Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index Flipside Movie Emporium
Discussion Forums Locked & Archived for Browsing
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Oscar Predictions

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pesty_ramona
Grip


Joined: 03 Jun 2004
Posts: 13

PostPosted: 01.24.2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Oscar Predictions Reply with quote

Who do you think is going to get nominated? I think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Motorcycle Diaries are going to do well. What are your predictions?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Danny Baldwin
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 1354
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: 01.24.2005 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Oscar Predictions Reply with quote

pesty_ramona wrote:
Who do you think is going to get nominated? I think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Motorcycle Diaries are going to do well. What are your predictions?


Okay, so you're shilling for Focus Features, officially? I was wondering with that Girl Next Door comment, at first, but now we know for a fact. How about you respond and fight back and say that you're not a shill?
_________________
Danny Baldwin

View My Reviews
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Michael Scrutchin
Studio President


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 832
Location: Pearland, TX

PostPosted: 01.24.2005 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Focus is owned by Universal. Pesty_romona has also pimped several Universal titles recently (Land of the Dead, Van Helsing, Dawn of the Dead). Of course, she also pimped a couple of Wolfe titles awhile back, as well as a couple of Warner titles and a Fox title. But, yeah, it looks like she's doing Universal/Focus now. Should I delete her threads from here on out, or do you guys think they might be worthwhile discussion-starters?
_________________
Michael Scrutchin
Flipside Movie Emporium
www.flipsidearchive.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
beltmann
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 2341
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Should I delete her threads from here on out, or do you guys think they might be worthwhile discussion-starters?


But Pesty's our favorite transparent shill!



Although poking fun at her blatant commercials is one of my favorite pastimes, her posts are so rare that they aren't truly irritating. And sometimes decent--sometimes even real--discussions have followed. Unless you fear setting a bad precedent, I'd be worried only if her volume increases.



What I'd really like to know is how I can become a full-time shill. That's good work if you can find it.



Eric
_________________
"When I was in Barcelona they showed pornography on regular television. I'm assuming it's the same way in Mexico since they also speak Spanish." - IMDb user comment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
the night watchman
Studio Exec


Joined: 27 Jun 2003
Posts: 1373
Location: Dark, run-down shack by the graveyard.

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Eric said. Delete the ones that don't result and any real discussion. Otherwise, what's the harm? After all, a shill isn't going to make me go out and buy Van Helsing.
_________________
"If you're talking about censorship, and what things should be shown and what things shouldn't be shown, I've said that as an artist you have no social responsibility whatsoever."

-David Cronenberg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
the night watchman
Studio Exec


Joined: 27 Jun 2003
Posts: 1373
Location: Dark, run-down shack by the graveyard.

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:


What I'd really like to know is how I can become a full-time shill. That's good work if you can find it.




Yeah, seriously, pesty, where can I sign-up for part-time work? I wouldn't mind supplimenting my income.
_________________
"If you're talking about censorship, and what things should be shown and what things shouldn't be shown, I've said that as an artist you have no social responsibility whatsoever."

-David Cronenberg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Michael Scrutchin
Studio President


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 832
Location: Pearland, TX

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, pesty's not so bad, I agree.



Quote:


What I'd really like to know is how I can become a full-time shill.





From what I've heard, most of these message-board shills are usually unpaid/low-paid interns -- sometimes for the studios, sometimes for the advertising agencies working for the studios. And some of these shills are simply members of online shill squads trying to win free junk.



So what's the deal, pesty? Who are you shilling for and what's the compensation?



Quote:


Otherwise, what's the harm? After all, a shill isn't going to make me go out and buy Van Helsing.




So I'm the only one?
_________________
Michael Scrutchin
Flipside Movie Emporium
www.flipsidearchive.com


Last edited by Michael Scrutchin on 01.25.2005 12:35 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
mfritschel
Cinematographer


Joined: 27 Jun 2003
Posts: 143
Location: Port Washington, WI

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I as well bought Van Helsing simply because of Pesty Roma's recommendations, and now I will buy Motorcylce Diaries as well. Were would I be without Pesty
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Danny Baldwin
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 1354
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Focus is owned by Universal.


That's what I assumed when I actually stopped to think about it. Never knew that before now, though.
_________________
Danny Baldwin

View My Reviews
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Danny Baldwin
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 1354
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I think we all could be much more convincing shills.



Don't you think actually starting a real discussion would make more people go out and buy? Maybe we'd get promotions to...the e-mail room. (Yes, that was lame, but I just had to.)
_________________
Danny Baldwin

View My Reviews
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
beltmann
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 2341
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: 01.25.2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got me, Danny. I admit that I Very Happy -ed.
_________________
"When I was in Barcelona they showed pornography on regular television. I'm assuming it's the same way in Mexico since they also speak Spanish." - IMDb user comment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Fred C. Dobbs
Director


Joined: 11 Mar 2004
Posts: 201
Location: New York

PostPosted: 01.27.2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really disapointing. A lot of my faves didn't even get nods. Anyhow, my picks, if I was a member of the academy:



BEST PICTURE

RAY, I thought that Million Dollar Baby was more well-rounded than Ray and Sideways, but they are both higher on my favorites list. Ray, mostly for Foxx's preformance and the music. If we're going by my top 10 of 2004, Ray is the highest out of the films nominated. Still pissed Baadasssss! and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 didn't get any oscar nods. Oh well.



ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jamie Foxx - RAY



ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Morgan Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY



ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Hilary Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY



ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sophie Okonedo - HOTEL RWANDA



ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

THE INCREDIBLES, but it is still way overrated.



ART DIRECTION

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, Why wasn't The Life Aquatic nominated, though?



CINEMATOGRAPHY

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT



COSTUME DESIGN

THE AVIATOR, but perhaps I will end up giving it to Troy.



DIRECTING

THE AVIATOR, Just based on the fact Scorsese deserves an oscar for all the times he got screwed. I actually thought Million Dollar Baby was directed better.



DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

SUPER SIZE ME, Which is also really overrated. Where the hell is Fahrenheit 9/11?



DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

No clue.



FILM EDITING

COLLATERAL



FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Haven't seen any of these, but how the F*CK did Bad Education and The Motorcycle Diaries NOT get nominated? This is a damn crime.



MAKEUP

No clue.



MUSIC (SCORE)

No clue. And where is Jon Brion?



MUSIC (SONG)

"Al Otro Lado Del R?o" - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES



SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

No clue.



SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

No clue.



SOUND EDITING

SPIDER-MAN 2



SOUND MIXING

RAY



VISUAL EFFECTS

SPIDER-MAN 2



WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

SIDEWAYS



WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
_________________
"Pino, fuck you, fuck your fuckin' pizza, and fuck Frank Sinatra."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
beltmann
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 2341
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: 01.27.2005 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred C. Dobbs wrote:


SOUND EDITING

SPIDER-MAN 2



SOUND MIXING

RAY



I wouldn't know where to begin to assess these categories. I don't think I know nearly enough about the profession to be able to discern their achievements just by watching the story once, whether in the theater or on DVD.



Fahrenheit 9/11 wasn't eligible in the Documentary category. I think its chances in other categories largely hinged upon whether it had tangible social impact; W's re-election probably marginalized the film in the Academy's eyes. It's just as well in my book; even though I'm sympathetic towards Moore's agenda, I really think that film is shoddy work. A second viewing only intensified my skepticisms.



Eric
_________________
"When I was in Barcelona they showed pornography on regular television. I'm assuming it's the same way in Mexico since they also speak Spanish." - IMDb user comment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2007 phpBB Group