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wolkenfuehlen 02-09-2020 03:30 PM

The Lonely Hearts Club (OT Thread) #48 - Ready for spring!
 
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(please copy this OP when restarting the thread. thanks!)


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Originally Posted by s e r e n i t y (Post 99860655)
But on a fun note (or an equally difficult one, :lol:) tonight is Oscar night! Any hopes/predictions, guys? :)

I don't really have any thoughts about the Oscars this year? I know you loved Parasite so I'm rooting for that. I haven't seen any of the movies I think :look: I was gonna say "I just hope Lion King doesn't win for Best Animated because it was garbage" but I just saw it's not even nominated, so all is well :lol:

Wingster 02-12-2020 11:17 PM

I'm glad Parasite won. And swept in its categories.
That and this recap were the highlights for me:

wolkenfuehlen 02-13-2020 12:53 AM

Yeah :) I also really enjoyed that we didn't have a proper host again and just had random lesser-known people introduce segments and performances. :nod:

PhoenixRising 02-14-2020 05:22 PM

Thanks for the new thread, Anja! :hug:

I didn't watch the Oscars. :( I heard it was the lowest rated Oscar ceremony in history. They just haven't been that good since the 1990s and 2000s. And to be honest, all the Best Picture winners from the last ten years haven't been nearly as popular or memorable as the ones from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and the early 2000s.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! :group_hug:



ICoNicღ 02-16-2020 12:16 PM

Thanks for the new thread. :)

wolkenfuehlen 02-16-2020 12:41 PM

Welcome back, guys :group_hug: I hope you all had a good weekend!

I refuse to do anything for Valentine's Day because it's just a made up holiday to encourage consumerism :P Plus, I always think if you need a special day to be nice to your partner then... maybe you shouldn't date them in the first place :shrug:

PhoenixRising 02-16-2020 04:24 PM

Thanks, Anja! :hug:

Well, okay. :lol: It's only meant to be a special day for sweethearts. :D You just do a little something extra. ;) I know couples tend to do a little something extra on Halloween and Christmas as well. :eyebrows: :lol:

wolkenfuehlen 02-18-2020 11:15 AM

I've started watching Casa de Papel/Money Heist, has anyone seen that? :wiggle:

Alex, how's your visa going? :hug:

ICoNicღ 02-18-2020 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by wolkenfuehlen (Post 99931967)
I've started watching Casa de Papel/Money Heist, has anyone seen that? :wiggle:

Alex, how's your visa going? :hug:

Nope. I have all the time in the world and I can't even keep up with my own shows. :lol:

PhoenixRising 02-18-2020 03:53 PM

I've never seen that either, Anja. :lol:

It's going, Anja. :thud: I'm waiting to get the paperwork sent to me to fill out my background check because I don't have a printer and I can't download the damn thing. :facepalm: Do they not know that not everyone has a printer?

I hope you're doing well, Anja. :) :hug:

wolkenfuehlen 02-19-2020 11:40 AM

Aw, Jess, I've been there! :hug: Hang in there darling :kiss:

Alex, that's something at least! I hope it all goes smoothly once it gets to you!

PhoenixRising 02-20-2020 04:23 PM

Thanks, Anja. :) I hope so too.

Only four more weeks until Spring. :sun: :bunny:

wolkenfuehlen 02-20-2020 08:42 PM

Finally! I'm so sick of the cold and the grey weather :sigh:

s e r e n i t y 02-21-2020 02:01 AM

Hey guys :wave: I was shooting a short film so I got super caught up in all that, sorry for being MIA.

I didn't watch the Oscars but I'm very happy with the results tbh, last year was such a let down that this year made up for it. And while I do agree that these films don't feel like classics the way the films of the 90s did, I do think we need to give it some time to see what stays and becomes a classic :D I think Parasite has a lot of potential :D

I didn't do anything for Valentines Day either :lol: But I was on the film set with my boyfriend which was fun :lol:

PhoenixRising 02-21-2020 04:26 PM

Me too, Anja. :lol: January and February are my least favorite months.

Hi, Sheida! :wave: It's okay. :hug: Welcome back!

OMG, you and your boyfriend were on a movie set? :eek: Which one?

Well, I do know that Parasite's win is historic because usually foreign films win in the foreign film category but have never won Best Picture. I think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was the last one to come close to it, but lost to Gladiator.

True, I guess we'll see how the Best Picture winners of the last decade fare over time, but so far I think only The Hurt Locker has stood the test of time in terms of popularity. The King's Speech, The Artist, Argo, 12 Years A Slave, Birdman, Spotlight, Moonlight, The Shape of Water, and Green Book just don't seem to inspire a lot of nostalgia or repeat views. Will anyone want a 20th anniversary edition of those films? :shrug:

And it's not just the 90s. I can go back to when I was born and run the list of Best Picture winners, most of which have become classics. Now, I know some of these films are ones that a lot of people were upset about having won. :lol: Many people will say that Star Wars, Raging Bull, The Color Purple, Born on The Fourth of July, Goodfellas, Saving Private Ryan, Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Apocalypse Now, Brokeback Mountain, and There Will Be Blood probably deserved it more. There's also a lot of films like Jaws, The Exorcist, The Towering Inferno, Raiders of The Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Inception that were crowd pleasers that got nominated but didn't win.

Anyway, these are the Best Picture winners from 1970 to 2009:

Patton
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Sting
The Godfather Part II
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Annie Hall
The Deer Hunter
Kramer vs. Kramer
Ordinary People
Chariots of Fire
Gandhi
Terms of Endearment
Amadeus
Out of Africa
Platoon
The Last Emperor
Rain Man
Driving Miss Daisy
Dances With Wolves
The Silence of The Lambs
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
The English Patient
Titanic
Shakespeare In Love
American Beauty
Gladiator
A Beautiful Mind
Chicago
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King
Million Dollar Baby
Crash
The Departed
No Country For Old Men
Slumdog Millionaire
The Hurt Locker


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