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79th Academy Awards [Feb. 26th, 2007|12:30 am]
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[Special Music |"Hooray for Hollywood!"]



I'm amazed.

Ellen DeGeneres did a great job hosting the show. The idea's not to show-steal, and it's not to be faceless. Ellen got it right in that perfect middle.

Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé Knowles and Anika Noni Rose blew the house down with their song performances from Dreamgirls. The ladies' voices were fantastic. Hudson won an Oscar. I happened to catch a little of her Barbara Walters interview. She impressed the heck out of me for singing for Barbara on demand . . . was a solid voice on that interview, in the Academy production . . . she's pretty talented. I like Hudson.

Coppola, Spielberg, and Lucas came out to present Best Director. They talked about what it feels like to win, and Lucas piped in, "but I never won . . . "

To which, they continued, and Lucas piped in, "it's better to give than to receive."

To which, the duo retorted, in unison, "uh, no it isn't."

And then!

Martin Scorsese finally won an award for Best Director, for The Departed.

I also said to my Heidi, during the presentation of Best Actor . . .

"You know, it would be really cool if Forest Whitaker won the award."

To which, Heidi said . . .

"He ain't gonna win it."

To which, it turned out very cool. Forest delivered a fantastic speech, too. He apparently was just an average young boy from no special background, watching movies from the backseat of his parents' car at the drive-in, holding no real aspirations to act. When he first started to act, his aspiration was to connect with as many people as possible. Summing his experience, he stated that it was possible for anyone to achieve. He is a very solid human being.

Also, I peeped this extended version of the Wes Anderson AmEx ad, and it ruled.






Oh . . . and hi!


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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2007-02-26 05:37 am (UTC)
Love that fucking Wes Anderson ad, lol.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 05:42 am (UTC)
That really was Wes Anderson, in a nutshell. The vibe in his films . . . captured perfectly.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2007-02-26 05:44 am (UTC)
I first saw that in a theatre in New Jersey (of all places) and I literally clapped at the end. I think it was when I saw "The Aviator" with my uncle and dad.

Which is weird, because a few years earlier, I was watching "The Royal Tenenbaums" in that same theatre.

Weird.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 05:57 am (UTC)
Wes films, I love.

There's a lot of detail in them, and much of it is rather peculiar. That's the whole big handgun with a bayonet thing . . . who puts a bayonet on a revolver? Wes Anderson, that's who.
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[User Picture]From: iloveillusions
2007-02-26 06:08 am (UTC)
A few thoughts...
1) fuck yes for Martin getting his oscar.
2) Great movie about a few guys from Boston.
3) Babel got hosed.
4) Pan's Labrynth fucking rocks!
can you guess what his other movies are?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 06:28 am (UTC)
del Toro?
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[User Picture]From: iloveillusions
2007-02-26 06:32 am (UTC)
yup...nice to see you guys let Big Ben in the Palace.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 06:39 am (UTC)
I didn't see Pan's, and I'm not all too familiar with del Toro because I haven't watched a whole lot of films from last year. I just didn't have the money.

Ben Wallace, Sven Wallace.
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2007-02-26 10:21 am (UTC)
Forrest Whittaker also directed Waiting to Exhale... To me, he'll always be the dead soldier from The Crying Game, but still a superb actor.

I like the irony in Marty getting his oscar for a film about Boston, not New York.... it'd have been like Nicholas Cage winning a Oscar for a film about Reno, not Vegas.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 10:28 am (UTC)
What was really odd about the Best Film introduction . . . the announcer quoted the audience from Scorsese, about The Departed . . . if I remember correctly, the announcer quoted Scorsese, about the film, as saying that The Departed was the first of his films with a plot.

That was an O RLY? point for me.

If it was meant to be a dry joke, there was a lil' too much dry.
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2007-02-26 10:35 am (UTC)
I liked the departed, but Infernal Affairs (the original HK film, aka Mou gaan dou) is a better film. Probably because I saw it first, but also because I liked the cinenamatography.

Still The Departed is probably the best film I saw in 2006... Mark Wahlberg should have had an Oscar for his role. It proved to me that Matt Damon can only play one character, and will not be an all time star actor, whereas Leonardo DiCaprio was fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 11:01 am (UTC)
Best Matt Damon-related thing in the last 3 or so years . . . Team America.

"MATT DAMON!"
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[User Picture]From: iloveillusions
2007-02-26 02:43 pm (UTC)
Forest Witikers speach was one of the best I've ever heard.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 09:05 pm (UTC)
The thing is that I didn't see most of those films, but based on Forest's words, I somehow think the Academy picked the right man to give the honor.
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[User Picture]From: micromegas
2007-02-26 07:50 pm (UTC)
wes anderson's commercial really is awesome.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-02-26 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wes Anderson's films are also really awesome, by my experience.
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From: geekybooksprite
2007-04-19 09:14 pm (UTC)
Totally off topic...

When did you get back in Michigan?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-19 09:23 pm (UTC)
2005!
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From: geekybooksprite
2007-04-19 09:29 pm (UTC)
Seriously? That much time has passed? It seems like yesterday when you were in L.A.

We're trying to get a film (watching, discussing, and who knows what else...) group together. Interested?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-19 10:13 pm (UTC)
This weekend I'm busy, but maybe sometime!
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From: geekybooksprite
2007-04-20 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, I did not mean this weekend. I was wondering if you would want to start up a group interested in film.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-20 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm always around online . . . which actually, to me, as all of us get older, is a much easier place to discuss.

I've got a copy of Rififfi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/) sitting still near a dvd player, but with NBA kicking into playoffs, my attention's there as long as it's not Cleveland in the Finals.
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