Monday, August 29, 2005

"We Don't Need Another (Awards Page)"

What do Saturday morning high school detention, married mobsters, prison sentences, medieval curses, Amish hotties, and depression era moviegoers have in common? They're all part of my retroactive 1985 awards page. Check it out and report back.

8 comments:

damion said...

I love love love the retroactive film awards! 1985 was the first year that I watched the oscars because I was obsessed with The Color Purple (and with Molly Ringwald--who decorated my walls along with Madonna). I watched in shock and horror as award after award passed with The Color Purple not winning a damn thing. It is still one of my favorite films (I can perform the entire movie in each character). And I am still shocked that it won nothing.

Dusty said...

Wow. I haven't seen, like, anything from 1985! My hands-down favorite for the year is easily Witness, perhaps my favorite film of the decade, but...I'm obviously missing a lot.

Funny to hear your reaction to Tim Curry, by the way -- I have very mixed feelings about Legend, which is either completely ridiculous or completely visionary. Still haven't decided. But does anyone know what the heck his character falls into at the end of the movie? The center of the earth or something?

darkcypherlad said...

Dusty-

Maybe career limbo? :) Seriously, I don't know what Curry falls into but does it matter? "Legend" was all about the eye candy and very little of it made sense. I'm still creeped out by Cruise's elfin sidekick.

I dislike Spielberg's (first!) shameless attempt for Oscar glory b/c he trampled all over Walker's novel, milking it for all the sentimental hogwash that he so loves. Goldberg was good though.

Good job with the retrospectives, Nathan. Lookin' forward to your thoughts on 1939. :)

par3182 said...

Come on Nate, add Paul Reubens to your Best Actor slate - you know you want to. Pee-Wee is one of the greatest characters of all time.

adam k. said...

Ahh, the 80's. Ahh, Meryl Streep... I really need to see more of her old movies.
As for 1939... yeah, Nathaniel, just how much would the Wizard of Oz win, according to you? Would Dorothy beat out Scarlett O'Hara for the best actress award? I'm guessing yes, but I'm not sure and quite curious.

NATHANIEL R said...

1939. you guys are trying to kill me right? I haven't seen enough to do 1939 ~ such a mythically grand year. I'd have to get it right and watch a lot. And I've seen less than a dozen pictures from that year so no dice. I require myself at least 20 before I make any pronouncements ;)

Adam Luis said...

Suprised to see A Chorus Line pop up quite a few times. I guess it excelled in those areas mentioned, but I'd prefer to forget the movie ever happened. A Chorus Line happens to be my favorite musical of all time, so anything below the magic of the stage version was going to be heartbreaking for me. What are your thoughts on A Chorus Line, the Broadway musical?

NATHANIEL R said...

i've only seen it performed onstage once. and the production sucked. But even so I could tell it was a great stage musical --far better than the movie itself.