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Old 02-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #16
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It's going to be VERY difficult to change the system, but this screw-over at the Oscars could be the start of something big. Perhaps this huge snub will light the fire.

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #17
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Agreed with above posters, the Life of PI guys should have voiced their concerns right off the bat, not at the end. That would leave a memorable impact instead of people thinking they were cut off for speaking too long. Fail on their part too IMHO.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:16 AM   #18
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The Muppets need to host the Oscars next year.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:20 AM   #19
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A few things:

1) The Academy had already put the spotlight on the VFX Crisis by awarding Best VFX to Rhythm & Hues. In my opinion, this was a brave move from the Academy. if this was another country, I don't think R&H would have been allowed to win anything.

2) The fact they were pushed out is generating a lot of reactions from news media. The bankruptcy of R&H is already public information.

All in all, I think Scott Ross' vision of things getting noticed is happening on its own.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:28 AM   #20
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A few things:


2) The fact they were pushed out is generating a lot of reactions from news media. The bankruptcy of R&H is already public information.


that's true! hopefully the outrage will make a lot of noise! It's still disgusting that Anne H gets 10 mins to recite her address book for cutting off her hair while VFX artists get cut off after seconds..
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A few things:

1) The Academy had already put the spotlight on the VFX Crisis by awarding Best VFX to Rhythm & Hues. In my opinion, this was a brave move from the Academy. if this was another country, I don't think R&H would have been allowed to win anything.

The Academy votes in November and December and AFAIK there was no notice that R&H were going into bankruptcy at that time.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 AM   #22
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that's true! hopefully the outrage will make a lot of noise! It's still disgusting that Anne H gets 10 mins to recite her address book for cutting off her hair while VFX artists get cut off after seconds..

This. Is what I saw. Nobody can convince me they got the same amount of time as others. They were cut off period. Sure, they should have started with the protest perhaps, but come on they wanted to enjoy the spotlight as well and thank their families.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:58 AM   #23
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This. Is what I saw. Nobody can convince me they got the same amount of time as others. They were cut off period. Sure, they should have started with the protest perhaps, but come on they wanted to enjoy the spotlight as well and thank their families. Who knew the band would begin playing as soon as they mentioned the VFX industry 15 seconds in...

Reading through BBC and CNN comments there's not a single mention of it by anyone so far. It will be business as usual tomorrow.
 
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Reading through BBC and CNN comments there's not a single mention of it by anyone so far. It will be business as usual tomorrow.


yes there was...i posted the comment they wrote (bbc) on the live feed on the news site.
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'Jaws' Music Cuts Off 'Life Of Pi' Visual Effects Team Oscar Speech (VIDEO)
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'Jaws' Music Cuts Off 'Life Of Pi' Visual Effects Team Oscar Speech (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...f=entertainment

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Westenhofer attempted to highlight the issue on stage inside the Oscars on Sunday, but the speech had already exceeded the allotted time limit.

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The "Jaws" theme song is being used to play people off tonight. Love it? Or is the #OSCARS just out of control at this point? You tell us!

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Ok Nicole Kidman mouthing "poor thing" when the Jaws music played was the best line of the night. #oscars

Reactions like these do make the light of the situation. The general public will not be aware of the real issue.

My point is that they had a perfect platform to highlight the issue in the VFX industry and treatment of artists. Millions of people were watching, they won the award and had a right to speak. This will not happen again for a long while.

Anyways, those are my 2 cents.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #27
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Reactions like these do make the light of the situation. The general public will not be aware of the real issue. Anyways, those are my 2 cents.


Maybe its not about getting the entire general public aware, but rallying the industry together to fight a major problem? For what it's worth, my facebook is lighting up on the issue. Shrug.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:04 AM   #28
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My sympathies for all the R&H folks, I hope this is not the end of it. Outrageous.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:21 AM   #29
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The Muppets need to host the Oscars next year.


I'd be more inclined to watch if they did.
Chucky the doll and Jason Vorhees were presenters at an awards show in the early 90s. Jason had a big machete and was dressed in rags. Chucky showed more class--he had a white tuxedo.
Was hoping it was on youtube but only the show intro is there.

If a psychotic doll can do it I think Kermit should be given a chance.
 
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A few sparks on my facebook feed about the jaws cut-off. The general public may think it was funny and they were going too long, but people in vfx and film geeks noticed. The introduction was very strange as well, anyone know what was going on there, it looked either terribly scripted, or they got told not to make a joke and robert didn't get the message.
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