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Brian Mudd <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 24 Mar 1999 07:52:23 -0800
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Odd, isn't it?  I remember reading several articles early last summer that
"The Truman Show" was the only film -- at that time -- worthy of
"Best Film" nomination....that Carrey was a shoe-in for Best Actor
consideration.....and that the ONLY film "even on the horizon" for the
remainder of '98 was July's "Saving Private Ryan".

Funny how the Academy always seems to have a short memory, particularly
once the film distributor marketing machines kick in.

Brian Mudd

On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, 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...
> /Adrian
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> From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of paul wiener
> Sent: den 19 mars 1999 15:58
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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
> political.
> Paul B. Wiener
> Special Services Librarian
> SUNY at Stony Brook
> 516/632-7253
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