Sunday, February 25, 2007
Which is why I'm a lousy Oscar forecaster
"The Lives of Others" -- not "Pan's Labyrinth" -- wins best foreign language film. (And my money was on "Children of Men" for cinematography.)
Unbelievable!
Hey, we all are (poor forecasters). Pan should've won and I'm still reeling from Arkin. Of course, my bet was on THANK YOU FOR SMOKING for screenplay and it wasn't even nominated.
haaaaaaaaa!!!! you miss.
I never heard of such movie (The Lives of Others) before tonight. If Hollywood is supposed to be impressed with both art achievement and box-office grossings, they got this one grossly wrong. "El Laberinto del Fauno" should've won best foreign film. Period.
Hurray for Pan's...altho I'm not their demographic target (49, single mom)...i've seen it three times. First to preview before 2nd taking my 14yo son and 3rd so he could see it again with friends. so I had to go to be the adult!

It was Panonemal! Can't wait for thr DVDs!
Isn't it a bit thick to comment saying a movie should have won without even having seen the other one?? The reason why news of "The Lives of Others" are less wide spread untill now, only seem to be because it is a foreign movie not directed in Spanish nor English. So what? I know " El Laberinto del Fauno" is a great movie, so is "Das Leben der Anderen". It took us all by surprise here in Germany, but Florian well deserved it, such a complex story, such a well written script!
"The Lives of Others" is very timely as it is a film about how individuals' lives are spied upon.
My bet was on "Children of Men" for cinematography too. Just an amazingly filmed movie. Go rent it.PEACE
Either Laberinto or Das Leben Der Anderen could (and should) have been competing for the best film award.

Why are foreign language films ghettoised regardless of quality? There are plenty at the very highest level over recent years: the two above, Der Untergang, City of God, Amelie, etc etc
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