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Old 27-09-2013, 14:22
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Only 3 films have won 11 awards Lord of the rings return of the king. Titanic and Ben Hur. In your view which film really did desirve all 11 did all 3 desirve them or was they all underated. Would like to here your views.
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Old 27-09-2013, 14:36
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Only 3 films have won 11 awards Lord of the rings return of the king. Titanic and Ben Hur. In your view which film really did desirve all 11 did all 3 desirve them or was they all underated. Would like to here your views.
I think Titanic and Ben Hur deserved all their awards, because they arguably were the best in their respective years in the categories they won (it's all subjective anyway blah blah). I feel that ROTK won not so much for the film itself, but as recognition for the trilogy as a whole, and so perhaps wasn't fully deserving of all the Oscars bestowed upon it.
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Old 27-09-2013, 14:50
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I think it's interesting that out of 33 awards between the three of them only two were for acting: Charlton Heston and Hugh Griffith (both deserved though). It seems that if you throw enough money at the spectacle then you can hoover up the technical awards.

I prefer the three films that won the 'Big Five' myself: It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Silence of the Lambs.
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Old 27-09-2013, 14:50
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I agree, it did feel like ROTK winning 11 Oscars was awarding and recognising the Trilogy as a whole but it was an excellent film.
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Old 27-09-2013, 15:16
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I think it's interesting that out of 33 awards between the three of them only two were for acting: Charlton Heston and Hugh Griffith (both deserved though). It seems that if you throw enough money at the spectacle then you can hoover up the technical awards.

I prefer the three films that won the 'Big Five' myself: It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Silence of the Lambs.




Agree with this completely. Honestly, i think all 3 that have won 11 are overrated.
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Old 28-09-2013, 21:25
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I don't think Return of the King winning for the trilogy as a whole is a problem at all - the special effects, CGI, costumes, cinematography etc were all the same people, and the whole trilogy was filmed in one go. So it makes sense to recognise it at its climax, and I think all 11 Oscars were wholly deserved.

I've never managed to make it the whole way through Ben Hur, so can't comment on it. Titanic is good, and the special effects for their time are great, but I don't think it deserved 11 Oscars.
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Old 28-09-2013, 21:39
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Ben Hur was my favourite of those three.
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Old 28-09-2013, 21:47
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I don't like Titanic much. I've only seen it the once, at the cinema.

I like Ben-Hur enough to have bought it on Blu-ray.

There's a lot I like about the LOTR trilogy, but some scenes are just messed up. I have the extended editions on regular DVD, and won't be buying them on Blu-ray.


Ben-Hur gets my vote.
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Old 17-10-2013, 02:01
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Blade Runner should have won at least one award
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Old 17-10-2013, 13:18
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I think Titanic and Ben Hur deserved all their awards, because they arguably were the best in their respective years in the categories they won (it's all subjective anyway blah blah). I feel that ROTK won not so much for the film itself, but as recognition for the trilogy as a whole, and so perhaps wasn't fully deserving of all the Oscars bestowed upon it.
I mostly agree with this....with the exception that the way Ben-Hur and ROTK translated to the small screen/home cinema was much better than Titanic. Titanic was an amazing spectacle in the cinema, much like Avatar was, but when you rewatch them at home, you start to see that they both traded an awful lot on the way they looked/sounded.
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Old 18-10-2013, 19:41
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I think Return of the King was the only movie that was the best in the year it came out.
In my opinion, North by Northwest and Some Like it Hot were both better or more entertaining than Ben Hur. I also think LA Confidential was a better movie than Titanic.
But that's just going by my "how often could I watch it again" criteria.
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Old 18-10-2013, 23:21
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Leonardo DiCaprio should have won the best actor Oscar for Titanic.
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Old 19-10-2013, 00:11
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Leonardo DiCaprio should have won the best actor Oscar for Titanic.
Really ? I think he's an excellent actor, but he was badly miscast in Titanic.
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Old 19-10-2013, 17:26
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I think he's an excellent actor, but he was badly miscast in Titanic.
All the other actors/actresses were superb but I think Leo had the edge, you know that extra star quality . To this day Titanic is my favourite DiCaprio film and I doubt that will ever change.

Why do you think Leo was miscast?
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Old 19-10-2013, 17:42
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I also think LA Confidential was a better movie than Titanic.
Agreed, absolutely!


While I think that Titanic did deserve some of its Oscars (e.g. Visual Effects, Art Direction, Costume Design), I think that LA Confidential was a far better film and should have won Best Picture and Best Director.
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Old 21-10-2013, 19:09
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All the other actors/actresses were superb but I think Leo had the edge, you know that extra star quality . To this day Titanic is my favourite DiCaprio film and I doubt that will ever change.

Why do you think Leo was miscast?
I just didn't think he fitted the part of Jack Dawson, he was too young and clean-cut. It didn't help that Kate Winslet looked a bit "mumsy" at the time, she actually looked slimmer and sexier when she was a older..in my opinion.
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Old 21-10-2013, 19:21
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I also think LA Confidential was a better movie than Titanic.
But that's just going by my "how often could I watch it again" criteria.
It was a pretty weak line-up that year so I was frankly amazed that LA Confidential didn't win best film. It was the only standout film in my opinion.
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Old 22-10-2013, 00:17
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I think Lord of The Rings was the most deserved of it's awards. It was the round better film in terms of narrative and technical qualities like screen play and visual effects.
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Old 22-10-2013, 08:40
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there's a lot of luck (and studio politics) involved in winning Oscars, I would think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...-winning_films

list of films winning Oscars

note none for Shawshank Redemption
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Old 22-10-2013, 13:06
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Lord of the Rings would be my favourite though I didn't like ROTK anywhere near as much as I liked the first 2.
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