ten years time and hopefully not in a year either. The others will be remembered.
Seth are you going to review 11:14 any time soon? Love to know what you think of it.
Was reviewed already (way back in November last year)
5/10 your having a turklish mate. Its an easy 8+/10
Cheers for replying so quick, off to have a good read now.
Crash was a fantastic film, i really enjoyed it, well worthy of an Oscar
Watched this last night and I thought it was a great film.
Well acted, well scripted and even if slightly contrived I thought it worked well.
I think its as deep as you want it to be, and I think you can try to read too much into things. I just enjoyed each and every story in there.
I thought it was going to be like Magnolia which I didn't like at all, except for the Tom Cruise part.
Worthy of an oscar in my view.
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