Well, that was something.
Also you have to give credit to the La La Land producers for handling it as well as they did.
Interesting lineup, I'll sleep on it. And this whole night in general.What a weird evening. At least it was a happy one.
That's true, they acted really classy. Shame 'cause that must have been very humiliating for them.1.Gabin2.Fonda3.Robinson4.Donat5.Colman
Damn, this is a tough one. I'd have preferred 1936, but whatever.1. Gabin2. Colman3. Donat4. Robinson5. FondaLouis: Apparently, Hackman was supposed to play Hirsch's role in Ordinary People. Would you have chosen him over Hirsch?
1. Gabin2. Colman3. Robinson4. Donat5. FondaI was laughing when Warren Beatty was on screen. But when they said Moonlight won, i was like.....I was cussing at my TV the whole time Moonlight's producers were giving their speech.
Robert: If you need help to stop laughing, just think of Hacksaw's editing win. :)
Wow, what a shock! It was not Beatty's fault though, they gave them the wrong envelope (that's why he was hesitating to read it). The La La Land's producers took it so well.
I loved the guy who just went "We lost, by the way. But uh, you know." As opposed to "Aw, FUCK! Are you *kidding* me?"
Denzel Washington looked pretty angry that he lost to Casey.
I was in school and looked at the results, and aside from the Suicide Squad win, I'd say a brilliant bunch of winners.Picture: La La Land was my 4th favorite film of the year, and Moonlight was my 6th. I can't complain at all about the latter winning, it's extremely deserved.Actor: Affleck deserved this, and I'm glad those unproven allegations didn't hurt him. The only stupid thing is that on every Youtube video I see about his win, I see a bunch of trolls making this a racial thing. Actress: My win for the year winning, couldn't be happier :)Supporting Actor and Actress: Both so damn deserved.As for the BP fiasco, it isn't either presenter's fault.
The reaction to Casey Affleck winning is pretty bad on twitter, also some of the reactions to Affleck winning like Denzel, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander are very poor indeed.Denzel Washingtons reaction was pretty bad when Casey thanked him.
Well, considering his allegations it's pretty understandable.
Considering Affleck more than likely did it (I read those reports, and they are DETAILED), I don't blame the icy reception to it, no matter how well-deserved his win was.
1. Gabin2. Colman3. Donat4. Robinson5. Fonda
1. Gabin2. Donat 3. Colman4. Robinson5. Fonda
Louis: The top ten film and TV show scenes (two separate lists) that made you come close to crying or made you emotional. Also: 1. Gabin 2. Colman 3. Donat 4. Robinson 5. Fonda
Anonymous:Yes since I'm sure Hackman would have been great, and has never had a problem taking or shining in smaller roles. Hirsch was fine though so that wasn't a terrible switch.Tahmeed:1. "Not Both of Us Not All Of US" - Gettysburg2. "They'll Vote with Potter Otherwise" - It's a Wonderful Life3. The Assassination - The Assassination of Jesse James4. The Vote - The Ox-Bow Incident5. "I Like Me" - Plane Trains and Automobiles6. "a boy who couldn't run as fast as I could" - Angels with Dirty Faces7. "Gondola No Uta" - Ikiru8. Three Bullets - The Deer Hunter9. "A Contender" - On the Waterfront10. Ending - High and LowTV:1. "You're the Smartest Guy I have ever met" - Breaking Bad2. "Someplace where a Warm Hand waits For Mine" - Batman TAS3. Ned's Execution - Game of Thrones4. Graveyard - Show Me a Hero5. "You're not the man you're pretending to be" - Game of Thrones6. Jane's Father arrives after the overdose - Breaking Bad7. King killed by a pig - Game of Thrones8. Summation - The Night of9. "in the end the world didn't need a Superman just a brave one" - Superman TAS10. Before Homer's Triple Bypass - The Simpsons
Interesting, I've always found the ending of High and Low strangely satisfying. I love the film (more than you, fight me Louis ;)) but for some reason I just find it so cathartic that Gondo has done the right thing and achieved something despite the setbacks. Of course it's also underlined with a certain tragedy. Man, I'm gonna watch it sometime soon again.
