......and somebody here would rather watch paint dry
Parasite deserved the award, it was my best film of the year. I haven't seen 1917 but from what I have read it's an amazing technical achievement and a decent film but not much else. My other best film of the year was Joker and "maybe" voters did not want to give that film the award. Considering how under represented people of colour were, this was a smart move as it shifts the conversation.At long last an international film wins best picture.
I HAVE seen 1917 (and Parasite, Joker) and you are correct about your assumption there.Parasite deserved the award, it was my best film of the year. I haven't seen 1917 but from what I have read it's an amazing technical achievement and a decent film but not much else. My other best film of the year was Joker and "maybe" voters did not want to give that film the award. Considering how under represented people of colour were, this was a smart move as it shifts the conversation.
Anyway bottom line is that either film would have been a deserving winner but probably the better film won the award.
You didn't like the film? Wow!I’ll probably get attacked by the fanboys but i didn’t like Parasite either.
It may be original in some parts but for me it didn’t do anything.
His other films didn’t do it for me either so i wasn’t expecting much to begin with, for me it was only slightly better than his other films.
It may well do as the steelbook edition currently states it includes the Theatrical Cut and Black & White Cut (2 discs). The regular edition doesn't yet and only states 1 disc but it's early days for confirmation seeing as it's not out until June here so we'll see.What a right royal bloody shafting we're getting over here with this film.
Hopefully it might get bumped forward.
Also looks like there's a black and white cinema release coming soon for this. But just how many places will show it I wonder. Hopefully it might make it onto a blu-ray.
It's getting a 4K release in France (probably French subtitles only though), so we may get an English friendly version from somewhere down the line. Winning best picture and best director Oscars probably doesn't hurt its chancesI wonder if this is gonna get a 4K HDR release. I’ve noticed a lot of international movies never seem to get a 4K release.
I agree in principle, but it's natural to have a bias towards your own. Much like how 1917 cleaned up at the baftas. I have no doubt that the South Korean film industry has its own awards ceremonies that US films aren't often nominated in.I have not watched the Oscars for a few years now, I mostly feel let down by the nominations and the winners. I Have always felt the Oscars have ignored international cinema and films like Parasite I am glad a Korean film got finally recognized and deservedly so.
I have seen many foreign films that outshine what Hollywood have to offer in that particular year especially South Korean.
I hope this is not a one off and the Oscars are not being political by showing the world that they are not biased towards there own.
Does a HBO TV spin-off limited series created by the director count?Place your bets on how long it'll be before the Hollywood remake...