November 20, 2009

'Crazy Heart', the movie that almost never came to movie screens but now is an Oscar contender...sound familiar?

If it does, that's because this film is taking a somewhat similar route that Slumdog Millionaire took last year. This article here in The New York Times does a really good job of breaking down how the film finally ended up coming out this year after flirting with disaster.
-Thoughts on the article and 'Crazy Heart' in general?

7 comments:

  1. I feel like this could do better than just a nomination for Bridges...

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  2. I feel like this could do better than just a nomination for Bridges...

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  3. thinking in high voice... Does Maggie`s performance kinda take a bit down the level of the film?

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  4. I agree that this looks like a powerful film, but it seems that the studio is going to push Bridges so hard for a Best Actor win that they might not worry to much about Best Picture or Adapted Screenplay. I'm sure the music will be recognized though.

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  5. They tend to push as a group, since FYC ads usually have a number of things they pitch, but yes, the focus will be on Bridges

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  6. Bridges will get a push for sure. It might just be pushed for its Acting in general (see Doubt from last year). However, the screenplay and music might be good enough to get some attention. The expansion to ten will help its chances in the best picture category. The Adapted category is stacked . . . As well as the Directing and Editing category.

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