If We Picked the Winners for 1987

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KevinKlawitter (5 years ago)
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I think they don’t do Best Director because for them it would almost always go hand-in-hand with Best Picture.
SitOnPickle (6 years ago)
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00:53 That’s a pretty strange Siskel And Ebert moment.
Philip Zamora (6 years ago)
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I completely disagree with both Gene and Roger when it comes to their choice of Best Song and also with their comments on each song. The Cry Freedom song put me to sleep but the other four nominees are all classics and I’ve listened to them numerous times.
ar (6 years ago)
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Completely agree with Roger on Fatal Attraction. Amazing first 70-80 minutes that is completely undone by a slasher film ending, ugh. Supposedly had a very downbeat original ending (which didn’t fare well with test audiences) that I would kill to see. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; do NOT ask the audience to help you make your movie better, all you’ll end up with is explosions and predictability.
Doucheblaster (6 years ago)
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It would be interesting to know what kind of agreement Siskel and Ebert had with Buena Vista on this special segment since it seems that the 1986 version of IWPTW had good ratings and was aired on CBS or some other affiliate station they had a contract with for the longer shows like the fabulous "The Future Of Movies" one.
TheJAMMan (6 years ago)
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00:53 - OMG, Siskel and Ebert are ghosts!
futuremw (5 years ago)
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oh! so now they’re music critics!? i wish they could have gone on forever on just about...anything! they really were such a great team and they were just as perfect by themselves as well!
swatch71 (4 years ago)
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Roger and Gene in the best song category make the common mistake of confusing an important subject for a good song. However, I thought "Cry Freedom" was musically very interesting, with enticing lyrical cadences. However, "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life" was such a bursting anthem that it was the clear choice among these. By the way, what happened to Starship that they would sink from what they did at Woodstock to this fun but disposable song?
futuremw (5 years ago)
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i haven’t really seen that alternate ending (i saw bits of it), but it is more effective than the original. Roger would have probably said Thumbs Up if they HAD used that ending, but let’s not forget that test audiences ASKED for the new ending and it’s exactly what they got.
futuremw (5 years ago)
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fun? yes. disposable? no!
Philip Zamora (5 years ago)
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Funny, their choice for Best Song. The Cry Freedom song is the only nominee in that category that I would never want to hear again. Boring. Boring. Boring. Absolutely loved all of the other choices.
Ian Wagner (4 years ago)
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They were absolutely right on their Best Song comments. The Cry Freedom song at least rose to the level of boring. The others are despicable, hilariously dated garbage. "Classics"? I’ve Got You Under My Skin is a classic, not songs from Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Mannequin. Pure suckage.
MrNoCal (4 years ago)
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To me, the Cry Freedom song was the only one of the nominated that really had anything to do with the movie. All the others were just songs that seemed to be picked from a K-tel compilation (yeah, I’m old) and could be interchangeable with any disposable pop hits to choose for the movies they were used in. Cry Freedom at least was topical to the movie...not a great song, but of the five the most meaningful to the movie it was used in.

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