Should Godzilla's 50th Anniversary Be Recognized At Next Year's Academy Awards?

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  1. ArmandV

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    2004, as we all know, is Godzilla's 50th Anniversary year. The Academy Awards will be telecast worldwide in the spring.

    Would you like to see Godzilla honored for reaching the 50-year milestone? Would you like to see a retropective of film clips shown? Would you like to see Godzilla walk out onstage?

    If you do, send a snail-mail letter to the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1972. Address your letter to the Board of Governors.

    If the Academy agrees to do this, then maybe the show would be worth watching! Flood the Academy with your letters now!
     
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    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    is there any godzilla movie that is respected by htf-ers?

    if the answer were yes...then i would vote.
     
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    While I could see a presentor coming on stage in the costume, I think the letters would be much better if they were directed at Toho.

    They need to release all of them to us, in OAR, of course.

    Glenn
     
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    If Godzilla's legacy hadn't been disgraced by the 1998 film there'd be a much stronger chance of it happening. Also, I think the idea of someone coming out in costume would be unintentionally funny. Although maybe that's the right spirit for a tribute to Godzilla! Conceptually trhough, I don't think it would fit with the tone of the awards in general.
     
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    I think so.
     
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    Definatley Godzilla should be reconized! Off topic= Armand, any news on specs for GMK & G vs. Megaguirus dvds from Sony? [​IMG]
     
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    I could see this happening at the MTV movie awards, not at the Academy. Too low brow.
     
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    Why on earth would the Academy do this? It's not as if the 50th anniversary of the Thin Man series was acknowledged in any way, shape or form, and those were accredited classics. When you add in that they're foreign films that have almost never been seen in the USA in undoctored form, thanks to Toho's ridiculous attitude, it becomes silly to even ask them to consider it. When you further add in that much of the series is very poorly executed and laughable in the extreme (Godzilla's Revenge, anyone?), you're off the edge. All it could possibly do is tarnish one of the most carefully-stage-managed media events in the world by paying tribute to an anonymous guy in a rubber dinosaur suit. Don't hold your breath.
     
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    I think it'd be cool.
     
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    If the big guy would come out with a statement directly or through his reps that he no longer will destroy cities and other property, maybe he could have a small role, possibly presenting the best short live action film or something like that. Otherwise, no way. [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry guys, but after the first one "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" (and even during it), Godzilla was the quintessential "man in the rubber suit" type of monster, and it showed!!! IMHO, every Godzilla movie since the first was absolute garbage. The first one, after all, had Raymond Burr to prop it up. Still, the 1998 version at least dispensed with the rubber suit. An Academy Award 50th anniversary tribute to "Godzilla?" I hardly think so. I am really hoping this is a "tongue in cheek" type thread.
     
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    I think the next Oscar show will have about an hour dedicated to just the huge names that have passed this year alone. [​IMG]

    Probably no time for the big lizard with bad breath. Although, it would be funny as hell if Godzilla came out on stage and took off his head to reveal the host of the show.
     

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