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Patrick_Bateman
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Member since Jan 2012
16114 posts

Shakespeare in Love
I've never seen this movie, but it must be damn good to have beaten Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line for Best Picture. Or did it unfairly win the award?

For those who've seen it, is it really that good? Just curious.


TigerRad
LSU Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Jan 2007
4880 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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must be damn good


uh no



not terrible, but puhleeeze

oscar was an historic miscarriage


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Gnar Cat21
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13279 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
Wasn't even that good


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RollTide1987
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Honolulu, HI
Member since Nov 2009
31518 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I enjoyed it. Wasn't as good as Saving Private Ryan but it was still a great film.


RAGINTIGER
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Homeless
Member since Dec 2003
6539 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I thought it was great, but in no way it should've won over SPR.


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LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
9065 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
Great movie. Funny and heartfelt. Essentially everything the Oscars love.

It is nowhere near the film Saving Private Ryan is.


nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
10016 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
A lot better when it came out
Rewatching it, that was pretty bad
Judi Dench was in it
Saving Private Ryan should have won for first ten minutes of film, after that, how much of it was really true because the rest was more Hollywood. I doubt they would let those guys just wander around looking for one guy.


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cajunx2
LSU Fan
Aiken, SC
Member since Jul 2005
375 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I enjoyed it more than the two war movies. Outside of the first 20 minutes of Ryan the movie sucked and TRL was great visually but all over the place story wise.


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2977 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I enjoyed it, but should not have won over the other nominations.


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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
35124 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
4.5/5, IMO. i thought it was a damn good movie. well worth a watch

i have it on VHS


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alajones
LSU Fan
Derptown
Member since Oct 2005
24318 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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I enjoyed it. Wasn't as good as Saving Private Ryan but it was still a great film.
It was really good. It gets shite on because it won over SPR. No way Gwyneth Paltrow should have won anythign for her role. Joseph Fiennes however was incredible and carried the movie. IIRC he wasn't nominated for anything.


Michael T. Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2004
3999 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
It was good, but not SPRG. The worst part about that was for the Oscars, Harrison Ford presented the Oscar for Best Picture. You could literally see his face drop after he opened the envelope, took out the card and read "Shakespeare in Love" instead of "Saving Private Ryan."

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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
17628 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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Outside of the first 20 minutes of Ryan the movie sucked

Image: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9ycdhshAM1qcp6is.gif


I would hate to have your taste in movies. If you are not moved by "Earn This", well then just damn.


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Ark-Pine Bluff Fan
Redneck part of Florida
Member since Nov 2010
12947 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I thought it was good but not great. It was not a movie that I would watch multiple times. Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line are way better IMO.


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H-Town Tiger
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2003
44764 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
It is a very good movie that gets unfairly hated on because it beat SPR for best picture.


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H-Town Tiger
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2003
44764 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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I would hate to have your taste in movies


do you really think it is good, or do you think it is good because it is about WWII and set around D-Day.

The first 20 minutes is great, the rest is nothing special and the begining/end scene with the old Ryan is just horrible and should have been cut.

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No way Gwyneth Paltrow should have won anythign for her role

did she? Judi Dench won, i don't remember Gwneth winning anything. Geoffery Rush was also awesome.
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TexasTiger05
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Member since Aug 2007
28252 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
I love it, but agree it didn't deserve to win the Oscar over Life is Beautiful


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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
17628 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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do you really think it is good, or do you think it is good because it is about WWII and set around D-Day.


I think its a fantastic movie and an extremely accurate portrayal of WWII combat. All accounts I've read from military historians and Veterans praise Spielberg's attention to detail. Its a powerful story that makes you question the old adage "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

The end scene is not horrible. Its a man questioning if the sacrifices of others for his own life were justified. I can only imagine having to carry around that burden for my entire life.


H-Town Tiger
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2003
44764 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
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All accounts I've read from military historians and Veterans praise Spielberg's attention to detail


I'm pretty sure most of that applies to the first 20 minutes.

quote:

The end scene is not horrible


I get the point of it, it's about as subtle as hitting you upside the head with a 2X4. It is overally smaltzy and out of place.

One thing i do like is the use of the faded color film, that was a nice touch. It is a good looking movie. But I think it is grossly over rated because it is about D-Day.


LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
9065 posts

re: Shakespeare in Love
Now we're having a Saving Private Ryan bash, eh? I love it. Let's take all the popular movies that are also critically acclaimed and bash them in a single thread.

We could bash movies like Titanic, Braveheart, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Patton, The French Connection... hell, even the GODFATHER! Think about it! Think about how contrarian we can be! Think about how cool we'd appear to the other people on this board if we went against the prevailing thought on film and believed Chinatown to have been overacted! God, we'd look cool.


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