Writer/directors aren't uncommon and most of them have a very involved hand in editing. What Rodriguez does that's unusual is that he is also his own a) DP b) visual effects supervisor c) editor and d) sound mixer. IMO, that's just too many hats. I did all of that for my film out of necessity but I wouldn't do it again if I didn't have to.
Yep and this is the perfcet example of why you should NEVER let one person have that much cloat. They produce and frankly overlong, badly written, badly acted dull and heartless film that entertains for about 10 mins. that said it did make Billions so what teh f**k do I know right?
It pains me to say this, because I've always wanted to stand on that stage and take home a little gold statue, but that's not a reliable gauge of what's good and what's not... not anymore anyway. The Academy has their own agenda for how the awards are given. There's no other way to explain why Scorsese was passed over for SO many years, while a lot of much less talented directors were nominated and won.hmmm, well it did win 11 academy awards, including best picture.
but that's not a reliable gauge of what's good and what's not...
I myself has always wondered how in the world they judge.
I have to question who the judges are on the panel of award-winning ceremonies.
... I often see so many GIFTED artists get overlooked for someone that made a great IMPRESSION! What tha heck? There I've said it and now I feel so much better
But there can be a general consensus about what's considered good and what is not. For me, Titanic certainly has its flaws, but it's hard to argue with nearly $2 billion in grosses around the world, 11 Academy awards, and an 83% on the Tomato Meter. Mass popularity, Oscar-winning, AND critical acclaim. Just what WOULD a "reliable gauge" look like?!