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At the Movies

January 28th, 2004 - 1:52 pm

Cold Mountain got the shaft:

“Cold Mountain,” Anthony Minghella’s $83 million Civil War epic failed to nab key nominations for best picture, best director, or for its screenplay or lead actress Nicole Kidman. It received nominations for actors Jude Law and Renee Zellweger, and for cinematography, editing and music, but that’s all. Was it a snub of its studio, Miramax, considered the most dominant player at recent Oscar ceremonies?

There’s another possibility.

I haven’t seen the movie, so what I’m about to say is based solely on the trailer (which I saw at a screening of Return of the King). If the trailer represented the movie properly, then the theme of the thing seemed to be “war is so terrible, that there’s nothing worth fighting for.”

I could be wrong. I only saw the trailer. But the message it sent was enough to put me off seeing the movie. And maybe enough to put off Oscar voters?

Anyone here seen it?

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