Sunday, January 09, 2011

Never Quit ...

Even when it's futile:

Disney still flogging away at its 'Toy Story 3' best picture campaign

... [S]ince Disney has been going around everywhere pronouncing the film as the best-reviewed movie of the year, couldn't it have used a more serious critic to wax eloquent on the ad than Scott Mantz from "Access Hollywood"? ...

At Oscar time, you go with the reviewers you have, not the reviewers you wish you had (who failed to mention the feature's director.)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Lasseter?

Anonymous said...

Brenda Chapman?

Oh wait I forgot this is a Pixar film.

Anonymous said...

TS3's not "futile" because it's animated--
It's futile because it WAS the mainstream front runner this year, period, until everyone on the West Coast suddenly wanted to show off that they'd heard of Facebook...Just like Up vs. Hurt Locker last year, the last-minute crazed buffalo stampede has begun.

(And sad thing is, if Pixar "had" to win for something, this was the best symbolic chance--End of trilogy, big box-office, TS2 avenged...The Pixar-smitten voters aren't going to turn around and make up for it by giving it to Cars 2 next year, that much we KNOW.)

Anonymous said...

No--it's because it's not the best film of the year.

Anonymous said...

Doug Sweetland?

Anonymous said...

Men, this site is really infected by DreamWankers.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

I'd say it's infected by union members, being a union blog.

Reminder for those outside the industry who like to post here: Pixar is a non-union studio.

Steve Hulett said...

I might be union, but I live in the reality-based world. Animated films don't win "Best Picture" Oscars, now or ever.

But it's pretty to think otherwise.

Anonymous said...

But it's petty to think otherwise.

fix'd.

Anonymous said...

I thought "pretty" worked better.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 5:13:00 PM

You sir are an Asshole

Floyd Norman said...

Actually, there are only three of us here.

Steve, me and Anonymous.

alexslavich said...

"Animated films don't win "Best Picture" Oscars, now or ever."

Says the man who co-wrote "Katy the Caterpillar".

By the way, the same year you wrote "Katy", Peter Shaffer wrote "Amadeus", Robert Towne "Greystoke", David Lean "A Passage to India", Sam Shepard "Paris, Texas"...

Talk about the huge lack of talent of yours...

Someday, one animated movie will win, you'll see (obviously a good one, not one like "Katy").

Floyd can criticize anything he wants because he's a master story artist... but you... well... "Katy" speaks for you...

Anonymous said...

God, so much bitterness. Sometimes I'm embarrassed to be in this industry with schmucks like the one above. Steve gave his opinion, based on a long, deep knowledge of the industry and on over 80 years of Oscar history. Maybe he'll turn out to be wrong, but it won't be because he didn't write "Amadeus" a few decades ago.

By the way, by your logic, we should ignore you until you post your list of Oscar nominated films you've made. I'm waiting.

Anonymous said...

Your being kind by just calling him "bitter" try "rude", "ill-informed" and "douche-bag".

I fact he should just start signing his snotty messages alexslavich, DB for Douche-bag

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