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Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

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Post by Katiedot on Sat Aug 10 2013, 11:13

It's sounding promising . . .

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Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

by Michael West | 09 August 2013

The Monuments Men remains the favorite for Best Picture, though not by much.

George Clooney's latest assault on the Hollywood awards' season, The Monuments Men, remains the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars in February 2014 following the release of the first trailer this week.

Directed and co-written by the popular actor, the movie is based on the incredible and at times unbelievable story of a special unit formed in World War II to save rare antiques, art and architecture from destruction.

Clooney also plays the lead role, a man tasked with pulling together a team of curators and historians - played by Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and Bob Balaban - and attempting to mould them into a fighting force.
The first trailer as a definite Inglorious Basterds feel to it, though there's the drama and intensity of Clooney's previous hit, Argo, in there too, as well as a smattering of humor.

"I seem to have stepped onto a landmine" says Matt Damon's James Rorimer to Clooney's George Stout, "Why would you do something like that?" comes the reply. Seconds later, Goodman's character walks into shot, "What we got?" "Lieutenant here appears to have found himself on top of an unexploded land mine," says Clooney. "Why would you do something like that?" asks Goodman.

To say there's Oscar buzz about this movie would be doing it somewhat of a disservice, though it's probably sensible to assume the bookmakers have it as the market leader based on its impressive cast, and Clooney's connection to Argo.

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Currently, it's the 11/2 favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars, which suggests, well, that the bookmakers don't really have a clue who's going to win. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts' August: Osage County is almost on terms with the World War II drama at 6/1, while the Idris Elba starring Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is 7/1.

In fact, David O'Russell's American Hustle, Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips and Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave are all offered at short prices before we even begin to consider outsiders.

"It's a really great script that George wrote with Grant Heslov and it's a really fun cast, it's a really cool group of people, so I'm excited," said Matt Damon in a recent interview.

Monuments Men opens on December 18, 2013 - pinnacle Oscar-bait period.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Nicky80 on Sat Aug 10 2013, 11:34

Yeah I'm excited like anyone else. Can't wait to see the movie. and he hopes he wins the Oscar. He deserves it after hard work.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by it's me on Sat Aug 10 2013, 11:59

MM and August Osage Country
He is against himself Shocked 
LOOL!


Great words anyway
And I am sure ppl will appreciate his humor
The best way to encourage ppl to go to cinemas!

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by fava on Sat Aug 10 2013, 15:08

Nicky80 wrote:Yeah I'm excited like anyone else. Can't wait to see the movie. and he hopes he wins the Oscar. He deserves it after hard work.
Hard work doesn't win Oscars. The movie has to be good (hopefully great). I think all the award talk is premature (and part of the hype and publicity campaign). We will all have to wait to see the movie. (I remember Leatherheads.....)

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Lighterside on Sat Aug 10 2013, 15:16

I think it's going to be his best work to date and that's saying something.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Joanna on Sat Aug 10 2013, 16:56

I hate all the Oscar talk already.
It can jinx things IMO.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Lighterside on Sat Aug 10 2013, 19:01

I agree Jo, I think it gets people up in arms that it's already fixed and that perception doesn't help anyone.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Carla97 on Sat Aug 10 2013, 20:34

I think he should win the oscar.

Hoorah! 

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by it's me on Sat Aug 10 2013, 21:08

Too early to talk about it
IMO

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by silly girl on Wed Sep 04 2013, 01:12

The Gold Derby has it at 14/1 for winning the Oscar. Go to the link to see the competition and make your own predictions...

