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Parasite (South Korean movie) wins Oscar's best picture, but ...

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OK, first of all I haven't seen all of the competitive films this year but I have seen Parasite. It definitely deserves awards up the wazoo. A truly incredible movie.

 

But I'm kind of confused. 

 

I always saw the Oscars as basically a promotion vehicle for the American movie industry particularly HOLLYWOOD. 

There were categories for foreign films and that was great, but a foreign language film would never win best picture, or even generally even be nominated.

 

Perhaps exceptions for Mexican movies as the culture in L.A. is so linked to Mexico. 

 

So now I guess that's totally over. I don't really have a problem with that but it still feels kind of strange. 

 

Also so why even have foreign film categories at all going forward if foreign films are eligible for all the other categories, which I assume they are if a foreign film can win best picture?

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1 minute ago, UbonThani said:

Is it about farangs in Pattaya?

Not specifically. 

The Oscars are part of international entertainment and many expats here watch many of the movies that were nominated or won at the Oscars either at home or in the local Thai cinemas.

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Not specifically. 

The Oscars are part of international entertainment and many expats here watch many of the movies that were nominated or won at the Oscars either at home or in the local Thai cinemas.

Do they? Most of them are garbage.

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5 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Do they? Most of them are garbage.

Them meaning the movies or the expats?

Anyway, I would definitely recommend Parasite as definitely not garbage.

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2 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Films in general. They rehash the same ideas.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, many or most do, especially the comic book franchise movies that are commercially dominant. 

But I can assure there really are great and original movies being made today as well. 

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What the "Joker" did not win, how can that be!!!!!!!!!!

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4 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Havent seen one for years.

Well, most of what they show in the Thai cinemas is the kind of <deleted> that you refer to. But there are other sources where you can find more interesting stuff. 

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Well deserved, best movie this year.

So many great Korean movies were made the last 20 years.

I've seen most of them. Have you?

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