9/28 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Stuart passes, Zuckerberg gets a comic book, ‘Back to the Future’ celebrates an anniversary

Posted by · 9:34 am · September 28th, 2010

Gloria Stuart dies at 100. [Associated Press]

Mark Zuckerberg: the comic book. [Hollywood Reporter]

AMC Theatres will take 40 cities across the U.S. “Back to the Future” for the film’s 25th anniversary. [Script to Screen]

Brenna Ehrlich talks to “The Social Network” composer Trent Reznor.  (Webmasters take note of the correct usage of the term “exclusive.”) [Mashable]

Dave Karger, meanwhile, entertains the possibility of the film can score three supporting actor nominations. [Oscar Watch]

And in a truly dubious piece, Patrick Goldstein demands “truth” from those who work in the realm of fiction. [The Big Picture]

[Photo: Universal Pictures]

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  • 1 9-28-2010 at 9:58 am

    Pete said...

    “And in a truly dubious piece, Patrick Goldstein demands “truth” from those who work in the realm of fiction. ”

    Sure, Kris. It’s too bad when writers do proper research and stick to known facts instead of opting for “artistic licenses” and “entertainment.” What’s wrong if a few facts are changed to make things more dramatic, right? Everybody knows that in movies characters need more motivation to do something than it took for the same thing in real life.

    The end product suffers too. “United 93” could definitely have benefitted from a few more gunfights, a (aloholic?) superhero and a more upbeat ending. And why dare argue about it? Anything goes in the realm of fiction.

    And those truth seekers? Ridiculous, it’s not like movies based on real events or real figures and billed as such really have to have a connection to their source. After all, those people who are primarily interested in something because, above all, it’s a story that happened in real life and thus could actually learn something are just suckers. Such a DUBIOUS notion. Real facts are not compelling.

    And if it’s not real, it’s not like the writers have to change names or titles or anything because they wrote a fictional account. A lose connection is enough.

    Heck, even that isn’t needed. Anything goes. Let ’em call every movie ‘Hamlet’ regardless of content.

  • 2 9-28-2010 at 10:01 am

    Pete said...

    Or, to summarize:

    Patrick Goldstein demands “truth” from those who work in the realm of historical accounts and biographies.

    What a twisted man!

  • 3 9-28-2010 at 10:05 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    You’re like my personal troll lately. I’m honored.

    Anyone can see Goldstein stretched to make his point. And you seem to be incapable of making your point without gross hyperbolic gestures.

    If harmless dramatization (which, frankly, the jury’s still out on that in this case) is to be shot down, then get ready for a dearth of cinematic product.

  • 4 9-28-2010 at 10:38 am

    Rashad said...

    If you aren’t excited for Back to The Future you have no soul!

  • 5 9-28-2010 at 10:40 am

    jon said...

    that’s a ridiculous argument, pete. the film doesn’t bill itself as a documentary or historical reportage. especially troubling argument to make against a less interested in the particulars of its “real life” characters than a national mood, a perceived movement, a change in societal patterns.

  • 6 9-28-2010 at 11:18 am

    Pete said...

    Tapley, the jury is in, and speaking of personal, your person seemss incapable of having a debate without resorting to insults. I don’t need another cue to start ignoring you though.

    One parting hint though: look up sarcasm. One would think that you’d pick up on it, what with all the “hyperbolic gestures”.

    Jon: I was making a general point and not one related to “The Social Network”. Still, how is it a ridiculous to expect that something that uses names of real people and does, in fact, pose itself as an account “as you said “change in society” actually stays grounded? Otherwise, what does the use of this names do if not mislead? I would triple dare you to argue that “The Social Network” while clearly fictional to you and me didn’t change people’s perceptions of the people depicted (apart from exploiting someone else’s prebuilt fame).

    Lets assume you are not as dense as Tapley and understand that I don’t, in fact, demand religious adherence to every fact and don’t exept the film to unfold in real time. All I ever tried to say was that, there is nothing dubious about expecting some respect for the audience and the people depicted. Otherwise, why not just fictionalize everything completely and give it an original title?

    Heck, it worked for Citizen Kane.

  • 7 9-28-2010 at 11:39 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Well here’s your cue regardless.

  • 8 9-28-2010 at 12:00 pm

    James D. said...

    Reality is boring. That is why there is art in the first place, Pete.

  • 9 9-28-2010 at 7:08 pm

    Glenn said...

    If you’re looking to a 2hr piece of film to give you a 100% accurate history lesson then you’re clearly a fuckin’ idiot.

  • 10 9-29-2010 at 10:17 am

    Zac said...

    I had the pleasure of watching the Back to the Future trilogy this past Sunday on the big screen at my local first run theater. $9 for three movies.

    I never saw the first movie on the big screen (was only 6 when it came out), but I remember seeing the second and third one.

    Another item crossed off my movie bucket list. :)

  • 11 9-29-2010 at 10:21 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    That’s awesome, Zac. Nine bucks!