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1 Aligarr  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:11:36pm

Oh baloney , Django didn’t win for the same reason “Inglorious Bastards ” didn’t win .It’s a come-uppance cliche . Entertaining ? Yes, no doubt , but Oscar material ? No way .

2 Jimmah  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:26:49pm

re: #1 Aligarr

Oh baloney , Django didn’t win for the same reason “Inglorious Bastards ” didn’t win .It’s a come-uppance cliche . Entertaining ? Yes, no doubt , but Oscar material ? No way .

That’ll be why Gladiator never won the Oscar for best picture in 2000 then. Oh wait…

3 Political Atheist  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:40:15pm

re: #2 Jimmah
Hey Jimmah! How are ya?
Just Sayin’ Gladiator had more than that going for it. At least I thought so A few people happened to agree ;-)

A little wiki

Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, receiving positive reviews, and was credited with rekindling interest in the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, notably five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe.

Gladiator was nominated in 36 individual ceremonies, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes.[58]

4 Jimmah  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 7:18:28pm

re: #3 Political Atheist

Hey Jimmah! How are ya?

Waiting for flu meds to kick in before I hit the sack. (I think they just did so I’ll be off shortly lol)

Just Sayin’ Gladiator had more than that going for it. At least I thought so A few people happened to agree ;-)

Same is true for Django. I think it’s a really great movie, and for me hits all the right notes, something Inglorious Basterds didn’t manage to do. Haven’t seen Argo yet though TBPH!

5 Aligarr  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 7:37:29pm

re: #2 Jimmah

apples and oranges Jimmah

6 lawhawk  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 5:50:58am

I can’t say much about Argo since I didn’t see it, but I did see Django Unchained (and I’ll further preface that I am a huge Tarantino fan).

The key to a movie winning at the Academy Awards isn’t always which is best, it’s the movie whose producers and media flaks do the best job of convincing the voters that this is the most significant performance/song/tech achievement/direction/movie.

I thought that the story and te performances in Django were superb. In fact, I would have considered DiCaprio’s performance to be superior to that of Waltz (who did win Best Supporting Actor at both the Oscars and Golden Globes), but DiCaprio wasn’t nominated. But I also thought that the movie wandered in the middle act and could have been edited down to make it a more compact and better paced movie. So, I get why Django didn’t win.

Yet, in 20 years, which is the movie that will have more of a cultural and societal impact? It wont be Argo. It will be Django (a similar issue with Goodfellas not winning in favor of Forest Gump).

7 mr.fusion  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 5:54:21am

re: #6 lawhawk

Yet, in 20 years, which is the movie that will have more of a cultural and societal impact? It wont be Argo. It will be Django (a similar issue with Goodfellas not winning in favor of Forest Gump).

It was actually Pulp Fiction that got hosed because of Forrest Gump, not Goodfellas

8 Destro  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 8:50:22am

This article is reaching. That is like reading homosexual overtones in Batman comic books back in the 50s.

Also, unless the author is arguing that his was on a subconscious level, Tarantino’s movie was operating under another narrative (the Blaxplotation movies and what social views they represented as seen by a sympathetic white person) and not the complex one the author seems to make up about it.


Sometimes the limited medium forces an implication the creator never intended. For example, the Batman and Robin homosexual charge - one piece of evidence was that there was a panel showing the civilian identities of the heroes waking up in the same bed while Alfred is bringing them breakfast. That implies some sort of homo-erotic encounter. The artist who drew that when questions was shocked at that - he had a limited number of panels per page and drawing the scene that way for a reading audience that was around 10 years old at that time was the easiest way to convey the fact that they woke up thanks to Alfred instead of having Alfred wake each person up then another scene with them eating at the table.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

9 Aligarr  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 2:29:12pm

Anyone remember ” Mandingo ” ?


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