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    The Academy is degrading cinema for the sake of ratings. They know that, in this art form, a performance is to a great extent the result of how a camera captures it and which takes are included and how they are sequenced. But they don't give a crap. The people who shoot and edit the films are not "stars". They have a moment of recognition and it's being taken away. Filthy lucre!

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    They were, maybe, but there was a backlash, and three days ago they announced they'd reversed the decision to announce those Oscars during commercial breaks. See https://movieweb.com/oscars-academy-...ounce-winners/
    The Motion Picture Academy officially reversed their plans to have four Oscars given out during commercial breaks late Friday. The categories in question were for Cinematography, Editing, Make-Up & Hairstyling, and Live Action Short. The first three categories brought out the heavyweights, such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro and many others, who declared that while all other categories were expendable, no one has ever made a movie without a camera or editing. The Hair and Make-Up crowd aired their grievances too. No one really stood up for the Live Action short, but that may only be because that category has come under much backlash itself, with Detainment, a short about the murder of a 2 year old boy, causing much controversy as the parents of the dead child demanded it be removed from the race. It wasn't.
    - B. ALAN ORANGE— February 16th, 2019in TV NEWS. ["MovieWeb"]
    I'll put this elsewhere on Filmleaf with the awards and Oscar nominee topics.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 02-19-2019 at 09:15 AM.

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    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN takes home the DGA for directing. He's in SO many categories for this film - producing, directing, writing, photog... what didn't he do?
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    As I said, you could put such comments on the 2018 Oscars and awards thread
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    Then people would see it and it'll be in a thread dedicated to the topic.

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    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now
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    Great. Not giving up this thread though.

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    Two additions to my canon of great films:

    THE 3 PENNY OPERA (1931/Germany)

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    THE BIG SICK (2017/USA)

    Best film of 2019 by far is SUNSET (Hungary)

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    I saw the stage version of Threepenny Opera a long time ago. I hope you saw my review of The Big Sick. That New Yorker article provides good background.

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    I'd love to attend a stage version of "3 penny".
    The version I watched in college was much shorter than the more complete, good-looking version available today. Cast and crew are top notch;
    the camera movement in this film stands out from contemporaneous productions and the mise-en-scene up to German Expressionism's highest standards. Your review is great and the NYer article informative.
    I'm reading Benedetto's Zama and learning a lot about adaptation from Lucrecia Martel.
    I'm teaching a course titled "Screenwriting for Cinema & TV" in the Fall. Excited.

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    Thanks, Oscar. From what I read, reading Zama is quite a project (though it has been much read). You read Spanish. If I did, I might tackle it. I have a big poster of the film enshrined in my garage, where I have several others including Bamako and the Dardennes' The Son. In the big Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, it was impressive. I see the restored original Threepenny Opera is at the moment on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUgkrlL8GkE
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 07-18-2019 at 10:43 PM.

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    Mack the knife...
    Last edited by cinemabon; Yesterday at 09:53 PM.
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    Ah ha! You're there.

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