Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Movies That Should Have Won Best Picture
Boxer is taking a break this month (and maybe longer?) and the Milk River Madman has graciously offered to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is MOVIES THAT SHOULD HAVE WON BEST PICTURE. This is an excellent theme. I did a little looking and realized that 1976's Rocky beat out Taxi Driver for best picture. What? I mean, Rocky is a good rah-rah sports underdog movie, but De Nero's performance in Taxi Driver was stellar. So off I went to find the clips and I actually found the "screwheads" and the "bloody finger gun to the head" scenes. Perfect, I'll write this up and I'm done.
But something was nagging at me. Wasn't there another film that I liked that was made in 1976? Research again. Well, there was Network - meh, except for the "mad as hell" quote a pretty forgettable movie. There was also All the President's Men - boring. And Carrie which was kind of scary for me because I was graduating high school right around then, but it had some good nudity. Then I remembered. The best western/civil war movie EVER MADE - The Outlaw Josey Wales.
How this movie didn't get nominated for best picture and best supporting actor (Chief Dan George) is beyond me. It did, however, get nominated for best music, original score and lost to The Omen. Best music, really? Other than the opening song and Rose of Alabamy, I never realized there was any music in this movie because of all the gun fire. Anyway, here's the movie trailer followed by the best line (and there are many - Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining comes to mind) in the whole movie.
This short commercial clip is funny as hell.
Go on over and see the Madman to see what other movies were snubbed by the academy.
And not that I have anything against the Madman but:
Boxer! Come back!