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I predict this will win an Oscar for best animated film. I haven't seen it yet, but it looks good to me. The style is unique and the story is bold. If the Academy can't see that and gives the Oscar to yet another Disney piece of crap, then so be it.

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mechanical_lullaby at 5:50AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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Oh my… That looks absolutely fantastic. I'm going to have to find it and watch it somehow.

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Hawk at 9:02AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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It does look interesting.

But a trailer is no proof that a film deserves an Oscar. Plus, I think that Oscar is reserved for the Disney-Pixar “piece of crap” Ratatouille.
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Frostflowers at 9:12AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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I've never read Persepolis, though I've considered several times - even had it in my hand in the bookshop, but put it back down - and what I HAVE seen of it certainly makes me believe it deserves an Oscar.

But then, so does Ratatouille.
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crazyninny at 11:34AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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I've read Vol. 1 of Persepolis, and hope to get around to read Vol. 2 soon. It was a pretty good book, so I'm hoping to see the movie also.
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isukun at 2:39PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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There are a number of problems this movie will run into when it comes to the Oscars. Probably the biggest hurdle is that the Oscars are very much industry-based. In most categories, you'll find the movies with the biggest studio support tend to get nominated and win Oscars. You get quite a few high quality films that fall under the radar every year and are totally ignored by the Academy. This strikes me as being one of those films.

The other problem is that it's a foreign film (with a likely limited release) and the US release was scheduled for the day before the nomination ballots were sent out for the Oscars. That doesn't really give it much time to hit the public before people have to decide what films they want to see in each category. Unless a movie really makes an impact, hitting that end of the year period usually means you don't get noticed during the year when you're eligible for the award.
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lastcall at 3:02PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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There are a number of problems this movie will run into when it comes to the Oscars. Probably the biggest hurdle is that the Oscars are very much industry-based. In most categories, you'll find the movies with the biggest studio support tend to get nominated and win Oscars. You get quite a few high quality films that fall under the radar every year and are totally ignored by the Academy. This strikes me as being one of those films.

Yeah, I've noticed that with the Oscars. …Oh well, it looks like it won a bunch of awards at Cannes & other places, and that's what really counts.
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isukun at 3:51PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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I find the awards at places like Cannes tend to be more meaningful, anyway. The Oscars are more of a popularity contest these days than anything else. I have a professor who is on the board for animated shorts and he says it's managed pretty poorly. They don't even send him reels for the stuff he's supposed to review, he has to buy it all himself. They do send out reels for the more popular categories, but usually only for high profile films.
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Custard Trout at 11:37PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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It's black and white.

It's 2D.

It's subtitled.

It'll burn in movie hell.

It's a shame, but it'll happen.

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SarahN at 1:05AM, Jan. 10, 2008
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Hm! I'll have to see that…looks pretty interesting and different.
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Ziffy88 at 2:20PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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who cares about award shows anyways I rather hear about Critic's top movies.
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kingofsnake at 2:38PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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who cares about award shows anyways I rather hear about Critic's top movies.

Ratatoullie would still probably be tops on that list, critics LOVED that movie
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lastcall at 3:38AM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Ziffy88
who cares about award shows anyways I rather hear about Critic's top movies.

Ratatoullie would still probably be tops on that list, critics LOVED that movie

Well, it DID have a good message, as do all Pixar movies…the whole thing about “anyone can cook”–and my favorite line from the movie: “If you're focused on what you've left behind, you will not be able to see what lies ahead.”
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