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24 comments to “Up In The Air Author Snubbed By Oscar!!”

  1. YUCK says – reply to this


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    I love how you post your direct tweets to celebs on your blog and they never tweet back to you, pigz you are just a cockroach.

    **



  2. 2

    Yeah paramount and the smurfs from Avatar are real. Like we really believe that shiz!



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    Does that guy have any teeth? YUCK — you are too funny.. Calling it like it is. haha



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    I saw the movie before I read the book and the only thing that they have in common is the title, the female love interest and the main character. Other then that, they are completely different stories. As a matter of fact I had to trudge through the book most of the time because it reminded me of a psycho blabbering.



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    Oh god. Obviously not. What a profound lack of understanding about the process of adaptation between artistic mediums. It is the height of irony that the author of "Los…t in the Meritocracy" would be so unapologetic about his fixation on prestige and accolades. His indignation is bizarre and corrupt.

    I hope that Kirn doesn't seriously believe that writers whose work is optioned for interpretive projects ought to heed his preposterous "caution" (of what by the way? having inflated, self-important expectations? of writing in the first place for fear of not getting to go to the Oscars?). Nauseating.



  6. 6

    Up in the air is a boring movie as George Clooney is !



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    Why would the Academy do something as classy as acknowledging/inviting the people who created the story??

    If you want a fun drinking game for the Oscars, do a shot every time an actor/producer/director doesn't give thanks to the screenwriter or novelist when an accepted the Oscar. You'll have alcohol poisoning by the end of the ceremony.

    On a separate note, Tim Robbins is one of the few people who actually thanked the novelist and screenwriter before mentioning the director and producers on Mystic River. Wow.

    DEAR WALTER KIRN,
    Get an invite, then do a no-show. Say something more important came up like watching an Iron Chef America rerun.
    All the best,
    MFE



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    The Oscars are full of crap because you will see folks there strolling the red carpet who arent even actors or actresses like David Beckham or Posh Spice and Paris, or folks that havent made a movie in years like Lindsay. Its truly stupid. Take one of their seats away for the real talent!!



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    Re: DSummerfan
    The movie is boring, the book isn't. A crappy book is rarely greenlighted for adaptation. Blame the director and big-name actor for exerting their influence because the writer rarely has any input.

    Ever read the book Fast Food Nation? The movie was some bore-anus creature that seemed to have no ties to the book other than the title. Perfect example.



  10. 10

    That is total bull shi*. He deserves to be there!



  11. 11

    fucking lame. he should have been one of the first people invited.



  12. 12

    Spell check is a good thing, Pervez.



  13. 13

    Re: Mrs. Film Editor – The book was boring and psycho babbling, the movie actually made it an interesting story.



  14. 14

    Re: VegasD – Hey D
    What do you think about the housing situation in Vegas? Has it already bottomed out? or do you think prices will drop even lower?



  15. 15

    Cut and paste this from the NY Post.



  16. 16

    up in the air is boring as hell



  17. 17

    There would be no film without his book, so he should be a priority.



  18. 18

    Sorry, but his book is not nominated - a screenplay based on his book is. And that screenplay is very very different from the book in a lot of ways.



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    he derserves to go, but i must say, the book is terrible!



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    Re: Mrs. Film Editor – wrong! PS i love you was made into a movie and that book is atrocious.



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    Re: Mrs. Film Editor – wrong! PS i love you was made into a movie and that book is atrocious.
    AND don't forget all of Nicolas Sparks's books…
    Plenty of crappy books are greenlighted for adaptation



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    It is very disrespectful.The Man came up with the idea and wrote the tale and poured his heart and soul into the words. He deserves to go more then any actor, director, producer and so on.



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    Fuck the producers and exects. They did not write it! HE DID! GIVE HIM THE SEAT!!! WITHOUT THEM THEY WOULDN'T HAVE THE OPRATUNITY TO GO TO THE OSCARS. If he goes, he better get a good seat because I am sick and tired of the books writers get shoved in the corner agianst the wall, all the way in the back to make room for people who aren't even nominated, presenting or talking in general. That's just wrong to shove someone who RETIRED from acting and isn't taking part in the ceramony just so they can have a good fucking look. It sickens me…

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: stellagranos – The author started it all. Of course he should be invited, but this is Hollyweird. I guess authors who sign agreements to adapt their book will need to put Oscar invite right into their contract, or they might be sh*t outta luck. (I think it's just an oversight.)