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Was Persepolis cheated out of an Oscar
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Posted 10/26/08 , edited 10/26/08
I know it's been awhile since the Oscars but I watched Persepolis and loved it. I was shocked to learn that it had not gotten the Oscar for best animated movie. It's an incredibly deep movie about a girl who sees the fall of the Shah in Iran and grows up during the rise of Islamic Facism. It's done all in black and white with hand drawn back rounds and "flat" animation (cell animation). It also is very funny and incredibly mezmerizing.
Persepolis Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXHeKuBzPY
funny scene from the movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHfljybugk

It won the Jury prize at the Cannes film festival, but not best animated picture the Oscars. Ratatouille won instead (for everyone who's about to say the Ratatouille was fun and enjoyable, keep in mind that Persepolis is also fun and many parts are enjoyable, however it also is realistic and shows life and death under a opressive regime and is also very deep. It also happens to be a true story) Why did Ratatouille win? I can think of several reasons:

1.Pixar has picked up Oscars for that category since it was introduced with a few exceptions.

2.Persepolis is a foreign film (french) and there is a bias against foreign films in the Oscars

3.People think animation is for children and so the brighter shallow story won over the dark thought provoking film

4.The film sympathizes with communists (Marjane Satrapi's family are communist) and there is an unecessary fear of communists in the US. (The film isn't about communism as much as the characters are just communist)

5.Less exposure. Persepolis was shown in fewer theatures and mostly among art films while Ratatouille was shown all across the U.S.

What do you think? Have you seen Persepolis? Was it cheated and why?
Posted 10/26/08
The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.
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Posted 10/26/08

KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters
Posted 10/26/08

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KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.


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That looks really good, thanks for introducing it. Sorry I can't input but atleast you exposed one more interested person
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I know it's been awhile since the Oscars but I watched Persepolis and loved it. I was shocked to learn that it had not gotten the Oscar for best animated movie. It's an incredibly deep movie about a girl who sees the fall of the Shah in Iran and grows up during the rise of Islamic Facism. It's done all in black and white with hand drawn back rounds and "flat" animation (cell animation). It also is very funny and incredibly mezmerizing.
Persepolis Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXHeKuBzPY
funny scene from the movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHfljybugk

It won the Jury prize at the Cannes film festival, but not best animated picture the Oscars. Ratatouille won instead (for everyone who's about to say the Ratatouille was fun and enjoyable, keep in mind that Persepolis is also fun and many parts are enjoyable, however it also is realistic and shows life and death under a opressive regime and is also very deep. It also happens to be a true story) Why did Ratatouille win? I can think of several reasons:

1.Pixar has picked up Oscars for that category since it was introduced with a few exceptions.

2.Persepolis is a foreign film (french) and there is a bias against foreign films in the Oscars

3.People think animation is for children and so the brighter shallow story won over the dark thought provoking film

4.The film sympathizes with communists (Marjane Satrapi's family are communist) and there is an unecessary fear of communists in the US. (The film isn't about communism as much as the characters are just communist)

5.Less exposure. Persepolis was shown in fewer theatures and mostly among art films while Ratatouille was shown all across the U.S.

What do you think? Have you seen Persepolis? Was it cheated and why?


Who really knows. But foreign films kick ass. Especially french films. Pixar could be full of Nazi douche-bags that know nothing of true art and animation. In my opinion Pixar is very lame. Animation is not for children. Look at Family Guy. An animated show full of sexually ambiguity, drugs, controversial subjects, racism, and etc. The world basically hates communists. Politically its all hash hash but the hate is expressed through the sentiments of the people of countries. Despite the hate, it has pockets and pools of supporters around the world. Communism is very controversial. Look, if people don't see or are not in any way aware of the film then people are not going to know about it. Its that simple. Its all about money. You gotta pay to be exposed out in the world. Its most likely a low budget film that had little inspiration in the cinema world. The movie Borat was low budget but it got into pop culture because of its shock value. Look at Jackass and movies like that. Standards are so low for films and movies. Its about the physical drama and less story. Things like Iran, Islam, and etc are hot button topics and no one wants to touch them. Society would prefer to ignore Iran, Islam, and anything else associated with Islam. Its the world we live in. A world of over bloated civil rights being implemented and religious and ethnic sensitivity. You can't say anything edgy or controversial without coming off as a racist. Well at least South Park and Family Guy have their freedom.
Posted 10/26/08

KinkyHamster wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.




Hey, little Hamster.
Since when did you come off from Mr. Garrison's anus?
He misses you. Crawl back. Bad little hamster, bad.
Crawl back into Mr. Garrison.
Posted 10/26/08

whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.




Hey, little Hamster.
Since when did you come off from Mr. Garrison's anus?
He misses you. Crawl back. Bad little hamster, bad.
Crawl back into Mr. Garrison.

I came out to let you have your turn in his ass.
Posted 10/26/08

KinkyHamster wrote:


whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.




Hey, little Hamster.
Since when did you come off from Mr. Garrison's anus?
He misses you. Crawl back. Bad little hamster, bad.
Crawl back into Mr. Garrison.

I came out to let you have your turn in his ass.

Sorry, I'm not gay.
But you are, little hamster one.
Crawl back. woot woot Crawl back. woot woot
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Posted 10/26/08
Your film of choice losing != "being cheated."
Posted 10/26/08

whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.




Hey, little Hamster.
Since when did you come off from Mr. Garrison's anus?
He misses you. Crawl back. Bad little hamster, bad.
Crawl back into Mr. Garrison.

I came out to let you have your turn in his ass.

Sorry, I'm not gay.
But you are, little hamster one.
Crawl back. woot woot Crawl back. woot woot

How do you know that I am gay?
Have you sucked on my dick to check?
Even if you claim that my dick is the size of a match stick, you need to have proof to back it up.
Have you had fantasies about having my dick in your mouth?

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Posted 10/26/08

KinkyHamster wrote:


whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


whatsome wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

The rat from Ratatouille probably whored his ass out to the judges.


Hmmm I'm starting to wonder if the judges were other rodents........like hamsters

The rat had a tight ass.




Hey, little Hamster.
Since when did you come off from Mr. Garrison's anus?
He misses you. Crawl back. Bad little hamster, bad.
Crawl back into Mr. Garrison.

I came out to let you have your turn in his ass.

Sorry, I'm not gay.
But you are, little hamster one.
Crawl back. woot woot Crawl back. woot woot

How do you know that I am gay?
Have you sucked on my dick to check?
Even if you claim that my dick is the size of a match stick, you need to have proof to back it up.
Have you had fantasies about having my dick in your mouth?



And to think, you're only 14.
Posted 10/26/08


Proof?
Little Hamster, you had a couple of episodes in South Park where more than a million viewers watching it.

It must be hard for you. Don't worry. I'll treat you some ice cream.
Posted 10/26/08 , edited 10/26/08

whatsome wrote:



Proof?
Little Hamster, you had a couple of episodes in South Park where more than a million viewers watching it.

It must be hard for you. Don't worry. I'll treat you some ice cream.

That was not my dick.
If it was mine it wouldn't even be able to be captured by a camera unless it was 2 kilometers away.
So you admit that you were watching some rodents dick on south park.

Posted 10/26/08


**looks at your avi**
What dick?
I don't see one. Wait. Is that a dot?
I know you're worried about your sexual performance.
It's reasonable, come to think of it. You're just a tiny hamster, not a miracle worker.
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