It is interesting how mediocre bore is one of the most influential events of past 15 years.
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Spielberg vs. the Industry. Who Will Win In The End?
I think SPR is the better film between the two and I prefer it, but I couldn't help myself and was rooting for SiL (I mean, knowing Malick had no chance). SPR had this self-importance, this sense of "you just have to give it to me" (that Lincoln repeats now) that made it so hard to sympathize with it as an awards winner...
I'm surprised so many people now loves more SiL than SPR as I remember it was a surprise winner that annoyed many people. I also think the better film won (asuming The Red Thin Line had no chance), but SPR is a great film, as well.
BTW, Ordinary People is one of my favorite movies ever.
The thinking has come around on Ordinary People a few times. Originally, it was held in very high regard with critics and did great with the groups actually - Raging Bull did not sweep or anything. Ordinary People was seen as a deserving winner. But then...Raging Bull grew in esteem and by the end of the decade, was seen as the film of the decade and unjustly snubbed by the Oscars. So then there was some disdain for Ordinary People. But then I think it's flipped around again and now Ordinary People is quite respected and beloved regardless of the high opinion of Raging Bull fans.
Anyway, Shakespeare in Love is still in that period of 'That won Best picture?!?!' unfortunately over what is seen as the better movie, But on this site, anyway, we're much harsher on Spielberg, so none of us are especially that upset it lost - it really is more of a Directing achievement anyway...well, the first 40 minutes of it are anyway.
We all know The Thin Red Line is the film of 1998 that will truly endure anyway - I actually think it's a small miracle it got nominated for Pic and directing! I thought it's box office failure was going to doom it at the Oscars so I was pleasantly surprised to see it get nominated.
Shakespeare in Love is a VASTLY better film than SPR. One of the smartest original screenplays in memory, a flawless ensemble, a wondrous score, equally impressive tech work down the line only in a different context, and that ending is one for the ages. I feel like most people who watch those two films today far removed from all the backlash are pretty much in agreement with the outcome.
Serious question, is Sasha's obsessive hatred with SLP now worse than TKS? I think so!
Every 2nd article on her site is either spend bashing SLP or whining about Harvey's ad campaign. She has posted like 3 articles over the film's ad campaign and has casually ignored the fact Lincoln has sent the more FYC stuff out of any film to voters! If you comment trying to defend the film in anyway, she will alter or delete your comment! She's crazier than Pat!
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