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Bayou Sam
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Member since Aug 2009
4791 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love


SIL is a very clever, post-modern take on Shakespeare, authorship, and love--twisting the our expectations about sincerity and convention. It's also a satire of hollywood. Not sure if it's best-picture-worthy though. Then again, the choices that year aren't great. My favorite was probably Insomnia (the swedish version).







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Weebie
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Dec 2012
3717 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love


it wasn't even worthy of a nomination for best picture. of the five films nominated that year, all of these were better than Shakespeare in Love -

Saving Private Ryan
Life is Beautiful
The Thin Red Line






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LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
4546 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love


Why does a moral center have to be likable? Why can't the moral center be someone you hate? Isn't it more interesting to make the audience side with the immoral or, at least, against the moral character, despite everyone's general desire to appear moral?

You appear to be in a combative mood and, frankly, I'm tired of it. As I said, I wasn't making fun of you for using $10 words. I actually thought it was interesting.

You are now recharacterizing my previous posts...

You know what? frick it. I'm done.

Congratulations on wearing me out with your inane argument about Opum being a figure to be used by the boomer generation as an apology to the Greatest Generation.

You are correct. Saving Private Ryan, despite its vast accolades, is a vapid, piece of shite film that is way too overhyped. And I love it.






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H-Town Tiger
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2003
42441 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love


quote:

You are correct. Saving Private Ryan, despite its vast accolades, is a vapid, piece of shite film that is way too overhyped.


Do be that way. It was a good, back and forth discussion.

I think Baloo really dislikes the movie. I just think it is grossly over rated because it is about WWII and D-Day.






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