1056 Moonstruck

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Roscoe
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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#26 Post by Roscoe » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:17 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:03 am
My mother's comment during the Awards ceremony wasn't meant as an insult. We actually had watched the Sonny & Cher show regularly & enjoyed it. Her comment was that her performance in that film didn't require great skill. Mind you she was competing with Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons, though Fatal Attraction also was that year,
Actually, no, Glenn Close was nominated for FATAL ATTRACTION that year -- Close was nominated for DANGEROUS LIAISONS the following year, and lost to Jodie Foster.

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#27 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:10 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:03 am
My mother's comment during the Awards ceremony wasn't meant as an insult. [...] Her comment was that her performance in that film didn't require great skill.
One might argue that...this is indeed an insult. Oftentimes the performances that are the most effortless required incredible skill. We take for granted that one can just naturally appear as oneself on camera in a film. Even the most charismatic person in real life can look dull and dismal on film. There's no lack of critics who have made these points.

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#28 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:45 pm

I don't see Cher playing herself. As Ribs stated she is not Italian, plus she was raised in California. I don't see any connection between Cher and Loretta Castorini. She was excellent in portraying all the nuances and quirks of that Italian American character. I get the sense that Lowry_Sam had less of a cinematic connection to the New Yorky Italian American famiglia experience and chose to express it through Cher's performance

I am thrilled this thread by and large has been very positive about this release. It's one of my favorites from the 80s (probably top 10 if I make a list)

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#29 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:36 pm

Let’s say it’s even true (which I don’t agree with). How many Chers are there in the world? One. What’s wrong with rewarding Cher for being Cher if that was everyone’s favorite perf that year? Like some others have weighed in, I think Holly Hunter deserved it more that year, but you can’t get very upset about Cher winning (or so I thought), as it’s a very warm and likable perf. Who else in the industry would have played the role as well that year?

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#30 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:05 pm

Also if we play the game that the Oscar goes to the actor who had a string of fine performances that did not get honoured previously Cher had been in Silkwood and Mask, and 1987 was really her peak year in cinema since she was also in both Suspect and big popular hit of The Witches of Eastwick. Add the reported quality of Moonstruck itself and the Best Actress momentum seems almost overwhelming and unstoppable in that situation.

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#32 Post by jazzo » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:23 pm

Would have also accepted "Beaverstruck"

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#33 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:53 pm

If I ever abuse my mod powers, it will be to banish everyone who posts DVDBeaver links with the word "beaver" inserted into the title. So actually, judges? ***buzzer sound***

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#34 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:08 pm

"Beaverstruck" should be reserved for when DVDBeaver reviews the AC/DC discography.

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#35 Post by barbarella satyricon » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:44 pm

Toozestruck [-X

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Re: 1056 Moonstruck

#36 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:52 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:53 pm
If I ever abuse my mod powers, it will be to banish everyone who posts DVDBeaver links with the word "beaver" inserted into the title. So actually, judges? ***buzzer sound***
Some times a little abuse of power can go a long way

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