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Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Sola, Jun 19, 2004.
TM... how in the world did you seek, find and dig up this thread?! Na real hmmmmm of 2004. Now nko?
it was the oddest thing! i was searching for a thread on crouching tiger, hidden dragon and this one came up in the search.
Teehee. Just buy a Dragon, it'll be found to be more fun than a Tiger. You'll also have a legitimate escoose for watching 'Game Of Thrones'.
i've been hearing about this game of thrones, but i've just not been caught in the craze yet.
but seriously I watched hidden dragon crouching tiger, or is it the other way around? anyway, i just watched that movie again and my God! it is a beautiful piece of work.
GOT is pretty good. I ignored it for ages but became a convert a few weeks ago. The name na 'Crouching blah, blah, blah'... remember say the first word dey start with the letter wey come first afabetikally. yeah the film is wikid... still!
hmm...I'll have to find a weekend to see this GOT
ahhh!!! crouching tiger hidden dragon.
very wikkid film i tell ya.
I get it that nollywood is nowhere near the level of Hollywood or even Bollywood for that matter, but we are gradually growing and getting better, now haven said all that, one thing I don't condone or comprehend is the fact that we don't believe we are moving in the right direction unless we get the approval of the west, why do we have to depend on winning the Oscars before we believe we have arrived, the category in the Oscars we are talking about is just one slot for the rest of the world out of a possible 30 or 31 categories, I would understand the necessity for winning the Oscars had it been a world award where different countries get nominated in all categories, I know u guys might say but Nigerian movies wouldn't see the light of the day if it were like that, but guess what Asian and European movies could and can give Hollywood a run for their money and sometime in the future even African movies will develop well enough to compete as well, to me(this is my personal opinion) I feel that is like belittle everyone else by creating just one category for the rest of the world yet keeping the rest of the categories to themselves, so I just don't get it when most of our filmmakers keep going on and on about how the want to win the Oscars, why can't they put the amaa at such a pedestal(is it because it is African), I know amaa is not yet as prestigious as the Oscars, but it just started(by the way rome was not built in a day) and with time it will get there, for it to get there it needs every African filmmaker to help it get there, it can't achieve this if our own African filmmakers keep looking down on it in favor of the Oscars, Africans must realize that we can build an empire on our and we certainly don't need the approval of the west to believe that we have done great or well.
They once said the same discouraging things about the Grammies, then things changed once KSA was nominated in the 80's. I truly and honestly believe that if we hold on long enough GNnaj will take us to the promised land. Don't just take my word for it, ask Deniro, Isaiah Washington, Oprah, Julia Roberts, and others. I believe in GNnaj.
Nollywood does not need Oscar. Nollywood film is in a desert of it's own while Oscar is operating from another world angle. We should concentrate on our African-ness and stop looking up to America in everything we do, especially in our entertainment sectors. The same goes with us making a huge mumu of ourselves when we do our "Americanized" awards and premieres. What is wrong with us dressing up in our African-designed dresses, with African dance troupes and do our thing? Why do we always have to wait for America to confirm everything we do? Just to prove our shamelessness some clowns have either been hosting some Afro-Hollywood awards or, like the madness I saw recently, "Black Oscar" or something like that. Oscar should do their own thing while we use our head in doing our own thing.
If we want our craft to be of the world standard shouldn't we learn to compete with others on the world stage? Should we also withdraw from the Olympics, and the World cup soccer tournament? and other world stage events, and just do our own thing? Rudeboy, this thing is deeper than you see am o.
While at it, shall we also encourage our black American brothers & sisters to shun standard English and stick to Ebonics? This is one of those never ending argument that people are trying not to get involve in o mai brother. Its just too deep to have a conclusion.
Frankly speaking, I think we should just continue on the part of competing on the world stage (meaning the OSCARS). After all, the oscars do recognize excellence in foreign films including Spanish made films and others. Just my 2 cents.
dsampler competing on the world level doesn't mean we should sell ourselves out and wait for the west to give us approval that we have indeed succeeded in whatever we are doing, thank you for bringing up the Olympics and the world cup, now may I ask u a question, what is the very fundamental difference between the Olympics & world cup and the Oscars? well I can answer that for you, the fundamental difference is that the Olympics and the world cup involves the whole world competing on an equal platform while the Oscars isn't, the Oscars is basically a Hollywood award with just one competing category left for the rest of the world, this I consider a slap on the face to the rest of the world. your argument that should we also shun the standard English etc my honest response to this is that it isn't everything that we have learn't from the west that should be stopped, some are very beneficial to us, but while at that should we also foolishly copy every single act the come up with when obviously we can do most of those things by ourselves, so basically what u are saying is that we shouldn't do anything at all, my dear a million miles journey begins with just a step, we could start doing things on our own differently today, if we were to adopt this ur ideology, then that means back in the civil rights era the likes of martin luther king wouldn't have stood up against injustice simply because things were just the way the are, nelson wouldn't have stood up against injustice simply because things were just the way the are, gandhi wouldn't have stood up against injustice simply because things were just the way the are, had it been the above mentioned names remained silent things would have remained the way the were. we can compete on the world stage and still remain true to ourselves period.