Friday, October 17, 2008

How Do You Define Best Picture at Awards Daily

People are apparently thinking about Best Picture a lot these days. In my last post, I briefly went over what I thought a Best Picture movie was and voila! Awards Daily has an entry where they asked critics how they define Best Picture. It's worth taking a look at for all of those who are interested. I am particularly intrigued by the long response by Scott Foundas who really works through lots of the issues. Similar to what I was doing, except Foundas-style. (I typically like Foundas, for the record, and agree with a lot of what he says. My guess is if you don't like him to start with, you won't like the response much. Either way, though, I think it most fully incorporates everything that Oscars and awards shows are about. He's asking for a beating posting that on Awards Daily though...)

3 comments:

j.white said...

I've always defined the Best Picture as "A movie that's (usually) pretty good, sometimes great, but tends to be a well-made embodiment of 'Hollywood' excellence rather than great cinema." Meaning, basically, that the pic may be somewhat daring (but never too much so), and it's never too far outside the system. Some people call me a cynic.

Brandon Colvin said...

I wish they maintained the two award format, only giving a single, united award when a single film was deserving of both. That would be much more interesting.

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I wish they maintained the two award format, only giving a single, united award when a single film was deserving of both. That would be much more interesting.