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guitarfool2002

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Paul Dano:
http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2015/09/oscars-2016-best-supporting-actor-is-crowded-already/


Elizabeth Banks:
http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2015/09/oscars-2016-best-supporting-actresses-and-their-anchors/




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Holy cow, this looks promising.

Makes me want to watch the movie again.

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Me too! And I think it is great to see Elizabeth Banks getting more notice in terms of awards for her performance, she was terrific. The opening scene in the Cadillac - re-watch it for the acting itself, interplay between actors in a sparse, claustrophobic space devoid of any major set designs or props, and it's two actors playing off each other beautifully.

Paul Dano for me is an absolute no-brainer, he NAILED the role and some of his facial expressions and body movements minus any dialogue in certain scenes were as spot-on in terms of acting as any other performance I've seen this year. Watch the look on his face after "Hal Blaine" tells him "you're touched, kid"  in his pep talk outside the studio, and see if Paul Dano didn't capture any number of the emotions Brian (or any of us) would have in a similar situation with a few perfectly played facial expressions. One of the best scenes in the film.

I'd campaign for John Cusack too, he nailed it.

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Seems like a lot of competition at Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor. I think Paul Dano got the more poignant period in terms of Brian Wilson's life and career. I got lost in his performance. He was Brian Wilson. The visuals and the score soared above the discography and the personal story (with which I'm so familiar). The director, the screenplay, the sound mixing, the actors who told the story. Clearly everyone created this baby together.

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I've also seen buzz about the film and the Oscar noms on various TV shows, Dano's name came up several times, and like I said earlier it's great to see Elizabeth Banks' name getting mentioned too. They deserve it, as does Cusack and the film itself in a variety of categories.

Non-acting categories, I cannot think of another film this year that would be more deserving in the audio, scoring, and mixing categories than L&M. The sound and the score were the best of the year, in fact find another film where the score and the sound mixing played as integral a role to the storyline as L&M...there were none.

I hope something like the Jurassic film doesn't get awarded for the sound effects of fake CGI dinosaurs stomping around...

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kds, in reference to the Jurassic movie, that would be the worst!  Now that you mention it though, stupid things like that happen...

I agree that Elizabeth Banks deserves at least a nomination.  Her expression when she confronts Landy from her office door is enough.  She's pretty fabulous.

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After my visit to the UK (of course my L&M dvd was scheduled to arrive the day I left), I FINALLY got to watch the Director's cut, along with the other "extras."  It really enhanced my view that everyone was brilliant in this film and it confirmed my earlier assertion that Bill Pohlad designed and structured the film like Brian designs and structures his music.  I thought that was one of the most brilliant premises I've seen that actually worked.  Oren Moverman wrote it magnificently from there, and of course, there's the editing.

I can't think of an area where this film lacks Oscar potential, but the score and mixing are remarkable.  There should be a "win" in this category.  How Atticus Ross blended the actors' voices with the Beach Boys voices and how he took us into Brian's internal heaven and hell were the most inspired sound for a film that I could imagine.

I loved all the actors as well.  I think Paul Giamatti isn't being named simply because he had to play an over-the-top real-life character who happens to be impressively unlikable.  How do you do that without people assuming you're over-acting as the villain?  I thought he did his usual brilliant job, too.  

Now to someone overlooked - Diana Maria Riva - good heavens what she got across in that supporting role!  At first, I got stuck in the fact that she doesn't look much like Gloria (like some people seem to have issues with Cusack - frankly, I thought he was a brilliant Brian in the 80's).  

Then I watched Diana's/Gloria's face and her demeanor and realized how much her subtlety impacted those scenes.  She seemed "intensely in the background."  Someone who was in a situation - seeing a sweet human being being devoured by his "doctor/protector" with a massive ego - who desperately wanted to cry for help to save him.  Her facial expressions and body language spoke volumes.  I hope her career takes off from this role.
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everyone's comments are 100% right on--and especially Bonnie and Deb's.  The nom I would be most happy about, other than the soundtrack song, would be Cusack.  Strangely, and I wonder if he realized it, his performance is so unexpectedly good, great even--after years and years of blah, an effing triumph, just like what Brian managed in his solo music career.
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Hi all,

There is a lot of Oscar winners here.  I do hope that Dano and Banks win awards.  Also Brian and Melinda.  People do have to keep in mind that it isn't who looks like Brian, Gloria or any of the other characters.  It is who has the best agent.  A good thing to remember.  I wish that I had been able to see this movie.  Gloria must have hated Landy very much.  She was under Brian's employ and not Landy's.  Thank goodness for that.  I hope that L&M comes on HBO or one of the VH1 channels.  That would be a good movies that rock movie.  As for Landy and how he acted the higher they climb and more arrogant one acts the harder and faster they fall.  It is great that Gloria and Melinda stayed in touch.  It is fabulous that Gloria works for the family today.  Gloria, you rock!!!  

I hope that everyone has a fantastic and happy weekend!!!
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Not that Dano needs any extra push for an Oscar, but the deleted scene in L&M where he meets Phil Spector is Oscar material, no doubt. My heart sunk when I saw the look on Dano's face after he was rejected by Phil, it was an unbelievably powerful moment that I kinda wish was in the actual movie. 

That being said, Dano's entire performance is already an award winner.

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  If anyone gets nominated for Love and Mercy it will be Paul Dano.   During his scenes I almost felt like I was really watching Brian at work. 
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Love to see it nominated for "Best Picture" also. It deserves that...
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