Also,1. Gabin 2. Donat 3. Colman 4. Robinson 5. Fonda
Calvin:Oh yeah!!! I love it more. Seriously though it's one of those perfect endings for me because it is satisfying from Gondo's side. Then there is the villain who we have hated the whole film, yet it is still heartbreaking to see him breakdown knowing he's about to be executed as he struggles to explain his motivation. It is major reason I love Yamazaki's performance so much
You've essentially explained why I've bumped Yamazaki into my top 20 of all-time. He's an entirely despicable villain yet somewhat emphatic still.
Also, did anyone else feel a bit bad for Denzel last night? I felt like he was trying his best to be a good sport, but you can tell Fences meant so much to him.
Calvin: Yeah, he was pretty beaten up by it.
Denzel was really polite to the fans that came, I also think if anybody saw in the background, Viggo Mortensen giving a hug to one of the fans was pretty endearing as well.
Viggo and Henry (his son) were goals.
Louis: Your top 10 Clark Gable, Eli Wallach and Robert Ryan acting moments.
Louis: Which are your favourite It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia episodes?
Louis: Was the La La Land/Moonlight mix-up the biggest blunder you've seen in an award show.
Damn, I wanted La La Land to win. It's one of the only few musicals that I liked.
I'm just glad that it got 6 deserved awards. (Although Audition was better than City of Stars)
Louis, how would you rank the acting performances in Breaking bad?
Anonymous:Gable:1. Parting of ways - Gone with the Wind2. Gangster speak - It Happened One Night3. "Frankly My Dead" - Gone with the Wind4. Proper thumb waving - It Happened One Night5. The Parlor - Gone With the Wind6. The Wall of Jericho - It Happened One Night7. Jail cell - Gone Wit the Wind8. After the Earthquake - San Francisco9. Recapturing the Horses - The Misfits10. The Club - Teacher's PetWallach:1. Tuco Meets his Brother - TGTBU2. Graveyard - TGTBU3. "Those who come through the window" - TGTBU4. "If you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk" - TGTBU5. Gunshop - TGTBU6. Story of a Soldier - TGTBU7. Final Duel - TGTBU8. Blondie takes Tuco in - TGTBU9. "Why?" - The Magnificent Seven10. Adios - The Magnificent SevenRyan: 1. Larry's Final Speech - The Iceman Cometh2. Trying to Comfort Claggart - Billy Budd3. Larry's First Speech - The Iceman Cometh4. Turning them against each other - The Naked Spur5. Claggart accuses Billy - Billy Budd6. Confrontation with Don - The Iceman Cometh7. Ben makes his move - The Naked Spur8. Finale - The Wild Bunch9. Flogging - Billy Budd10. Argument with Hickey - The Iceman ComethAlex:The D.E.N.N.I.S systemThe Nightman ComethThe Gang Solves the Gas CrisisThe Gang Tries Desperately to Win An AwardGun FeverCharlie WorkThe Gan Reignites the rivalryWho Got Dee Pregnant?Gun Fever Still Too HotMac & Dennis move to the suburbsLuke:It has to be, certainly far bigger than the first Oscars I watched when Frank Capra ran up stage thinking he had won for Lady For a Day, when in fact Frank Lloyd had won instead, since Will Rogers presenting only said "Come up and get it, Frank".
Varun:1. Bryan Cranston2. Aaron Paul3. Giancarlo Esposito4. Jonathan Banks5. Bob Odenkirk6. Dean Norris7. Anna Gunn8. Mark Margolis9. Jesse Plemons10. John de Lancie11. Matt L. Jones12. Charles Baker13. David Costabile14. Raymond Cruz15. Betsy Brandt16. Steven Michael Quezada17. Lavell Crawford18. Bill Burr19. Jim Beaver20. Robert Forster21. Michael Bowen22. RJ Mitte23. Christopher Cousins24. Steven Bauer25. Krysten Ritter26. Laura Fraser27. Jeremiah Bitsui28. Emily Rios
I really liked the ceremony this year, look forward to the next.1. Gabin2. Donat 3. Colman4. Robinson5. Fonda
Louis, top 10 aaron paul acting moments and top 10 Bryan cranston acting moments.
Louis: And also, your updated top 10 Ryan Gosling acting moments.
Louis: Your thoughts on the art direction of Blade Runner and To Kill A Mockingbird.
Louis can get one more 2016 top five, best villains?
