Note Pad Archive for December, 2005

311 Feature Films Vie for 2005 Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA — Three hundred eleven feature films will compete for the Academy Award® for Best Picture of 2005, it has been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Marking a 16.5% increase from 2004, the 2005 total of eligible features marks the first time in 32 years that as many…

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Academy Announces Visual Effects Competitors

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films in consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 78th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Batman Begins” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”…

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42 Songs Compete for 78th Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 42 original songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are being considered for the 78th Academy Awards®. The original songs, along with the motion picture, are listed below in alphabetical order: “Along the River” from “End of the Spear” “Angels Talk”…

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Golden Globe Nods

Best Picture Drama Brokeback Mountain The Constant Gardener Good Night, and Good Luck A History of Violence Match Point Best Picture, Musical/Comedy Mrs. Henderson Presents Pride Prejudice The Producers Squid and Whale Walk the Line Best Director Woody Allen, Match Point George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck Peter Jackson, King Kong Ang Lee, Brokeback…

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Harry Potter Arrives

They actually tried to deliver the film last Thursday… but what is of interest is that the 154 mminute movie showed up on two discs, not one.

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BFCA Nominations

It’s that kind of year… Anything can happen. BEST PICTURE Brokeback Mountain Capote Cinderella Man The Constant Gardener Crash Good Night, and Good Luck. King Kong Memoirs of a Geisha Munich Walk the Line BEST ACTOR Russell Crowe – “Cinderella Man” Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Capote” Terrence Howard – “Hustle & Flow” Heath Ledger –…

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NYT’s David Brooks Complains That Munich Doesn’t Embrace The Notion Of A Black & White Evil

Op-Ed Columnist What ‘Munich’ Left Out By DAVID BROOKS Published: December 11, 2005 Every generation of Americans casts Israel in its own morality tale. For a time, Israel was the plucky underdog fighting for survival against larger foes. Now, as Steven Spielberg rolls out the publicity campaign for his new movie, “Munich,” we see the…

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Madagascar Nominated for People’s Choice Award

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NBR Delays: The Press Release

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Dear Journalists, Editors, Marketing and Publicity representatives — Due to an incomplete eligibility mailing to the National Board of Review screening committee, and in fairness to all eligible films, filmmakers and actors, the NBR is postponing its Awards announcement until Monday morning, December 12th. In consideration of the incomplete nature of…

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Fistbiscuit Returns!

Hmmmm… Cinderella Man DVD tagline… “The odds were against him… his comeback was incredible… and the story is true.” Oscar nominee Seabiscuit‘s ad theme… “The horse is too small, the jockey too big, the trainer too old, and I’m too dumb to know the difference.”

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Screener Count – Dec 1

Via BFCA – 35 films so far… no Fox, no Sony, and no Universal. Some Academy members have received Walk The Line and In Her Shoes, but not The Family Stone.

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You’d Have To Be Drunk To Vote For…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump