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Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:04 pm

Taxi Driver lost to Rocky. Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. Goodfellas lost to Dances with Wolves. Gangs of New York lost to Chicago (which was a joke in this guy's opinion). The Aviator loses to Million Dollar Baby. He really has gotten tough, tough breaks. He was probably more deserving for those films but I guess it all works out in the end.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:58 pm

Amazinz wrote:Taxi Driver lost to Rocky. Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. Goodfellas lost to Dances with Wolves. Gangs of New York lost to Chicago (which was a joke in this guy's opinion). The Aviator loses to Million Dollar Baby. He really has gotten tough, tough breaks. He was probably more deserving for those films but I guess it all works out in the end.


Yeah I think Taxi, Bull, Good Fellas, Gangs and Aviator were all better than The Departed. I'm probably in the minority though.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:48 pm

Amazinz wrote:Taxi Driver lost to Rocky. Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. Goodfellas lost to Dances with Wolves. Gangs of New York lost to Chicago (which was a joke in this guy's opinion). The Aviator loses to Million Dollar Baby. He really has gotten tough, tough breaks. He was probably more deserving for those films but I guess it all works out in the end.


Taxi Driver was better than Rocky but the academy really liked to play it safe then; same thing with Ragine Bull and Goodfellas... they also lost to good, but "safe" films. Chicago winning best picture was an absolutely tragedy and I think since then they've been giving the award to riskier films, which is why Crash won last year much to many people's disappointment.

The Aviator was good, but I thought Million Dollar Baby was better.

I thought Departed was better than The Aviator and Gangs, but not Goodfellas, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:52 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Taxi Driver lost to Rocky. Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. Goodfellas lost to Dances with Wolves. Gangs of New York lost to Chicago (which was a joke in this guy's opinion). The Aviator loses to Million Dollar Baby. He really has gotten tough, tough breaks. He was probably more deserving for those films but I guess it all works out in the end.


Taxi Driver was better than Rocky but the academy really liked to play it safe then; same thing with Ragine Bull and Goodfellas... they also lost to good, but "safe" films. Chicago winning best picture was an absolutely tragedy and I think since then they've been giving the award to riskier films, which is why Crash won last year much to many people's disappointment.

The Aviator was good, but I thought Million Dollar Baby was better.

I thought Departed was better than The Aviator and Gangs, but not Goodfellas, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.


I haven't seen this movie but I can't see any gangstar movie being better then Goodfellas
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:39 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Taxi Driver lost to Rocky. Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. Goodfellas lost to Dances with Wolves. Gangs of New York lost to Chicago (which was a joke in this guy's opinion). The Aviator loses to Million Dollar Baby. He really has gotten tough, tough breaks. He was probably more deserving for those films but I guess it all works out in the end.


Taxi Driver was better than Rocky but the academy really liked to play it safe then; same thing with Ragine Bull and Goodfellas... they also lost to good, but "safe" films. Chicago winning best picture was an absolutely tragedy and I think since then they've been giving the award to riskier films, which is why Crash won last year much to many people's disappointment.

The Aviator was good, but I thought Million Dollar Baby was better.

I thought Departed was better than The Aviator and Gangs, but not Goodfellas, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.


I haven't seen this movie but I can't see any gangstar movie being better then Goodfellas


Well, you're right about that.
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Postby mweir145 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:46 am

Coppermine wrote:I thought Departed was better than The Aviator and Gangs, but not Goodfellas, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.

Yeah, that's pretty much where I'd put Departed in his list of movies, too.
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Postby Phatferd » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:48 am

Goodfellas is one of my top 5 favorite movies ever.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:43 pm

Phatferd wrote:Goodfellas is one of my top 5 favorite movies ever.


It's definitely up there for me. Type of movie you can watch over and over again, not get sick. I don't think The Departed is like that.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:46 pm

Not sure Goodfellas is in my Top 5 but it's close. As much as I love Goodfellas, The Godfather will always be the ultimate gangster movie to me.
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:56 pm

I'd say Goodfellas is better than The Departed, not sure about Taxi Driver. Gangs of NY was good, but I'd say Goodfellas and The Departed are better. I've never seen Raging Bull, it's one of those on my list of movies I have to see along with The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby.
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