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Serious Film: Trapped in the Green Valley


Society & Culture  (tags: arts, celebrity, movies, interesting, culture, society )

Carrie
- 572 days ago - seriousfilm.blogspot.com
The test of time is absolutely merciless when it comes to putting films in their place. Not winning gets everybody focused on how deserving they are. An ill-timed win accentuates the flaws in a film or performance for decades to come



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Lois Jordan (54)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:20 pm
Thanks, Carrie. I'm quite a movie lover....my son started an Underground Film Festival here a few years ago, so my interest has spawned quite a bit of movie-loving in my family. Every fall now, he brings independent movies from around the world here to be shown in a local small theater....often premiering them.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:24 pm
Wow Lois, that's great! I'm also a movie lover, but can't go to theaters anymore because I can't sit for that long. I have to view at home on TV.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:08 pm
Thanks Carrie :-)
 

John B. (215)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:35 pm
Thanks Carrie for the post and link to the blog piece by Michael Cusumano. Quite interesting and informative read and I like his take on how most of the winners will be regarded. Read and noted.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:10 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:10 pm
TY Carrie. I'm a movie-lover too. Some years I've agreed with the Oskar choices and sometimes I haven't. The way movies affect us is so subjective. However, I've watched Citizen Kane 3X over the years and I still don't care for it.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:24 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:38 am
noted and enjoyed, thanks
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:05 am

I would disagree with the author of this article, "Gentleman's Agreement" may not have been the best of all movies, but it dared to go where few would.

Ever noticed that when women win the Oscar, they all but disappear from view?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:29 pm
Thanks.
 

Fort Lee H. (0)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:53 pm
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