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Postby Amazinz » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:46 am

mweir145 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I think it is a shame that Last King of Scotland didn't get a nomination.

I really want to see this movie. Is it good? Is it worth it just to see Whitaker act in it?

Whitaker was awesome. I thought the movie was great. I didn't see Iwo Jima or the Queen but LKOS was better than the other nominations IMHO.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:47 am

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Amazinz wrote:I think it is a shame that Last King of Scotland didn't get a nomination.

I really want to see this movie. Is it good? Is it worth it just to see Whitaker act in it?

Whitaker was awesome. I thought the movie was great. I didn't see Iwo Jima or the Queen but LKOS was better than the other nominations IMHO.


I'm looking forward to seeing that one.

So, uh, anyone know why the random thread got locked? O:-)
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:54 am

I don't. I didn't lock it. But I could probably take a stab at it... :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:03 pm

Amazinz wrote:I don't. I didn't lock it. But I could probably take a stab at it... :-D


Well I'll be at the thread in the Site Issues forum on the subject if you'd like to present your guess.
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Postby soxfan364 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:39 am

I love that Scorcese won, but I agree about the ending. I would have given it a 10 up until the last 20 minutes or so, it dropped down to an 8.5 for me. I thought LMS was good, but The Departed was better.

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Coppermine wrote:See, I don't really understand why people are so upset about the ending. It was a throwback to the old Hong Kong cinema and endings like that are what made those movies legendary.

I don't think this was a throwback, homage or anything else like that. Scorsese never saw Infernal Affairs until after the Departed was completed. The screenwriter based his script on it, and obviously watched it, but made a lot of changes including the ending. I just think the ending was poorly orchestrated.
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Postby thedude » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:17 am

Well the ending was the way it was because they had to fit three 2 hours films into one three hour film.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:16 am

I just think that a movie has to stand on it's own even if it draws from source material.
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:45 pm

Amazinz wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I think it is a shame that Last King of Scotland didn't get a nomination.

I really want to see this movie. Is it good? Is it worth it just to see Whitaker act in it?

Whitaker was awesome. I thought the movie was great. I didn't see Iwo Jima or the Queen but LKOS was better than the other nominations IMHO.

I watched it last night, and yeah, I'd have to agree with you. I thought it was better than every movie nominated with the exception of Iwo Jima (and possibly The Queen, as I have not seen that). Whitaker nailed his role as Amin perfectly, and I can certainly see why he won.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:06 pm

Seriously though, was the Departed better than Good Fellas? I personally thought Good Fellas blew it away but...
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:10 pm

Yoda wrote:Seriously though, was the Departed better than Good Fellas? I personally thought Good Fellas blew it away but...


I'll agree with that; it also wasn't as good as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, none of which won best picture from what I recall.

So, ya know, without a standout favorite, I'd say The Departed deserved it.
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