Feb 23rd, 2004, 08:45 PM
Looks to be good.
If you don't know the story watch anyway - it's a fabulous true tale
THEN go out and rent the movie so you know why it got nominated for the Oscars :D
Feb 23rd, 2004, 10:23 PM
Honestly, I am not sure why Seabiscuit is nominated for some of the awards it is nominated for. I mean, it's a good movie, but not great.
I could see it winning Adapted Screenplay or Art Design, but not Best Picture and especially not Film Editing.
There are better candidates in almost every category that it is nominated in.
Feb 24th, 2004, 09:13 AM
I watched the program and enjoyed it.
I have not yet seen the movie, so I will leave comment on it until I do.
I hope viewing the program before the movie is not like reading a book and then seeing the movie. I am disappointed every time I do so.
Feb 24th, 2004, 12:49 PM
I read the book and watched the movie on the same day and enjoyed both.
Seeing the actual characters and events involved add another layer of enjoyment.
It's unlikely to win Best Picture as LOTR is way overdue. It DOES deserve the nominations and accolades it received.
In some ways like Chariots of Fire, a small but perfect gem, instead of a big flashy rock.
The Academy at times rewards this. Seabiscuit is an excellent example of the movie arts at it's finest. :cool:
Feb 24th, 2004, 01:44 PM
Don't get me wrong, it's a good movie. Deserving a nomination for best picture? Sure. Not to win though. It shouldn't be nominated for editing, and I am really glad it isn't nominated for Directing.
Odd though, I thought that Jeff Bridges would have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He seemed to be a favourite a few months ago.
Like I said though, Best Adapted Screenplay or Art Design sure, but not really any of the others.