Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comment Party in Aisle 3

What we're (still) talking about in case you haven't been paying attention. Comments are like blog oxygen. They're like applause for desperate performers. Don't sit on your hands. Type! Consider this a whip cracked. You know you like that.

Andrew answers a question we asked back in the Oscar's Favorite Foreign Film Directors article: why wasn't Akira Kurosawa's Ran nominated for Best Foreign Film in 1985?

Manuel wonders why no one is remembering Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) and Danielle thinks I'm underestimating Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) in the Lead/Supporting Actress thread. Do you?

Dana Andrews has nightmares in The Best Years of Our Lives.
But boy is that movie a dream.

Classic Film Boy has astute thing to say about Best Picture winner The Best Years of Our Lives "When the realism of war began showing up in films like Platoon or Saving Private Ryan, it gave me new respect for what Best Years did with the Dana Andrews character..." That comment thread was so interesting and we genuinely appreciate your feedback on those convos. They go from three-way movie to cinematic orgy once you join in.

Guy is not a fan of the French Oscar submission Of Gods and Men and neither is Dave, who is reporting from the London Film Festival.

Numerous commenters took me to task for a mistake in the David Fincher Acting Hierarchy. I stand corrected. The screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker did not play the infamous "Sloth" in Se7en. He's just one of the other dead bodies, the poor sap. David the Movie Geek also let me know I forgot Zach Grenier (pictured left from Fight Club) who is also in Zodiac. Oops. Sorry Zach. I shall add you when I get a free moment.

Tangent! "Zachary" is my favorite male name. I am jealous of all of you who have it. Don't you love your name?

Anonymous (leave your names, people) agreed that Kristin Scott Thomas is excellent in Nowhere Boy and scorchinghot in Leaving (Partir). But do you think she should've won that Burn After Reading role?

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