Shooting in black and white is kinda cheating these days. Unless there's a point to it, like in The Artist, it's a bit of a cop-out, because pretty much anything looks good shot in black and white. I know this from experience
Sandra Bullock freaks me out. She's 50. There's no way I should be that attracted to a woman that's older than my mum.
It wasn't just the black and white, it was the lighting, how the camera was focused soley on the characters... I mean, there was practically no background in that movie. No landscape. Just a blur. I can appreciate Gravity for it's fantastic use of making you feel cramped in a completely vast space. But where there was nothing, Nebraska evoked so much more.
If it means nothing to most of society why is it advertised so much? The public is only going to buy into what they see people selling. Very few instances have I shown a friend a movie and they ask for more of the directors work and such.
You are correct, it's a dumb recognition, but people buy into it. It's flawed. It always has been. Nominee means shit. Yea, recognition, whoopie. Hell, I'd go far as to say winning means shit. What the **** has Mo'Nique done since Precious? It's all just so damn janky. sort of a rant. sorry, I get really worked up over this. especially after this year.
anyone think it's pretty ****ed up that most of the voters in the AMPAS are white males over 50? I hate seeing certain films not get the recognition they deserve just because these guys didn't like it. It's practically robbing the public of a part of culture that has been a major part of everyone's lives.
I guess I should have been more specific with my original post.
I noticed change fairly recently when I was talking to my current girlfriend. Before her I would have never considered talking to a girl like her, let alone date her. For the sake of skipping all the sappy parts, she's really changed me for the better by helping me become a more positive person by needing someone and wanting to be needed.
i can totally relate.... being in the air force really conflicts with your free time... anywho, I suggest getting into some tv shows. I promise you that one of your friends has a DVD boxset for The Walking Dead, or Game of Thrones.
I'll tell you why: At a party with friends, young people don't give a crap about people judging them. Why not? Because there are no people to judge them there. On a wedding, losing your "decorum" (the ability to behave in an appropriate way) in front of many, many judgemental peers is bad thing, so people are less inclined to drink there. Also, adults don't care about getting wasted as much.
I'm not sure about young people not giving a crap about people judging them. They're more inclined to fall too peer pressure. There will always be people who will judge you no matter where you're at. I do agree with the wedding statement, however.