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User Info: thesmark

thesmark
3 months ago#1
Welcome everyone to the 3rd Quality Cinema Warrior Society Retro Awards! I am your temporary Retro Awards emcee Thesmark, and this time we’re looking back 35 years at the year of 1984. This year, we had 7 voters submit their ballots, which is actually down one from the previous two years. Nevertheless, let’s give a hand to everyone who participated!

@thesmark
@GrandTheftPikmin
@Step_In
@Wetwillies
@BigLargeHuge
@madadude
@rockus

Unfortunately, the website you use for embedding images in Gamefaqs, imgtc.ws, is down right now. So while I prepared images, some of them will not show up at the minute. However, they should all be good to go eventually, so I'll just put them in for now.

For past results in Retro/QCW awards you can check out these links.

2nd Retro (1955): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/1283-quality-cinema-club/77379282
1st Retro (1960): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/1283-quality-cinema-club/76817599
2nd 1st annual (2014): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/228-movies-home-media/73754150
1st annual (2015): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/73102774
3rd annual (2016): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/74905507
4th annual (2017): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/76354023
5th annual (2018): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77507475

Our first award will be for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The nominees are:

Elizabeth Berridge as Constanze Mozart in Amadeus
https://i.imgtc.ws/OGJM8BP.jpg
Melanie Griffith as Holly Body in Body Double
https://i.imgtc.ws/tzC39dZ.jpg
Nastassja Kinski as Jane Henderson in Paris, Texas
https://i.imgtc.ws/UL7oazG.jpg
Christine Lahti as Hazel Zanussi in Swing Shift
https://i.imgtc.ws/HL0HPtH.png
Margarita Lozano as Mariagrazia in Kaos
https://i.imgtc.ws/67GgVKG.png

And the winner is…

Nastassja Kinski! She was a nearly unanimous pick, with Griffith the only other nominee even in the ballpark.

Our next award is for Best Directorial Debut Film. The nominees are:

Martin Bell for Streetwise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGsGng2LCl8
Leos Carax for Boy Meets Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA-jdQIWGKA
Joel Coen for Blood Simple
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArfyHgKuzE
Alex Cox for Repo Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLGrXGEMOSo
Juzo Itami for The Funeral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUX3dXfDJpw

And the winner is…
Joel Coen! Note that the brothers did not share directorial credit until The Ladykillers, so the award technically only goes to Joel.

We did not receive enough votes in the Best Animated Film category to qualify as an actual award. However, since it received 3 votes for first place (the only 3 votes), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an honorary winner much like Primary was for Best Documentary in 1960.
My unending quest to review all 554 Best Picture Nominees: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77413506
Duke/Stanford/GSW/A's/Raiders
(edited 3 months ago)

User Info: madadude

madadude
3 months ago#2
Yay. Happy with these nominees so far, was unsure if Streetwise would be voted by anyone else for debut (it was my #1), and then Kinski and Griffith were my #1 and #2 so yeah, very nice.
http://www.last.fm/user/madadude17

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thesmark
3 months ago#3
Our next award is for Best Production Design. The nominees are:

Patrizia von Brandenstein and Karel Cerny for Amadeus
https://i.imgtc.ws/gN1dup1.jpg
Elliott Scott and Peter Howitt for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
https://i.imgtc.ws/OqM0RUT.png
Mitsuki Nakamura for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
https://i.imgtc.ws/dl2iPEb.jpg
Kate Altman for Paris, Texas
https://i.imgtc.ws/qCaCsK3.png
Maria Caso and George Costello for The Terminator
https://i.imgtc.ws/OrPC9UC.png

And the winner is…
Patrizia von Brandenstein and Karel Cerny for Amadeus! This is a remarkably conventional “Oscar-y” pick for our standards in this category, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Next is the award for Best Film Editing. The nominees are:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen & Don Wiegmann for Blood Simple
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pJdFkkeu0U
Gerald B. Greenberg & Bill Pankow for Body Double
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQh4tpOl-Oc
Peter Przygodda for Paris, Texas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y3FXclXvo8
Lisa Day for Stop Making Sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3A5CKkbH1o
Donna Bickerstaff & Jim Latham for Threads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0zL5whtUbg

And the winner is…
Lisa Day for Stop Making Sense! Usually voting for a documentary in editing feels unfair since that’s basically what documentaries are (even more than with fictional movies), but it’s a concert film and they only had 4 nights worth of film here compared with other docs that have hundreds and hundreds of hours of footage to pick and choose from.
My unending quest to review all 554 Best Picture Nominees: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77413506
Duke/Stanford/GSW/A's/Raiders

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thesmark
3 months ago#4
The image site has been down for over a day, so I'm just going to make sure this time and post external links to the images just in case this is more permanent.

