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EvenBob
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February 24th, 2019 at 4:09:03 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

You must be a blast at parties.



You think everybody loves B/W? I know
people that won't even watch classic
movies like It's a Wonderful Life or
Maltese Falcon cause they aren't
in color.
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TigerWu
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February 24th, 2019 at 5:12:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

You think everybody loves B/W? I know
people that won't even watch classic
movies like It's a Wonderful Life or
Maltese Falcon cause they aren't
in color.



jmills
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February 24th, 2019 at 5:13:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

You think everybody loves B/W? I know
people that won't even watch classic
movies like It's a Wonderful Life or
Maltese Falcon cause they aren't
in color.



I bet you're a fan of Ted Turner.
ams288
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February 24th, 2019 at 5:35:18 PM permalink
Iíve seen all of the Best Picture nominees except Green Book and Roma.

If I was an academy member, I think Iíd vote for The Favourite. I really enjoyed that one a whole lot more than I thought I would.

A Star is Born would be my 2nd choice.

Ah hell, Iíll just rank the ones Iíve seen:

1) The Favourite
2) A Star is Born
3) BlacKKKlansman
4) Vice
5) Bohemian Rhapsody
6) Black Panther

The last two shouldnít have been nominated for Best Picture, IMO.
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rxwine
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February 24th, 2019 at 5:45:54 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

You must be a blast at parties.



Quote:

You're enjoying your day
Everything is going your way
Then along comes Debbie Downer

Always there to tell you
'bout a new disease
a car accident or killer bees
You'll beg her to spare you
Debbie please!
But you can't stop Debbie Downer



courtesy of SNL
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EvenBob
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February 24th, 2019 at 6:46:20 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

courtesy of SNL



B/W was forced on us because they
had no color yet. Then when it did
become available, it was too expensive
to use except on the highest budget
films, like GWTW and Wizard of OZ.

Technicolor hid it's secrets well. You
had to rent their cameras and an
operator, and every night they would
take the huge camera back to the
office and lock it up.

They used a 3 film process in one
camera. One would film only red,
one blue, one yellow. In the camera
it pressed the 3 together and the result
was gorgeous color that still stands
out today. I believe the last movie
using the old process was the first
Star Wars.

Here's a clip from 1935, look at how
well the color has held up. People
went absolutely crazy for Technicolor.
A movie using the process never lost
money as people saw it just because
of the color. In the 40's there was a
3 year waiting list to rent a Technicolor
camera.

That's how much the public hated B/W.

Read the comments, this still has the
same effect on people as it did in 1935.
They're astounded at how real the people
look and how it takes you back in time.
B/W never does.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Nathan
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February 24th, 2019 at 7:24:30 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Saw enough of it to know I hate
B/W and really hate subtitles. I
talked about this already. B/W is
so lifeless and so unlike real
life. Nobody see's the world
totally devoid of color. At least
most of us don't.



The Bad Seed that was filmed entirely in Black And White in 1956 could put a lot of movies in color that were made in the 2000's and beyond to shame, but to be fair Patty McCormack had better acting as an 11 year old than many adult Actress and Actors in current and recent movies.
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
Nathan
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February 24th, 2019 at 7:34:30 PM permalink
To the Poster who pointed out that The Oscars are what the industry gives to other industry Celebs and workers, I think it would have been ideal if the ORDINARY people were actually the only ones voting. The people who plop down $18 to watch Thor weild his hammer around in 3D IMAX and pay $10 for a large popcorn and $8 for a large Coke, so $36 to eat, drink, and see the CGI IMAX Thor Hammer in all my it's glory. And then gush about how incredibly cool the movie was. These people should be the only ones voting in the Oscars. Other than that you will have movies like The Artist which a lot of people admitted they had never even heard of it until it won Best Picture and then be mainly forgotten about quickly.
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
jmills
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February 24th, 2019 at 7:47:13 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

To the Poster who pointed out that The Oscars are what the industry gives to other industry Celebs and workers, I think it would have been ideal if the ORDINARY people were actually the only ones voting. The people who plop down $18 to watch Thor weild his hammer around in 3D IMAX and pay $10 for a large popcorn and $8 for a large Coke, so $36 to eat, drink, and see the CGI IMAX Thor Hammer in all my it's glory. And then gush about how incredibly cool the movie was. These people should be the only ones voting in the Oscars. Other than that you will have movies like The Artist which a lot of people admitted they had never even heard of it until it won Best Picture and then be mainly forgotten about quickly.



That already exists. The People's Choice Awards.
EvenBob
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February 24th, 2019 at 7:57:35 PM permalink
"Here's a clip from 1935, look at how
well the color has held up. People
went absolutely crazy for Technicolor."

In that same vein, I was 20 years old before
I got my first color tv. My dad was too cheap
to buy one, and I was 20 before I could afford
one. It was a Zenith 16" portable, even
though it weighed a ton, that was $400 at Sears.

That was a huge amount of money in 1969.
It's the equivalent of $2740 in today's money.
I was thrilled and enthralled for the first year
with that TV. It's still one of the major events
of my life. Everyday watching reruns of shows
that I'd seen for years in black and white and
now they were in glorious color. I remember
those days like they were yesterday.

Superman, Gilligans Island, Beverly Hillbillies,
Bewitched, Hogans Heroes, Batman, Green
Acres, Get Smart, The Virginian, Bonanza,
it was a glorious whole new world. God how
I loved that TV..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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