Ian McKellan and 2002 Oscar nominations.

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Wormie2, Feb 12, 2002.

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  1. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    > I'm taking it as a sign of devotion

    Well obviously, I'm hopelessly devoted to you

    // makes like someone vomiting

    But it doesn't mean I'll respect you in the morning...lemme get that straight
  2. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    moulin rouge:

    best picture
    best actress (Kidman - boo)
    costume
    cinematography
    best sound
    art direction
    editing
  3. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that's a crying shame! Pearl Harbor not getting nominated for best film. :(
  4. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    I AM A COMPUTER


    LOL

    Nah got it off the Beeb
  5. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    pearl harbour? best film? [face_laugh]
  6. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    It was long enough to qualify!
  7. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    I'd like to see Washington win for best actor.

    and I think voight could be in with a chance for supporting. Everyones saying he's pretty good in ALI
  8. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Ben Afflick: Get me into a goddamn plane

    for that line alone it should be jettersoned into space along with the Geri Halliwell
  9. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Your vote doesn't count. We all know you don't have one romantic bone in your body.
  10. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes Beth - we all learned that wasn't a bone when we were 5 ;)
  12. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL! Andy wins!

    I have issues with being edited, Alpha! Even if they are for good reasons.
  13. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  14. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    hands Arun a can of Mr Muscle

    it helped that weedy guy in the advert... I hear your muscle is pretty much the same
  15. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    say's the man in the pink shirt!!!

    ;)
  16. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, stop. Now you're stretching.

    Edit: That pink shirt was silk, you tasteless goob!
  17. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    "I have issues with being edited, Alpha! Even if they are for good reasons"


    Front page Shocker. ;)
  18. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not "in" it - it's hanging upstairs in my cupboard. Never to be worn again

    Beth... you really shouldn't have said that, it's taken me all I've got not to say anuthing

    Just make me sound like a raving poofter Beth - it's not silk at all!
  19. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I personally can't think of anything more romantic than watching a film making light of a few thousand young men dying...I mean what the audience want is romance...if history gets in the way...just re-write it

  20. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    What? Silk is expensive! If they're gonna insult your style, make them feel like they're fashion morons. ;)

    EDIT: But you just ruined a perfectly good lie with the truth so never mind.

    And let's keep in mind that Arun probably still has a pair of parachute pants at the back of his closet so...well, you know.
  21. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  22. Beckymonster Jedi Knight

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    What I meant by 'risk' was that this movie could have been a total disaster ala 'Dune' another well loved/cult book that was turned into an 'interesting' film.

    Let's look at the numbers for a moment - $270 million dollars were ploughed into said films. Now to make that kind of money back - the movie would have to do incredibly well.

    Not only that but New Line are not a 'major' film company, if Lord of the Rings had been a failure, they would have ceased to exist - it, in essence, would have bankrupted them.

    The main arguement is that to make this kind of money back it would have to appeal to two very disparate audiences. The 'geeks' (people who have read Tolkien and are generally into SF etc) and 'normals' (people who would not touch Tolkien with a ten foot barge pole and are more likely to know who's in Eastenders as opposed to who's in the Hobbit)

    Remember - this is Tolkien we're talking about! It's a real slog to read at the best of times ;)

    So, we're talking about nearly $300 million, a cult book which takes forever to get the point, a Kiwi director noted for bloody, wierd films and a cast of no 'bankable' stars. And in a genre that's notorious for generating really BAD films!

    To you and me - that seems okay, but to the Hollywood suits, all of the above equals commercial suicide! They're not in the business of taking risks - they want to make money - lots of it.

    I could go on for days about this but I'll wrap it up here - Lord of the Rings could have been a total catasrophe, but thanks to the faith and courage shown by New Line, Peter Jackson and his cast and crew, it's (hopefully) a trilogy that will take it's place next to Star Wars as the greatest films ever made.

    Passionate? No kiddin'! :D
  23. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Here here! Agrees with the monster :)
  24. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    Agrees entirely with the monster. Well said.
  25. Ramesh Jedi Master

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    Me three! Its never a good idea to argue with the Becky. :)

    I have yet to see a lot of the films which have been nominated, but I really hope McKellen wins his category.
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