Our next QCW Award is for Best Ensemble. The nominees are:

Amadeus, starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones and Charles Kay
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/38300000/Cast-Amadeus-tom-hulce-38326551-468-450.jpg
The Funeral, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai, Hideji Otaki and Chishu Ryu
https://worldfilmgeek.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/thefuneralstill.png?w=500
Love Streams, starring Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel and Al Ruban
https://vdp.mycdn.me/getImage?id=113111992902&idx=6&thumbType=32
Paris, Texas, starring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément and Hunter Carson
https://cinephiliabeyond.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/16-3.jpg?x13370
This is Spinal Tap, starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra and Bruno Kirby
https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/spinal-tap.jpg

And the winner is…
Amadeus! Excellent pick, I love everybody in this movie (okay, maybe not Jeffrey Jones on a personal level…).

And now the award for Best Documentary Film. The nominees are:

Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Antonio Gaudi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Gb9dbYYoA
Maximillian Schell’s Marlene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAwySztcrqQ
Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCXT5Fs-V10
Martin Bell’s Streetwise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGsGng2LCl8
Rob Epstein’s The Times of Harvey Milk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGYCk3vA-M

And the award goes to…
Stop Making Sense! Hey, it’s pretty good that we got 5 films that multiple people voted for in the category. If you haven’t watched some of these, I would personally recommend them all-Antonio Gaudi and The Times of Harvey Milk are on the Criterion Channel, while Stop Making Sense and Marlene are on Amazon Prime.
My unending quest to review all 554 Best Picture Nominees: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77413506
Duke/Stanford/GSW/A's/Raiders

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thesmark
3 months ago#5
Hmm...kind of a ghost town here, maybe the Fourth of July holiday? Anyway...

Here are the five nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0e/92/70/0e9270508516d1882f7716c89055a47e.jpg
John Cassavetes as Robert Harmon in Love Streams
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c2c0c74b05b7eee0d8f9ddab5b7a8209/tumblr_prrwbgnNsM1r1yqj1o1_1280.jpg
Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon in Secret Honor
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/SecretHonor4.jpg
Dudley Moore as Rob Salinger in Micki + Maude
https://66.media.tumblr.com/54a9189d42ddb8de13d3d831d6e0361c/tumblr_nkbal8EUwF1rqlmkso1_400.jpg
Harry Dean Stanton as Travis Henderson in Paris, Texas
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XLggo8jHW8oilSYLHs-WIaQ_vng=/0x0:1920x1080/1200x800/filters:focal(873x256:1179x562)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56813039/paris1.0.jpg

And the winner is…
Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas! The reason I’m putting this one early is to build suspense: will Stanton do the unthinkable and win both male acting categories in the same year? Find out soon!

Up next is the award for Best Cinematography. The nominees are:

Stephen H. Burum for Body Double
https://a.ltrbxd.com/resized/sm/upload/ub/m8/qh/ng/body-double-1200-1200-675-675-crop-000000.jpg?k=4c4e60de54
Jean-Yves Escoffier for Boy Meets Girl
https://filmuforia.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/boy-meets-girl.png
Robby Müller for Paris, Texas
https://wimwendersstiftung.de/media/PTX09cWWS1.jpg
Barry Sonnenfeld for Blood Simple
http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Blood-Simple-Cinematography.png
Gordon Willis for Broadway Danny Rose
https://www.classicmoviefavorites.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/broadway_danny_rose_1.jpg

And the winner is…
Robby Müller for Paris, Texas! While Müller’s work on Paris, Texas won in a landslide, he also got a first place vote for another film of his from this same year, Repo Man.
My unending quest to review all 554 Best Picture Nominees: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77413506
Duke/Stanford/GSW/A's/Raiders

User Info: BigLargeHuge

BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#6
Great stuff so far. Even some of the people I regretted not nominating wound up getting nominated, so that works.

Robby Muller was on fire. Did anyone get around to watching Body Rock or Tricheurs, the other two films he shot in 1984?
cabbage

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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#7
It seems weird to allow hand-drawn animation to compete in Production Design. I didn't know we were doing that. It's one thing to nominate a stop-motion film which still utilizes practical sets, but it's another thing altogether to nominate a film that's entirely unbound by the laws of physics or dimension or gravity or scale. I know it's still production design, but it doesn't seem fair somehow.
cabbage

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thesmark
3 months ago#8
^ We've asked that question before, and we never got a conclusive decision about it one way or the other. I guess the argument would be "how is this different than something like Avatar"? With modern CGI, those old limits are basically gone, although most Oscar winners in the category are primarily practical sets and props with added CG elements (Black Panther last year for example).
My unending quest to review all 554 Best Picture Nominees: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/77413506
Duke/Stanford/GSW/A's/Raiders

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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#9
Even if modern CGI adds a new wrinkle to the issue, we're voting on 1984, so the wrinkle doesn't really apply yet. It just seems unfair to the live-action production designers who are constrained by factors other than their own imaginations.

I'm not asking for a recount or anything. I'm just being an annoying pedant as usual.
cabbage

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wetwillies
3 months ago#10
Paris, Texas has one of my favorite bits of production design ever - the unfinished wall on Nastassja Kinski’s side of the booth. I’m glad it got nominated.
http://www.last.fm/user/wetwillies
We also would have accepted, "Tell me what you think of me."
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