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Which Best Picture-nominated drama do you prefer?

Poll ended at Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:30 am

L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
6
7%
L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
6
7%
L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
6
7%
L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
6
7%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
15
18%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
15
18%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
15
18%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
15
18%
 
Total votes : 84

Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption

Postby zeek on Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:18 pm

No surprise here. Shawshank gets my vote. As Casey rightly says, LAC just pales in comparison.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption

Postby HelloBrian on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:44 pm

LA Confidential. I think Shawshank is overated :PP (I like it but Top Movie on IMDB :hmm: ?!)
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption

Postby Sandiwich11 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:35 pm

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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption

Postby Brookie on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:47 am

Finli Otego wrote:One of the few scenes in a movie that can make me a little misty-eyed:
"Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called "The Brewer" and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It's hard work and I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don't think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might just show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he's okay and makin' new friends. I have trouble sleepin' at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun, an, an rob the Foodway so they'd send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it, sort of like a bonus. I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time. I've decided not to stay. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me."

Oh my gosh I totally bawl everytime I see that scene.

:cry: :cry: :cry:

The best scene of the movie overall for me was when the warden throws the rock at the pinup picture and then it just echoes and they rip the poster off to see the tunnel that he dug. Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of **** smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile. And then the scene following where it shows him standing in the rain....gaaah beautiful.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption

Postby DestinyFound on Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:30 am


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Re: Movie Cup: LA Confidential vs. Shawshank Redemption CLOSED

Postby Hatebox on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:25 pm

Geez, real pity Shawshank's winning.
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