Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Peter Sciretta
Have you ever seen the movie How Green was my Valley? And I’m.
Have you heard of the movie? I don’t think so.
How can that be? As it turns out that there are a lot of movies that should have won Best Picture but somehow didn’t. Some of them weren’t even nominated!
Let’s take a look at the menu.
Mystic River (2003)
Clint Eastwood’s Boston murder mystery was highly acclaimed by both critics and the cinema. It was arguably better than return of the King. But often the current job or role an actor is unrightfuly celebrated the Academy instead of that in his life or the previous parts. This is an excellent example. King won the suit on films, not on the basis of merit. Another example of this would be Judi Dench in 1999, win is relatively short in the emergence of Shakespeare in love.
Gangs of New York (2002)
Martin Scorsese’s epic tale of 19th century New York City’s five points of the circle far more interesting than Rob Marshall’s Chicago. It was a better story, better cinematography and better acting (compare Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Zeta-Jones or Richard Gere, I dare you). Marshall the movie was good, but I felt it was more of a filmed musical stage performance, which the visual cinematic masterpiece (Moulin Rouge! It would be a good modern example of music that transends stage).
Requiem for a dream (2000)
Ridley Scott’s Gladiator is highly overrated and inconsistent at best. Saw another that even the movement of the best film this year. But unnoticed in that year’s ceremony is one of the best independent films of all time – Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a dream. Ellen Burstyn was nominated for Best Actress, but was robbed by the usual performance from Julia Roberts. How could this happen?
American Beauty (1999)
Well, I know, I know – American Beauty won Best Picture in this year. It was the best movie – I agree. But how was David Fincher’s Fight Club and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia does not prevent other nominations for? Beauty and The Beast was strong enough to get a Best Picture nomination in 1991 after Toy Story 2 didn’t win a single statue? He’s reviewed the best movie of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes! How can you forget that a prize like this animation masterpiece?
Good Will Hunting (1997)
How did Titanic win Best Picture? No one knows? I never met anyone who really liked this movie. The formula is currently rated almost a full ratings point higher than James Cameron’s Roman action drama on imdb. Not only was it better received film, but also by the critics. Rotten Tomatoes currently rates a giant in 82%, while the fishing good near perfect at 96% fresh.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 was a great year for movies. Forrest Gump could have won in any other year, I would be happy. But how it beat Pulp Fiction, quiz show and Shawshank Redemption?
Goodfellas has international (1990)
The film, which is considered one of the best 20 films of all time (on imdb and almost every list I’ve ever seen) lost to Kevin Costner’s directorial debut, dances with Wolves. The film, which I might add is not in the list of the best 200 movies ever (again, on imdb or any other list). When it comes to the Academy, Martin Scorsese was screwed more times than a whore. And can someone explain to me how the Godfather Part III got the nomination?
E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Richard Attenborough Gandhi reigned supreme, and for good reason – but Steven Spielberg in the film deserves the honor. But it wasn’t exciting, so lost.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Chariots Of Fire won four Oscars this year, the same amount as Indy’s first adventure. It’s a good movie, but not great. Forget about the Louis Malle film Atlantic City Broadway adaptation of On Golden Pond both earned nominations this year. They were the best movies? But at least the Raiders nominated for Best Picture…
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Empire received two nods and one technical win, but a nomination. How the Empire was ignored? A few years earlier, George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope earned a nomination for Best Picture. Empire was not good?
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Kramer vs. who?
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is a great movie but Jaws is the best. Call me a Spielberg fanboy or what you want, you know I’m right.
mean streets (1973)
Not only did Martin Scorsese’s first major film lose Sting, wasn’t even nominated. But don’t worry, George Lucas classic American Graffiti received a nomination instead. But fear not, the academy eventually Award Scorsese for less of the film. This is the way to do it.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece lost to Oliver! 2001 is considered one of the most influential in science fiction movies. It was definitely better than that crappy musical adaptation of Oliver Twist.
Ben-Hur survey of the House this year. Alfred Hitchcock classic is nowhere in sight. Nominated for art direction, film editing and writing, with statues. (imdb: #25 of all time, 100% on RT)
The third man (1949)
How all the King’s men beat one of the best movies of all time (#45 on imdb, 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).
“Citizen Kane” (1941)
I wasn’t a huge fan of Wells’ masterpiece, but a film journalist I see its place in filmmaking history. It is known to most as the greatest film of all time. It’s probably the most innovative in the work of film in the history of cinema. If anything, he at least deserved to win Best Picture. The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart, also passed that year Oscar.
city lights (1931)
Is considered Charlie Chaplin’s greatest film, the movie wasn’t even nominated for a technical award. Orson Welles said This is his favorite movie of all time. Stanley Kubrick said the lights of the city were the fifth favorite movie. Federico Fellini and Woody Allen have both praised referred to the film in their work.
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