Oscar® week continues at Overthinking It with more six word summaries of Best Picture nominees. We start today with Atonement.
Chick flick that men can tolerate.
Wait, there were non-Americans in WWII?
Prepare for the original Gossip Girl.
It won some BAFTAs! Be impressed!
There’s a long tracking shot. Oooooh.
Keira Knightley really has no breasts.
Fancy outfits, child rape and war!
Why nobody listens to teenage girls.
Men, explain Dunkirk to your dates.
More Vin Diesel and robots, please.
Bad things happen to beautiful people.
Didn’t like English Patient? Skip this.
Women: Can’t live with them. Period.
Same twist ending as sixth sense.
Jealousy sucks. Oh, right, war too.
>>Men, explain Dunkirk to your dates.
So very true…but this points to the larger issue of using historical events in works of fiction and how much context setting the filmmaker is required to do for the audience.
>>More Vin Diesel and robots, please.
Also very true. Can’t get enough of the new Terminator TV show. Speaking of which, isn’t it time this awesome, mindblowing, yet terribly ridden with time travel paradoxes show got the OTI treatment?
Book minus depth equals Oscar adaptation!
How do you pronounce “Saoirse,” anyway?