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24th-Feb-2009 09:31 am
i'm mocking you
Firstly: HAPPY PANCAKE DAY. We haven't figured out how we're having pancakes around Sad Club tonight (silly Sad Club), but have Danny John Jules rapping badly:

Now, I haven't really cared about the Oscars since... forever, because even before I knew why, something about the kind of people who tended to win and the films and roles they won them for, has made me uncomfortable.

But I do want to know from anyone who might be able to tell me: Why did Danny Boyle win an Oscar on his own, and did Lovelean Tandan get a nomination?
24th-Feb-2009 10:10 am (UTC)
Maid Marian must be one of the best Children's TV programmes ever made.

Speak of the Pancake devil, Mum has just walked in with pancake ingredients!
24th-Feb-2009 10:53 am (UTC)
Oscar rules say that only one person can be nominated for Best Director (though the Coen Brothers collected their award together last time- I don't think they both got a nomination.)

Why this has to be so I don't really understand- at least the "Can't get the Nobel because you're dead" is logical. Tandan herself says:

"My credit is not 'Directed by'. It is 'Co-Director (India)'. I am greatly honoured by the credit I have been accorded"
"It would be a great injustice if the credit I have should have the effect of diminishing Danny Boyle's magnificent achievement."
24th-Feb-2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Ah. Maybe the Indian parts just weren't as well directed?
24th-Feb-2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Buggered if I know. Doesn't have spaceships, monsters or explosions so I won't be seeing it any time soon.

Some comments suggest they're some of the best bits.
24th-Feb-2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Talking of spaceships monsters and explosions, you'll come see Watchmen with me, Y/Y?
24th-Feb-2009 11:29 am (UTC)
24th-Feb-2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Does that mean that nobody told you about the Alien tech that Jamal had downloaded into his brain so he would know the answers? ;)
24th-Feb-2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think it was that they weren't directed as well (I myself didn't really notice a difference in quality of directing); I think it's more that Tandan's contribution was limited in how much directing she actually did - Boyle was still the major directorial influence.

Of course, one could always make the argument that the Oscar's are decided by a bunch of jumped up white men who like to nominate and award more jumped up white men but that would be taking the conversation in a completely different direction...
24th-Feb-2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Which obviously wasn't the conclusion I was trying to draw...
24th-Feb-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I believe you. Thousands wouldn't.

I honestly think that Tandan's lack of nomination is innocent given that she was 'just' a co-director.

(However I will admit that I didn't realise that it was so bad for female directors at the Oscar's until just now - only 3 female nominees and no winners in 81 years... hmmm... I'm going to continue having thinky thoughts about this topic...)
24th-Feb-2009 10:56 am (UTC)
Ahhh, Maid Marian. They don't make kids' shows like they used to, do they?
24th-Feb-2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Brilliant clip from brilliant show :)

I can't quite get my head around all the pre-made pancakes you can buy in the shops especially for the event. Doesn't that rather defeat the whole purpose? Poor kids, never getting the chance to stick a pancake to the ceiling, just opening a packet (again).
24th-Feb-2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Especially the ones that say "add an egg"

So what, that's dried milk and flour?
24th-Feb-2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, you think they even bothered putting some dried milk in there?

Maybe they should name it 'Wallpaper Paste Day' and you have the choice of adding some water to the flour so expensively provided or just going to Homebase and buying a piece of wall which already has wallpaper attached.

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