Varun:From Breaking bad unless otherwise noted. Cranston:1. Crawl Space Laugh2. "His Name is Hank"3. "I did it for me"4. Watching Jane die5. Ending of Granite State6. "Say My Name"7. "Run"8. After the fight with Jesse9. Robot Gun10. Sadist with newer magazines - SeinfeldPaul:1. Problem Dog2. Killing Gale3. "What now?"4. Confronting Saul5. Finding Jane6. Peekaboo7. "Wire"8. After the shootout9. Drug Bust gone right10. Asking for a recheck - Eye in the SkyCharles:1. The Elevator - Drive2. Taking the Bullet - Drive3. Real Human Being - Drive4. Showdown with Bernie - Drive5. Dinner - La La Land6. Hotel Room - Drive7. Calling Nino - Drive8. What a waste of a Lovely Night - La La Land9. Dean leaves - Blue Valentine10. 80's tribute Band - La La LandAnonymous:Blade Runner's art direction is one of the most influential in the last 40 years, and there is a reason for it. It is truly incredible and unique in its neon-noir (no typo there) style. As is usually important it is incredible lived in work, but there is a richness to this in establishing even a history in the world. It grants a certain urban rot, but also still has a definite urban beauty as well. It establishes a future world that is definitely new, yet grounded all the same. Furthermore I love the interior work in how varied it is. It shows functional areas like the freezer, building from past with Sebastian's workshop, but still grandeur where it fits such in the extravagant office of Tyrell. To Kill a Mockingbird's art direction is effectively low key. In that much of it is realizing its period which it does well, but there's more. There's a possible nostalgia in so much of it, but with these touches of darkness such as Robinson's jail cell or Boo Radley's house. Has just the right small touches of style for the story, but it mostly very good in being a straight forward representation. Anonymous:1. Inoue and the Interpreter - Silence2. Sarah, Ruby and Gigi - The Neon Demon3. The Stranger - The Wailing4. Marvin the Dog - Paterson5. Darcy - Green Room
Louis: Thoughts on the cinematography and art direction of The Duellists.
Marvin the Dog LOL
Marvin the Dog just might be the best villain in cinema history.
Luke:The Duellists is an interesting example of a film that was in a way reactionary to, and obviously influenced by Barry Lyndon. In a rare case though this film is the stronger film, and thinking about it a bit more it actually contains my favorite single shot out of the two films after all, the shot of the defeated Feraud looking upon the horizon. The Duellists seeks to replicate a similair style as Lyndon in terms of cinematography and art direction. It doesn't feel like a ripoff though as it goes in its own direction by offering frankly more humanity to the visuals. After all The Duellists care more about the titular pair than Lyndon seems to care about its central character, and with that there is far more emotion even in the camerawork and art direction. There is much more of a kinetic energy in the movement representing the passion of the duels. Still there's more though as we get grandeur, but also intimacy of the period. We are granted the grit in their surroundings during their most painful duel early on, we are granted the bitterness of the cold in their strange truce caused by war. It's amazing work. By the way The Duellists is great, I don't think I say that enough. Calvin:After re-watching the film I have to say it has to have one of the best uses of a dog in any film. I especially love the scene where Marvin evilly watches Paterson from the distance as Paterson resets the Mail Box that Marvin purposefully bent.
Oh I certainly agree, about both Marvin and The Duellists.
Louis: If you do upgrade the leading men from The Duellists, are you more likely to do that when you cover 1977 again.
Louis: I love how Napoleonesque that final shot was.
Luke:That would be the most probable time.
Louis: I wouldn't mind a remake of The Duellists with Hardy and Schoenaerts and my choices to direct are Weir or Nolan.
Louis: Lastly, what were your 5 favourite moment of the Oscars last night. My favourite was Kevin O'Connell finally winning.
Luke:Hey I'd be all in for Weir doing anything these days. O'ConnellThe Salesman WinningMusical Numbers(I must give respect for not being terribly done for once)Playing off DamonThe Paxton mention before In Memoriam
Louis: What's your favorite type of animation? Traditional, stop-motion or CGI?
Louis: Can't wait for the Crowe-M&C:TFSOTW review. I hope we'll get it sometime this year.I'm also curious as to how you'll respond to The Way Back. I liked it more than I thought I would and Farrell's rather great I think.
Anonymous: It's definitely traditional, he hasn't seen that many stop-motion animation films, apart from Selick, Wallace & Gromit, Anomalisa and Kubo.
1. Jean Gabin2. Robert Donat3. Ronald Colman4. Edward G. Robinson5. Henry Fonda
Louis: See any 2017 movies yet?
