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
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/28/2021|
I’ve only watched about 1/2 of it. It’s good, in a Citizen Kane kind of way.
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|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||04/28/2021|
never even heard of Mank
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/28/2021|
A little too blabby
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||04/28/2021|
I never heard of it either, R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||04/28/2021|
I read it was a front runner for a sweep too. I have it on my list for that reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/28/2021|
It looks like a chore to get through.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/28/2021|
I generally like Fincher's films, but Mank was kind of boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||04/28/2021|
A movie that was brilliant in every respect and yet was still close to impossible to get through.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||04/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||04/28/2021|
R5 The title is short for Mankiewicz, the name of the screenwriter played by Oldman.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/28/2021|
I only lasted about twenty minutes. Just couldn't get into it, and he's my favorite director.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/28/2021|
I know, r18 - "Mank" is still an awful title.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/28/2021|
Agree, r20. It gives me a low-rent, dirty prostitution vibe.
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/28/2021|
Count me as yet another who had never heard of this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/28/2021|
Blistering reviews on IMDB...
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/29/2021|
He should have done a third season of Mindhunter instead. I loved that show!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/29/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 26||04/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||04/29/2021|
I was very much looking forward to this movie, but its a stink bomb from beginning to end.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/29/2021|
No, OP, in fact no one did.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/29/2021|
Barton Fink is 10 times better than Mank.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/03/2021|
Amanda Seyfried was hot for the Best Supporting Actress for a while but then she lost steam. Well she still got a nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/03/2021|
Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, especially old Hollywood. So it made sense that most expected a clean sweep.
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