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paul wiener <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 24 Mar 1999 09:33:24 -0500
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Why is this interesting? It was a beautifully-made movie, just not a good one.

At 07:16 PM 3/23/99 +0100, Adrian wrote:
>Another interesting thing is that Truman Show received no prizes. On the
>other hand it wasn't any hit in the box-office...
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>Sent: den 19 mars 1999 15:58
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>Subject: Re: Oscar nominees
>Scott, I would be the first to second your opinion of "Shakespeare in Love"
>as overrated. I nearly walked out of it several times (anyone care to write
>about the joys of walking out on movies - 5, 30 or 70 minutes into it?) ;
>not until the last 20 minutes did I like it, though the acting was
>terrific. Just another feel good movie. "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are
>Dead" was far far superior in every respect. "Thin Red Line" is a much more
>interesting film than "Ryan" but doesn't hold together well or make you
>feel good, except for cinematography. "Ryan" would be nothing without Hanks
>and the first bloody 25 minutes. I don't even like to choose anymore among
>Oscar nominess. They're almost always all hyped crapola. At least "Life Is
>Beautiful" was original.
>By the way, where's the discussion of the Kazan Oscar honors? It seems once
>you turn 70 no one is allowed to criticize you anymore? Kazan could do a
>lifetime of good by saying something important about his decision at the
>Oscars. My money says he won't. He's already been professionally honored
>enough, so don't believe ANYTHING anyone says: this honor is purely
>Paul B. Wiener
>Special Services Librarian
>SUNY at Stony Brook
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