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Apple TV+ movie "CODA" has been nominated for a best picture Oscar, marking Apple's first nomination in that category. Released last year, "CODA" is a coming of age drama about a hearing child of a deaf family.

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"CODA" stars Emilia Jones as Ruby, who is responsible for helping her family with its fishing business in addition to pursuing singing at the Berklee College of Music. Ruby is torn between following her dreams and her fear of abandoning her parents. "CODA" received largely positive reviews and has a 96 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


In addition to being nominated for Best Picture, "CODA" has also been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur, who played Ruby's dad Frank.

Recent Apple TV+ movie "The Tragedy of Macbeth" with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand has also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Movies 'CODA' and 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Score Oscar Nominations
 
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nsayer

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I love Shakespeare. I've seen Macbeth a dozen times between stage and screen and this one was by far the worst.

Here's a tip for budding filmmakers: It is possible to light an interior set so that it looks like it's dimly lit, and yet the audience can still see what's going on.
 

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Here is a list of the films with more than one nomination.

CODA and The Tragedy of Macbeth each got three.

Code:
12    The Power of the Dog

10    Dune

7    Belfast
7    West Side Story

6    King Richard

4    Don't Look Up
4    Drive My Car
4    Nightmare Alley

3    Being the Ricardos
3    CODA
3    Encanto
3    Flee
3    Licorice Pizza
3    The Lost Daughter
3    No Time to Die
3    The Tragedy of Macbeth

2    Cruella
2    The Eyes of Tammy Faye
2    Parallel Mothers
2    tick, tick...BOOM!
2    The Worst Person in the World
 

LoggerMN

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I love Shakespeare. I've seen Macbeth a dozen times between stage and screen and this one was by far the worst.

Here's a tip for budding filmmakers: It is possible to light an interior set so that it looks like it's dimly lit, and yet the audience can still see what's going on.
I tried watching. Shakespeare might as well be in gibberish. Shakespeare needs subtitles. Maybe good project if you want to win awards, but the audience for this must be tiny.
 

julesme

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I tried watching. Shakespeare might as well be in gibberish. Shakespeare needs subtitles. Maybe good project if you want to win awards, but the audience for this must be tiny.

At the very least, filmmakers & their writers should be open to replacing some of the archaic terms that are no longer in use. What's the point of having the actors speak using dead words & phrases? At the same time, I recognize the challenge. People are afraid to change the Bard's writing, and they also probably want to keep the rhyming scheme.
 

gwangung

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At the very least, filmmakers & their writers should be open to replacing some of the archaic terms that are no longer in use. What's the point of having the actors speak using dead words & phrases? At the same time, I recognize the challenge. People are afraid to change the Bard's writing, and they also probably want to keep the rhyming scheme.
There's a big program called "Play On" that's been modernizing the work by streamlining the grammar, replacing archaic and carefully replacing some of the more obscure historical allusions.

Naturally, a lot of purists are upset, but from sampling the translations, the plays are still pretty muscular and lean, with a lot of the same rhythms and poetry.
 

currentinterest

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Denzel and Frances were brilliant. The best performance by an actor in a male leading role Oscar will come down to Denzel and Benedict Cumberbatch. That’s some find Shakespeare challenge should not deter addressing the market that finds Shakespeare fun and amazing.
 
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nsayer

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I tried watching. Shakespeare might as well be in gibberish. Shakespeare needs subtitles. Maybe good project if you want to win awards, but the audience for this must be tiny.
We're getting off-topic, but I will say that Shakespeare can be done with the original language but in a way that modern audiences won't get lost. My best evidence for this is the Baz Luhrman Romeo & Juliet from the mid 90s. Yes, the setting was dramatically altered, but the language was unchanged. The Kenneth Branagh Henry V is excellent as well.

Another thing is that one of the challenges of performing Shakespeare is paring down the script. Branagh famously did Hamlet as a film not long ago using every. single. word. in the script (of course you then have to ask "which script" because there generally isn't just one authoritative version) and it was 4 hours long.
 
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rodriguise

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I struggled with CODA. While it was overall enjoyable, I felt they put the Deaf and hearing perspectives far too much at odds. Its a good story, but I don't feel it did much to in terms of qualifiable education regarding the community and ultimately left much to be desired. The award is essentially a woke position of self-righteous indifference.
 

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I struggled with CODA. While it was overall enjoyable, I felt they put the Deaf and hearing perspectives far too much at odds. Its a good story, but I don't feel it did much to in terms of qualifiable education regarding the community and ultimately left much to be desired. The award is essentially a woke position of self-righteous indifference.
I actually quite enjoyed CODA, but I can see you're point for sure. As enjoyable as it was, it was quite forgettable for me.

A movie that I thought was a lot more powerful though and I highly recommend is: "Sound of Metal". It gave me a whole another level of perspective and empathy towards the deaf community.
 
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rodriguise

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I actually quite enjoyed CODA, but I can see you're point for sure. As enjoyable as it was, it was quite forgettable for me.

A movie that I thought was a lot more powerful though and I highly recommend is: "Sound of Metal". It gave me a whole another level of perspective and empathy towards the deaf community.
That was a fantastic movie. I am deaf and I was hoping Apple would have used their clout to produce something that could undo all of that "Switched and Birth" feces that ABC tarnished the community.
 
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Kierkegaarden

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Why can’t Apple TV+ be run like Apple Music? Apple doesn’t hand over millions of dollars for music streaming rights.
 

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Please answer this question honestly.
If Macbeth had been played by Patric Stewart or another true Scottish actor would it have gained this much attention?
 
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