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  1. I'm really glad I've committed myself to making a list because, while considering which films to watch, I've come up with a good idea for a paper that I can write for my class. While searching through Kanopy, I found Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski. The paper is about film and the bible (and how they intermix), so as someone who agrees with Auteur Theory, I want to compare Robert Bresson and Pawel Pawlikowski--in other words, I want to compare how both filmmakers implemented their Catholic faith in their respective films--Bresson's A Man Escaped and Pickpocket, and Pawlikowski's Ida (and maybe Cold War too for good measure).
  2. I have very little luck with the least obvious clubs.
  3. They may be fearful of online criticism. Disney attempted to quietly unveil their design of the genie in Aladdin during the Grammy ceremony. In the same way, Universal may be banking on a large amount of people to see the trailer in the theater before watching it on the internet--that way, casuals who aren't as concerned with the internet may not be able to go into watching the trailer with any pre-concieved expectations.
  4. Putting the Cats trailer in front of The Lion King should be a no-brainer when considering how both of them are popular Broadway shows.
  5. One thing to consider about the Oscar race is that it already seems like the race for Original Screenplay is much more exciting and contentious than the race for Adapted Screenplay. Original has OUaTiH, The Farewell, Harriet, the new Baumbach movie, Parasite, The Lighthouse, and a lot of other films in the running. Meanwhile, the two biggest threats in Adapted are The Irishman and Jojo Rabbit. Of course, The Aeronauts can be a sure thing if they put it in Adapted. And I hope The Goldfinch is good so it has a chance at getting the Adapted nom.
  6. I've said it in the past, but Les Miserables (2012) is one of my personal favorite movies of all time, and I also quite liked The King's Speech, so I'm fairly excited to see what Tom Hooper has to offer with this film. I heard Cats was about the human condition so I hope the director is able to preserve that thematic angle.
  7. I saw that two films are available on Amazon Prime: Bringing Out The Dead (dir. Martin Scorsese) Sleepy Hollow (dir. Tim Burton)
  8. I'll speculate. The other Best Picture nominees in 91/92 were Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides, and the eventual winner, Silence of the Lambs. From the outside looking in, it seems like it was a weaker year than others--we don't frequently refer back to a film like Bugsy--so it's easy to see why Beauty and the Beast, a film commonly referred to as the best animated film of all time, was able to secure its spot. Meanwhile, the 94/95 nominees showed much more strength all across the board. Three of the best films of all time were in that lineup: Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and The Shawshank Redemption. Three undeniable classics. That doesn't leave room for much else. So if the Academy is famous for fixating itself on films the commonfolk forget after many years like Ordinary People and Out of Africa, then yeah, they're gonna fill those last two nominations with Quiz Show and Four Weddings and a Funeral. And I'm sure those films are deserving in their own right--we know from the Big Three of the year that 1994 was a landmark year for film. But yeah, The Lion King's miss was definitely an upset. Maybe it was the romance of Beauty and the Beast that spoke to the Academy. Maybe it was the historical setting. Maybe it was because the film, the kickstarter of the Disney renaissance, showed audiences breathtaking animation and visuals they've never seen before. And maybe The Lion King was deemed simplistic in comparison. But just because The Lion King wasn't nominated doesn't mean it didn't deserve it, and it doesn't mean we can't hold it dear to our hearts.
  9. I would be willing to compromise for the 2nd of September. I want the 26th and I really don't want the 9th, so the 2nd is a nice middle ground between the two. Gives everyone a solid February-sized month.
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