Screen action and other things are also part of a screenplay, so maybe that's what they're rewarding? I have no idea how people analyze what's a good screenplay and not outside of dialogue.
I attended a screenplay writing workshop many years ago, and my dream is to write a screenplay someday (whether the movie gets made or not ).Screen action and other things are also part of a screenplay, so maybe that's what they're rewarding? I have no idea how people analyze what's a good screenplay and not outside of dialogue.
I studied film-making as a film student and would say much the same, in a nutshell. The screenwriter envisions the scenes and characters he/she writes in terms of envisioning movement.I attended a screenplay writing workshop many years ago, and my dream is to write a screenplay someday (whether the movie gets made or not ).
We studied the screenplay of Rainman in the workshop, but I don’t remember much.
To me, a screenplay is not just the dialogue. It includes the action, how the movie flows, how different scenes are connected, how quickly it pulls the audience in. The scenes should not be too long, and the movie should not be too long.
To me, a screenplay makes or breaks a movie because it is the base from which others work (actors, Director, editor, etc.).
I get what you're saying but even by those standards Leave No Trace was a flop, to me - just an utterly boring film and dramatically inert. I've been catching up on some of the most critically acclaimed movies of last year and so far that is the only one which has really disappointed me. Later on I read about subtexts such as P.T.S.D. in Iraq war veterans which supposedly pertain to the film, but that is stretching it to endow the film with greater thematic resonance than it has, IMO.Screen action and other things are also part of a screenplay, so maybe that's what they're rewarding? I have no idea how people analyze what's a good screenplay and not outside of dialogue.
That's on my next see list this weekend. I can't wait to see it. As for Gaga winning an Oscar, maybe Glenn Close will have something to say about that. I do get what you mean though.I've also just finished seeing Cold War, a surefire Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film and completely justified in this case. Joanna Kulig is effing brilliant (as is Tomasz Kot) and I've read comparisons to A Star is Born and even La La Land - I don't need to have seen the latter two films to know that it'll be a travesty when Kulig isn't even nominated for an Oscar while Gaga will be and Emma Stone actually won.
I've also seen The Wife - not the best performance I've ever seen Glenn Close give and the way the film arrives at its point is rather weak and unbelievable, IMO, but I suppose she's more than due and Close winning will be a much more pleasant experience to witness than having Gaga slobbering all over the podium.That's on my next see list this weekend. I can't wait to see it. As for Gaga winning an Oscar, maybe Glenn Close will have something to say about that. I do get what you mean though.
I actually really liked the film. The only issue is whether people wait around the night before the Nobel Prizes are announced because they are anticipating to be named. I thought the way they choose the prizes for literature and stuff was sort of random and based on a lifetime of work and nobody really knows if they're going to be picked and if they are in the running. Like if you're a celebrated author who is considered worthy, you could be named when you're like 40 or 50 or 60 or whatever.I've also seen The Wife - not the best performance I've ever seen Glenn Close give and the way the film arrives at its point is rather weak and unbelievable, IMO, but I suppose she's more than due and Close winning will be a much more pleasant experience to witness than having Gaga slobbering all over the podium.
Christian Bale is winning the Oscar. You heard it first here folks.
I think Roma might be on my top 10 of the year. I do think Marina de Tavira's nomination for Best Supporting Actress is well-deserved and I think she gave the best acting performance from that film. That said, I have A LOT of films to watch before this is near finalized, but I do think my top four films right now in no particular order so far are: The Rider; Paddington 2; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; and Madeline's Madeline. I think with this list, The Favourite is number 5 and over Roma but I do think Roma deserves many of the accolades as it displayed some brilliant, if derivative, film craft. More so than a lot of movies nominated. I was really hoping for a "surprise" nomination for Screenplay for Private Life. Tamara Jenkins was nominated for The Savages before and I was hoping she'd do it.
I still need to see Cold War (it was too cold for me to see Cold War this weekend and I was DRAGGED to see Spider-Man by my husband and brother haha). I also need to see Shoplifters. I have a feeling I'd agree with Vash in that I may prefer that over Roma.
I think the editing and director snub for ASIB is deserved. I had major issues with that when watching the film. I wouldn't have nominated it for Screenplay either but I can't debate that too much as people really took to it given the box office and people's reaction to it.
I think my favourite reaction video was the women who did RBG. They're listening as the documentaries are named and counting, and when it gets down to the 4th one, you can tell they think they aren't going to get it, and then RBG is the last one and they freak out. Actually Richard E. Grant's absolute child-like joy at the end of his was awesome too.It's hard for me to hate on Yalitza Aparicio's nomination after watching her live reaction:
OK, here is my list of who I would like to see win (more than one, in some cases). I used the original post instead of typing in my choices. I will keep the ones I would like to see win. "?" means I have not yet seen the movie.
Best Picture (one of these)
Actress in a Leading Role
? Melissa McCarthy (I have not seen her movie yet, so giving her the benefit of the doubt)
Actor in a Leading Role (would love to see a tie between Bale and Malek)
Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book (not a supporting role, so cross out)
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Rockwell, Vice
? Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Did not see this movie, so benefit of doubt)
Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, Vice
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
? Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Don't know yet)
? Never Look Away (Didn't see)
? Black Panther (will know soon)
Mary Poppins Returns
?Mary Queen Of Scots (not going to see this movie)
Foreign Language Film
? Never Look Away
(Saw only RBG)
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
Documentary Short Subject (Didn't see any)
Animated Feature Film (Saw only Spiderman)
Isle Of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Animated Short Film (Didn't see any)
Live Action Short Film (Didn't see any)
? Black Panther
Mary Poppins Returns
Shallow (A star is born)
First Man (It was like I was on the space craft, seeing the moon)
Makeup and Hairstyling
Vice (fantastic makeups)
A Star Is Born
I debated posting this as I'd like to keep this thread mainly about the Oscars and the awards competition, but I guess news regarding one of the nominated films belongs in this thread. As a follow-up to your post, there's fresh new allegations against Bryan Singer regarding him having sex with minor boys:Speaking of Bohemian Rhapsody, I found this article where Rami Malek talks about resolving Bryan Singer's involvement in the movie.
I have to say that I didn't find this answers particularly compelling but I thought people might be interested in reading it for themselves.