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Blog: News & Views
Will 'The Monuments Men' be 17th war film to win Best Picture at Oscars? [Gallery]

It's no surprise that war movies have done so well at the Oscars, winning Best Picture 16 times over 85 years. They provide everything a voter needs to see of the three essential elements: range, impact and empathy. This genre offers heroism, toughness, surprise, suffering and even death.
Will George Clooney's new film "The Monuments Men" be the next war-themed Best Picture champ? Vote below using our easy drag-and-drop menu.
The movie, due out in December, boasts an all-star cast led by Clooney and three other Oscar winners -- Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin -- as well as Emmy winner John Goodman and Oscar nominee Bill Murray. The story centers on an Allied group during World War II saving art and cultural items before they are destroyed by the Nazis.
At the bottom of this post, take a tour through our photo gallery below featuring tributes to the 16 Best Picture winners that were set in a time of war. They range from the first film to win this prize -- the WWI epic "Wings" (1928) -- to the most recent -- "The Hurt Locker" (2009), which was set during the Iraq war.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Mazy on Wed Sep 04 2013, 02:14

Thanks SG I put my predictions in.Cheerleader Cheerleader Cheerleader

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by ktsue2002 on Wed Sep 04 2013, 02:19

I hope he wins too!!! Go Mr. Oscar King!!! love1 Not worthy Hoorah! Cheerleader Yahooooo Yahooooo Yahooooo 

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by silly girl on Thu Sep 12 2013, 20:02

New article about it's Oscar chances:
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Oscars 2014 Predictions: The Star-Studded 'Monuments Men'
by Jack de Aguilar | 12 September 2013
We assess the World War II film's chances come February 2014.
In the 1940s, a group of men unite to try and save history in the alternative World War II epic that is The Monuments Men. They’re not attempting to bring down the Fuhrer, infiltrate a lab to steal secrets or secure a key territory in the fight against fascism though; they’re preserving culture by protecting the architecture and history of an endangered people.


The film is led by a ridiculous cast, consisting of the Oscar darling George Clooney, the ever-busy Matt Damon, the irrepressible Cate Blanchett, cult comedy heros Bill Murray & John Goodman, and the multi-talented Bob Balaban.
Having triumphed in a backroom role with Argo at last year’s Oscars – he proudly smiled behind a frantic Ben Affleck – Clooney is very much taking center stage with Monuments Men. He writes, directs, produces and stars in the period comedy-epic, meaning an Academy Award for any one of those disciplines is all but inevitable.
It looks beautiful, too. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael – the man behind the visuals in The Descendends, Walk the Line and The Pursuit of Happiness – and the vast camera department have produced a rich tapestry on which the screen talent will apply intricate patterns. Don’t be surprised to see cinematography and editing nomination come its way.
As so is often the case, big name films with fancy trailers can crash and burn when people actually see the full-length feature. We’re handed out statuettes to films based on sleek 1m30s snippets before, and we won’t be tempted to do it again.
Saying that, we will absolutely be tempted into handing out nearly every award for Monuments Men. Best Actor, fill your boots Clooney. Fancy a Best Supporting gong? Well Damon, Blanchett and Murray are all in the queue for that one. And when it comes to the Best Picture and Best Director nods, well, let’s just say Clooney shouldn’t shave that moustache off just yet. Grab your combs, fellas.

We Like: an original twist on a well-trodden path, the magnificent cast, Clooney’s facial hair.

We don’t like: the lofty expectations that threaten to doom this picture.

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Nicky80 on Thu Sep 12 2013, 20:46

Thanks SG, sounds so positive. Can't wait to watch that movie Very Happy 

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Lighterside on Thu Sep 12 2013, 21:11

YAY...Excellent review! Thanks SG Thumbs up! 

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Carla97 on Thu Sep 12 2013, 21:21

My crystal ball is telling he will win. I believe he will. And that ball has been right 3 days in a row- fantastic week. Smile

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Maggy on Thu Sep 12 2013, 22:09

Nicky80 wrote:Thanks SG, sounds so positive. Can't wait to watch that movie   Very Happy 
Me too cheers 

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Re: Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Remains Oscar Favorite After Trailer Release

Post by Joanna on Fri Sep 13 2013, 00:15

Oh dear......I hope it's not putting the kiss of death
on the film.

Too much too soon me thinks !

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