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Old 02-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #151
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I won't argue with DDL or Phoenix, but I would have liked to see Denzel win, just because for the first time in his career he played someone other than Denzel Washington.


Hmmm. You could say he won his first Oscar by playing someone other than Denzel.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #152
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I won't argue with DDL or Phoenix, but I would have liked to see Denzel win, just because for the first time in his career he played someone other than Denzel Washington. Glad he got the nom anyway.

You have not seen Denzel in his prime, before he got lazy. His portrayal of Malcolm X is one of the best in film history IMO and he was robbed of the Oscar that year (they tried to make it up to him with Training Day). You can also check out 'Cry Freedom' where he plays South African activist Steve Biko. He was also great in Glory, playing a runaway slave who joins the Union army (pretty sure he won an Oscar for that one).
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #153
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You have not seen Denzel in his prime, before he got lazy. His portrayal of Malcolm X is one of the best in film history IMO and he was robbed of the Oscar that year (they tried to make it up to him with Training Day). You can also check out 'Cry Freedom' where he plays South African activist Steve Biko. He was also great in Glory, playing a runaway slave who joins the Union army (pretty sure he won an Oscar for that one).



I'm a film person and I know the history of film and how that year is viewed...but I'll never agree with it. I still love Scent Of A Woman till this day and it's as good a performance as you'll see.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #154
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I'm a film person and I know the history of film and how that year is viewed...but I'll never agree with it. I still love Scent Of A Woman till this day and it's as good a performance as you'll see.

Totally hate Pacino in that film, they should have waited for Donnie Brasco to give it him.

I do like the teenage Phillip Seymour Hoffman
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:28 AM   #155
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Totally hate Pacino in that film, they should have waited for Donnie Brasco to give it him.

I do like the teenage Phillip Seymour Hoffman
You shut your mouth. That's the epitome of how you play a completely hammy role. Seriously, watch that movie and try and think of anyone else that could play Frank Slade and not just get laughed at.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:35 AM   #156
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You shut your mouth. That's the epitome of how you play a completely hammy role. Seriously, watch that movie and try and think of anyone else that could play Frank Slade and not just get laughed at.

Who the **** is Frank Slade? Because I laughed at Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Why would I remember anyone's name in that movie.

Actually, I probably didn't laugh, I probably gritted my teeth.

The role is only hammy because Pacino played it that way and his director wasn't strong enough to stop him.

I got the visit the set of that movie and watch dailies. The guy who sold the Lamborghini's was terrible and kept blowing his lines and Pacino just told them to keep rolling and he just kept playing the scene with the guy over and over in one take until he got it right.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:53 AM   #157
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Who the **** is Frank Slade? Because I laughed at Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Why would I remember anyone's name in that movie.

Actually, I probably didn't laugh, I probably gritted my teeth.

The role is only hammy because Pacino played it that way and his director wasn't strong enough to stop him.

I got the visit the set of that movie and watch dailies. The guy who sold the Lamborghini's was terrible and kept blowing his lines and Pacino just told them to keep rolling and he just kept playing the scene with the guy over and over in one take until he got it right.

Why are you so argumentative?

You're fighting about a movie and don't know Pacino's character's name.

You don't know if the director wanted it done differently.

You don't know if the director couldn't handle his actors.

You don't seem to understand that stopping filming and resetting costs thousands more than to just keep rolling.

You're supposed to shoot a scene until someone gets it right.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:34 AM   #158
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 AM   #159
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Reporter: Tell me about the pieces your wearing.
Jennifer Lawrence: What do you mean? Like... this is the top and this is the bottom.

Seems like a cool chick.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:45 AM   #160
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Reporter: Tell me about the pieces your wearing.
Jennifer Lawrence: What do you mean? Like... this is the top and this is the bottom.

Seems like a cool chick.
This legit?

God she's so cute. So down to earth. I might have a legit crush.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:00 AM   #161
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This legit?

God she's so cute. So down to earth. I might have a legit crush.

Yep

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #162
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #163
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Still cant believe Leonardo DiCaprio never won an Oscar, he didnt even get nominated for his role in Django
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #164
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Why are you so argumentative?

Because I don't like manipulative, dishonest art. I think it cheapens real emotions. If that's what the director was actually going for, then I think it was a terrible choice.

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You don't seem to understand that stopping filming and resetting costs thousands more than to just keep rolling.

You're supposed to shoot a scene until someone gets it right.

No, I do understand that. That part has nothing to do with my review of the movie, just a little behind the scenes trivia. The car salesman comes off as super slick in the movie.

Another behind the scenes thing that was cool was the day I was there they were using a set that was a hotel room. To make it look like a real hotel room, they had these giant blow up photos of the actual buildings across the street from the real hotel. They were three stories high and were mounted so they had lights behind them. They had one for day and one for night. So when you were looking through the windows of the "hotel," it really looked like there were real buildings across the street.
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Because I don't like manipulative, dishonest art. I think it cheapens real emotions. If that's what the director was actually going for, then I think it was a terrible choice.



No, I do understand that. That part has nothing to do with my review of the movie, just a little behind the scenes trivia. The car salesman comes off as super slick in the movie.

Another behind the scenes thing that was cool was the day I was there they were using a set that was a hotel room. To make it look like a real hotel room, they had these giant blow up photos of the actual buildings across the street from the real hotel. They were three stories high and were mounted so they had lights behind them. They had one for day and one for night. So when you were looking through the windows of the "hotel," it really looked like there were real buildings across the street.
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