No Jack Nicholson in The Shining? That's a surprise.1. Sutherland2. Nakadai3. Hopkins4. Hoskins5. ThompsonAnd just for fun, I'll also predict the overall ranking.1. Hutton2. De Niro3. Sutherland4. Nakadai5. HurtAlso Louis, what movie do you think should've won Best Picture: Ordinary People or Raging Bull?
The Elephant Man
This is tricky, um I reckon the only one who doesn't have a chance of winning is in fact Nakadai.1)Jack Thompson2)Donald Sutherland3)Anthony Hopkins4)Bob Hoskins5)Tatsuya Nakadai
Tricky one indeed:1. Donald Sutherland2. Jack Thompson3. Bob Hoskins4. Anthony Hopkins5. Tatsuya Nakadai
Also, very interesting choice for Best Picture for the year.
I think 1980 is a pretty strong year for film, and even for the Oscars, like I think they got a lot of the decisions right, the only one that is unfortunate I think is that Breaker Morant and Kagemusha recieved minimal nominations, and that The Elephant Man was the big loser of the night winning no Oscars which I think is surprising.
Please, please, please let Hoskins win this!!!
My guess:1. Thompson2. Sutherland3. Hoskins4. Hopkins5. Nakadai
1. Sutherland2. Hopkins3. Nakadai4. Hoskins5. Thompson
Sutherland was my favourite. That last scene of his was one of the best acted scenes ive ever seen
Hi!1. Donald Sutherland2. Anthony Hopkins3. Bob Hoskins4. Tatsuya Nakadai5. Jack Thompson
1) Tatsuya Nakadai2) Anthony Hopkins3) Donald Sutherland4) Jack Thompson5) Bob Hoskins
Hard to buy Hoskins only in his late 30's here.
1. Anthony Hopkins2. Donald Sutherland3. Tatsuya Nakadai4. Bob Hoskins5. Jack Thompson
What's everybody's pick for Best Picture for the year? It's always contentious of course. I know Louis said his choice was The Elephant Man. My personal choice is Ordinary People with Scorsese winning director.
my ranking for the best picture choices that year would have been1)The Elephant Man2)Ordinary People3)Raging Bull4)Coal Miners Daughter5)Tess (its a pretty dull movie with 2 dull leads in Kinski and Firth)
Ordinary People is mine. I'm not too big of a fan of Raging Bull outside of Pesci's performance. Haven't gotten around to seeing Elephant Man yet.
I think both Ordinary People and The Elephant Man have more depth than Raging Bull and more emotional weight. Scorsese deserved director thought but Raging Bull is not an easy film to sit through.
Glad to see I'm not at all alone in not preferring Raging Bull. I am a fan of Raging Bull, though Pesci's only a weak 5 for me, and De Niro, though a pretty strong 5, still loses handily to Hutton in lead. Raging Bull is incredibly well-made, but it doesn't really say anything. I spent the entire movie sitting there thinking, "This is really damn well-made and brilliantly directed, but what am I supposed to take away from this.
Its a shame Ordinary People's win is laughed at today its a far better best picture winner than something like Dances with Wolves, a film full of one dimensional characters and simplistic storytelling. OP is real, multi-layered, full of depth and amazing insight into the human behaviour. I agree it seems a bit dated but on an emotional level is holds up very well
Granted, I haven't seen The Shining or Altered States from this year either, and they both look like something up my alley.
I pick Raging Bull, mainly because I think Robert De Niro's performance is the best display of acting ever put on film. But that's just me.
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