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Many predicted "Mank" would clean-up at the Oscars

But it only won two awards, basically for looks (Cinematography and Production Design). More proof that Fincher is just style-over-substance?

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by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

Lucky bastards

by Anonymousreply 104/28/2021

I’ve only watched about 1/2 of it. It’s good, in a Citizen Kane kind of way.

by Anonymousreply 204/28/2021

It's forgettable.

by Anonymousreply 304/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 404/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 504/28/2021

never even heard of Mank

by Anonymousreply 604/28/2021

A little too blabby

by Anonymousreply 704/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 804/28/2021

I never heard of it either, R6.

by Anonymousreply 904/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1004/28/2021

I read it was a front runner for a sweep too. I have it on my list for that reason.

by Anonymousreply 1104/28/2021

It looks like a chore to get through.

by Anonymousreply 1204/28/2021

I generally like Fincher's films, but Mank was kind of boring.

by Anonymousreply 1304/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1404/28/2021

A movie that was brilliant in every respect and yet was still close to impossible to get through.

by Anonymousreply 1504/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1604/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1704/28/2021

R5 The title is short for Mankiewicz, the name of the screenwriter played by Oldman.

by Anonymousreply 1804/28/2021

I only lasted about twenty minutes. Just couldn't get into it, and he's my favorite director.

by Anonymousreply 1904/28/2021

I know, r18 - "Mank" is still an awful title.

by Anonymousreply 2004/28/2021

Agree, r20. It gives me a low-rent, dirty prostitution vibe.

by Anonymousreply 2104/28/2021

Mank stank.

by Anonymousreply 2204/28/2021

Count me as yet another who had never heard of this movie.

by Anonymousreply 2304/28/2021

Blistering reviews on IMDB...

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by Anonymousreply 2404/29/2021

He should have done a third season of Mindhunter instead. I loved that show!

by Anonymousreply 2504/29/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 2604/29/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2704/29/2021

I was very much looking forward to this movie, but its a stink bomb from beginning to end.

by Anonymousreply 2804/29/2021

No, OP, in fact no one did.

by Anonymousreply 2904/29/2021

Barton Fink is 10 times better than Mank.

by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

Amanda Seyfried was hot for the Best Supporting Actress for a while but then she lost steam. Well she still got a nomination.

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, especially old Hollywood. So it made sense that most expected a clean sweep.

by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021
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