It’s rant time, yaaaaaay!!! Hehe… Every time I think of this, I seriously get upset. The motivations of the Academy? Only they know, I think. But sometimes they are so unfair.
58. Movie you think should have won an oscar.
There are actually two: Pulp Fiction and L.A. Confidential.
Pulp Fiction lost to Forrest Gump, and L.A. Confidential lost to Titanic. Forrest Gump is an awesome movie, full of extraordinary special effects and having a very interesting take on the life of a person. Of course, Tom Hanks was absolutely brilliant. But Pulp Fiction… Pulp Fiction is a completely round movie, full of excellent performances, interesting stories, epic dialogues… oh, but Academy wise , it’s full of ‘villains’, drugs (obviously), guns and language. So, it could never be Oscar winning material. Such a shame… I don’t recommend doing drugs, killing people or waltzing around doing horrible things, but I do recognize the value of a good movie when I see it. And my honest opinion is that Pulp Fiction was a better movie.
Titanic... what can I say about Titanic that you don’t know? It’s a superbly made movie that keeps on giving ($). The performances are very good, the special effects flawless. However, it’s so cliché, so predictable. As a love story it’s good, though not the best. L.A. Confidential is an extremely different movie, but I think it’s so much better. Fantastic performances, and the chance to navigate through the ‘underworld’ of the 1940’s LA. But of course, not Oscar winning material. Full of anti-heroes and not very pink stories. I was so disappointed when it didn’t win. I think the only priceless moment of that Academy Award ceremony was Kate Winslet’s face when she did not win the Best Actress Award. She was actually pretty good, but not the best. Thankfully, she has become a hundred times better.
So, that’s it. Do you have anything you want to rant about? Feel free to share.
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