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We won!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "Spotlight" won Best Picture last night. It deserves its own thread.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I rented it after golf and before the Oscars last night. It was very good. Overall, I think it was a pretty weak "best picture" field this year. I wasn't blown away by any of the nominated films. I'd have gone with The Big Short.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's interesting to me that most of my newspaper chums think about it as a movie about journalism. My non-journalism friends seem to see it first and foremost about the Catholic church.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Sure, it's about journalism...the journalism where a few good sources show up at your feet then you ask around and develop a few more and then you discover in the basement of your building what is in essence the high school annuals of your story targets, and, bang, Bob's your uncle.

    The Spotlight reporter team did great work and deserves every accolade, but I thought it made for a mediocre move.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I've seen other people gripe about that part of the movie, as well, and I don't get it. Stories are frequently hiding in plain sight. It's the lack of a "Deep Throat" here that makes this a superior process film to "All the President's Men," I think.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If The Big Short had won, would Ragu have started this thread?
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  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I like that's what was real about it. The story is under your nose for years and you don't see it. And most stories like that need some kind of documentation so that the bosses will allow it to go into print.
    Dick Whitman likes this.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No matter what movie won, a journalist wouldn't have started a thread.
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