Besides Wick 2, no. I'll be watching Logan this weekend though.
I highly recommend Get Out. The more I think about it, the more I like it.
1) Gabin2) Fonda3) Colman4) Robinson5) Donat
Louis, your top 10 Giancarlo Esposito acting moments from breaking bad
I seem to be in a minority in thinking Cranston is only fourth Best on Breaking Bad.
Robert: If by minority you mean only one person, probably.
What can I say? I though Banks, Paul, and Norris were all better.
Robert: I thought the whole main cast was fantastic. But my favorite goes to Paul.
http://actorvsactor.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/year-of-garfield.html?m=1My Andrew Garfield 2016 tribute.
Varun:1. Blood in the pool2. Salud3. "I don't think we're alike"4. Hectoring Hector5. Threatening Walter6. Look in the eye7. Clearing the air8. Seeing Gale9. Broken phone call10. "Do it"
1. Jean Gabin2. Robert Donat3. Ronald Colman4. Edward G. Robinson5. Henry FondaI really liked the Oscars this year, I am already excited for the 2017 calendar.
RatedRStar: Me too, I streamed the show later.The Academy better get Jimmy Kimmel to sign a contract to do the show every year, he was the best host I've seen in years. Any guy who could have handled that fiasco at the end with a straight face and with a bit of comedy as well is a keeper.
1. Jean Gabin2. Robert Donat3. Edward G. Robinson 4. Henry Fonda5. Ronald Colman
I would have joined in on the running commentary you had on the blog but I had work the next day so I cleverly went to bed at 8pm and woke up at 4am to watch them, fortunately I didnt hear about the controversy because the moment I woke up I went downstairs and got my breakfast, then sat down and watched the Oscars from the beginning without looking at social media at all.
RatedRStar: Your five favourite moments from the broadcast. I hope O'Connell winning was one of them.Lastly, could you add the leads from Andrei Rublev, Solaris (1972) and Stalker (1979) to your lists
Luke:1) The ending, haha that was great.2) fan interaction3) That opening from Justin Timberlake was great, loved that the crowd were into it, unlike when Kasabian performed at the Baftas and no one cared lol.4) I do really like the UK segments with Alex Zane and Sanjeev Baskhar I think they have good chemistry5) I laughed numerous times which is a good sign indeed.I had the Stalker lead in already, Solaris there is a chance although I wonder who I would take out, I am not sure about Andrei Rublev simply because of how stacked 1966 is, what with Per Oscarsson and Eddie Axberg being locks, its like who do I take out from David Warner, Donald Pleasance and Max Von Sydow, Rock Hudson might sneak in as well.
Luke: Mine are.1. The ending (It's grown on me a lot)2. Affleck for best actor3. Fan interaction4. Paxton mention/tribute5. Music/live performances
Then again I do have Hackman for 1966 for supporting in Hawaii so I guess I could take Von Sydow out maybe.
RatedRStar: I think out of sheer interest, Louis will review the lead from Andrei Rublev and I plan on requesting him next, just to make sure.
Yes Anistons tribute to Paxton was great =D.
Luke: Good idea =DI always would say to something request someone that might not get in =D.
1. Kevin O'Connell winning at last2. La La Land Wins/Nope, It's Moonlight3. Damon/Kimmel4. In Memoriam5. Kimmel as HostI skipped the musical performances, I'm afraid.I must admit, I don't think I've truly loved an In Memoriam segment from the Oscars since Yo Yo Ma in 2005. The BAFTAs tend to get it right every year.
Mean tweets: Oscars edition was great too.
1. The twist ending to the night2. Kimmel's bit about We Bought a Zoo3. Farhadi's letter4. Ali winning5. "How Far I'll Go" performance
Louis: Did you give Carl Weathers a 4.5 or 5 for Rocky? On his review it says 4.5 but on the overall it says 5.
Charles: he's definitely a 5 for Louis.
Charles: He's a 5. Louis just didn't change it on the review.
Louis: Would you consider Bondarchuk's War And Peace to be 1966 or 1967, because it says on wikipedia, that it was released in four separate parts between 66-67 yet it's seen as one sole film.
Luke:That's a tricky one but I feel I really should separate all the sections given the time between them. Something like Little Dorrit for example was just shown over consecutive days, this was several months for each. After all I separate The Human Condition which is viewed as singular film by some.
Louis: Thanks for Clarifying.
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