But it only won two awards, basically for looks (Cinematography and Production Design). More proof that Fincher is just style-over-substance?
Many predicted "Mank" would clean-up at the Oscars
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 13, 2021 12:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||April 28, 2021 2:42 PM|
I’ve only watched about 1/2 of it. It’s good, in a Citizen Kane kind of way.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||April 28, 2021 2:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||April 28, 2021 2:58 PM|
someone said it's all about how movies back then were so great but we can't make movies like that anymore, so what is the audience supposed to think?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||April 28, 2021 3:02 PM|
Mank or manky in the UK means disgusting, smelly etc. Does it have the same meaning in the US? Regardless, it's just not a phonetically pleasing title, surely they could have come up with something better.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||April 28, 2021 5:00 PM|
never even heard of Mank
|by Anonymous||reply 6||April 28, 2021 5:02 PM|
A little too blabby
|by Anonymous||reply 7||April 28, 2021 5:04 PM|
Only Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood. And only a subset of old people in Hollywood like movies about old Hollywood. Mank was a yawn for everyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||April 28, 2021 5:06 PM|
I never heard of it either, R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||April 28, 2021 5:33 PM|
No one predicted MANK would clean up at the Oscars. No one. At best it was expected to win one or two from its many technical nominations, and that's exactly what happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||April 28, 2021 6:40 PM|
I read it was a front runner for a sweep too. I have it on my list for that reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||April 28, 2021 6:55 PM|
It looks like a chore to get through.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||April 28, 2021 6:58 PM|
I generally like Fincher's films, but Mank was kind of boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||April 28, 2021 7:03 PM|
I feel like I was the prime audience (TCM-worshiper who loves Orson Welles and Gary Oldman) for "Mank," but even I felt that it was boring and lacked narrative drive. Really disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||April 28, 2021 7:09 PM|
A movie that was brilliant in every respect and yet was still close to impossible to get through.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||April 28, 2021 7:10 PM|
P.S. Citizen Kane was a grandiose movie. Orson Welles entire life was bigger than life as well. If it's a fight between who (mostly) wrote Citizen Kane I'd have to vote for Welles.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||April 28, 2021 7:13 PM|
No one sane literally predicted Mank, OP. Nomadland swept everything pre-Oscar. And even without Nomadland, Promising Young Woman and Chicago 7 still have better precursor pre-Oscar compare to Mank. On another note, I love Mank so much more on 2nd viewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||April 28, 2021 7:37 PM|
R5 The title is short for Mankiewicz, the name of the screenwriter played by Oldman.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||April 28, 2021 7:46 PM|
I only lasted about twenty minutes. Just couldn't get into it, and he's my favorite director.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||April 28, 2021 7:51 PM|
I know, r18 - "Mank" is still an awful title.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||April 28, 2021 7:52 PM|
Agree, r20. It gives me a low-rent, dirty prostitution vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||April 29, 2021 7:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||April 29, 2021 7:55 AM|
Count me as yet another who had never heard of this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||April 29, 2021 7:58 AM|
Blistering reviews on IMDB...
|by Anonymous||reply 24||April 29, 2021 8:07 AM|
He should have done a third season of Mindhunter instead. I loved that show!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||April 29, 2021 9:43 AM|
[quote]never even heard of Mank
Neither have I.
But then I hadn't heard of most of the other nominees either - but that's because I haven't seen a single coming attraction since March of last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||April 29, 2021 9:55 AM|
The Oscars nominate this shit and are shocked when their ratings tank. Explains why most of them were seemingly too dumb to realize Weinstein was a rapist.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||April 29, 2021 10:00 AM|
I was very much looking forward to this movie, but its a stink bomb from beginning to end.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||April 29, 2021 1:12 PM|
No, OP, in fact no one did.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||April 29, 2021 1:27 PM|
Barton Fink is 10 times better than Mank.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 3, 2021 9:25 PM|
Amanda Seyfried was hot for the Best Supporting Actress for a while but then she lost steam. Well she still got a nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 3, 2021 9:59 PM|
Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, especially old Hollywood. So it made sense that most expected a clean sweep.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 3, 2021 10:06 PM|
"Only Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood. And only a subset of old people in Hollywood like movies about old Hollywood. Mank was a yawn for everyone else."
Every artist makes art about his art once he matures. It's a confident Fincher at work here. I just saw it and I loved it. You'd have to know and love cinema to appreciate this film. Its not for everybody. So yeah in DL terms, old people sounds about right.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 12, 2021 9:57 AM|
"Mank" was a stupid title.
Nobody cared or cares about the movie's plot, characters, or themes. The great Gary Oldman was wasted.
R33, "It's not for everybody" is about as damning as it gets for a movie designed to garner a multitude of both viewers and honors. "Mank" was supposed to be for the masses, not merely students of film.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 12, 2021 10:33 AM|
The fake films, used as propaganda against Sinclair, is a grim warning for our times. It's Goebbels tactics followed bzarebmy for 2024
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 12, 2021 11:06 AM|
I love old films, Citizen Kane, etc. and switched off Mank after 25 minutes or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 12, 2021 1:12 PM|
MANK had some of the sharpest dialogue in film I've heard in years. Which goes to prove that it takes more than sharp dialogue to make a good movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 12, 2021 3:58 PM|
It was a gawd awful bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 12, 2021 4:05 PM|
It was like a B/W film of a play.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 12, 2021 6:11 PM|
[quote] He should have done a third season of Mindhunter instead. I loved that show
So did i! I actually binged it, something i never do. The show was all talk, but the talk was compelling. So much concentrated evil, and that’s BEFORE they got to Manson.
[quote] The Oscars nominate this shit and are shocked when their ratings tank. Explains why most of them were seemingly too dumb to realize Weinstein was a rapist.
They knew. I heard rumors about him twenty-five years ago, living in NYC, and nowhere near the movie business. They ALL knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 12, 2021 7:37 PM|
R40 Oh yes I heard rumors about Weinstein around 1994 too.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 13, 2021 12:34 AM|