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or just any film which should've won best picture?
you mean the latter.
The Social Network losing out to The King's Speech for Best Picture will be known as one of the stupidest Oscars decisions in history.
It's nowhere near as bad as Forrest Gump beating Shawshank/Pulp Fiction, or Rocky beating Taxi Driver, or Ordinary People beating Raging Bull or A Beautiful Mind winning or Chicago or Braveheart...
Black Swan and True Grit were better than SN anyway.
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
Didn't see the others.
I enjoyed it but it's more of a pulp film with little in the way of depth or re-watch value to my mind. It doesn't say anything about life, rather it supplies a good little ride of scares and creepy moments combined with some beautiful filming.
Inception, much as I enjoyed it, probably doesn't really deserve to be in that list either but I'd say it was a better film than Black Swan in terms of ambition and design.
Yes, and...? A great film doesn't have to do that really.
I don't think Black Swan challenges us on any sort of emotional level. We never learn anything about Portman's character to make us really care about her, or indeed any other character.
Again, I think it's a movie I really enjoyed watching but I don't think it has anything that would make consider it amazing enough to be a Best Picture. The Wrestler is far better.
for best picture I will be honestly impressed.
Even the Forrest Gump thing I don't remember, nor really the Titanic one. All I know is I wouldn't really have picked those films over other ones I liked but it's not like either of them lack for strong popular support.
No idea what else was nominated - Cape Fear? The Price of Tides? Bugsy? I know those picked up acting nominations.
The Silence of the Lambs
Beauty and the Beast
The Prince of Tides
JFK is easily the best film there in my view though.
so Dances With Wolves beating Goodfellas then. Ghost was nominated that year too I think.
Also Awakenings and Godfather Part III.
I'd say Awakenings is a better film than Goodfellas. Having not seen Dances with Wolves I can't really claim it should have won. Either way, I can't remember the last time someone moaned that one of the nominations should have won instead of Dances with Wolves.
If they hadn't given Martin Scorcese a sympathy Oscar for The Departed it would be even more so
Goodfellas starts great but I tend to struggle to sit through the final act.
Overdoes the sentiment a bit towards the end but one of the few films where Robin Williams is reined in.
for me it's a rare example of DeNiro doing a very different role because in so many of his films he plays some form of hard man.
it'll be funnier that people acclaimed a film about Facebook. It's like Bob Hoskins getting nominated for best actor for Super Mario, or a film about Ceefax.
any more than Citizen Kane is about newspapers
Bring back Sheriff Lobo!
City of God
City of God
We could list them all day.
Also, the Social Network will inevitably be one of those films that people are baffled didn't win best picture in decades to come. Long after The King's Speech is relegated to just being an 'excellent costume drama', The Social Network will still speak volumes about the early-21st century & continue to grip audiences.
Is this a God dam?
Mind you, it did lose out to Ghandi, which is fair enough.
and no his first name was not Mahatma.
Most of the 80s Oscar winners haven't really stood the test of time, Platoon is one of the few that has, maybe Amadeus and Rain Man too.
Up for best picture against the studio showpony and all round stinker Going My Way. Total bullshit. They should have cleaned up, but ended up 0/7.
and one of those was for The Apartment, which is brilliant.
nothing. what's wrong with you people?? Anyway, this wasn't even nominated in 1989, the year that Driving Miss Daisy won!! Aside from Crash winning Best Picture, the worst Oscar fuck-up ever imho
The best film (TKS) won this year [come on, just admit in] which is a rarity in Oscar terms, although The Social Network will stand the test of time. Black Swan, in years to come, will probably rightly be regarded as a bit of a camp classic; sadly it's not especially good. And the first thing I did after True Grit was run home and watch Miller's Crossing and Fargo to remind myself of what the Coens are capable of when they're not just sat behind the camera going "Look what we can do".
Also on a Coens note, while I thought No Country... was great, I'm still slightly amazed that it beat There Will Be Blood to Best Picture. I gather from threads on here that it's not to everyone's taste, but it was pure cinema and had a vaulting ambition and madness absent from mainstream American cinema.
or The White Ribbon. Both missed out on foreign film last year. Fuck that, they were the two best films full stop.