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Jodie Foster's award

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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:01 pm

Looking at that list, one thing that strikes me is that Jodie's the first Gen Xer to get the award. I believe she just squeaks in as an Xer; she was born in 1962. (Is Obama, born in 1961, a Gen Xer? Hmm.) I think Gen Xers have different ideas than Boomers about what constitutes stardom, what constitutes cinematic achievement. It'll be interesting to see which artists of her generation get awards like this in the coming years. Johnny Depp? Robert Downey Jr.? Quentin Tarantino?
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:35 pm

They did it to impress Jodie Foster. As the shooting Ronald Reagan idea was already taken.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby kurt_w » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:00 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:Looking at that list, one thing that strikes me is that Jodie's the first Gen Xer to get the award. I believe she just squeaks in as an Xer; she was born in 1962. (Is Obama, born in 1961, a Gen Xer? Hmm.)


Not really, in either case. Baby boom generation runs from 1946-1964, so both Foster and Obama are technically boomers.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:48 am

There seems to not be general agreement as to when Generation X starts. This piece mentions 1961.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Dairylander » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:15 am

If you don't know the lyrics to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", you're not a Gen Xer.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby kurt_w » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:50 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:There seems to not be general agreement as to when Generation X starts. This piece mentions 1961.


Eh. The '46 to '64 definition of the baby boom generation is pretty well ensconced.

But regardless of that, calling someone born in '61 "Gen X" just seems wrong. They would have been 30 years old when Coupland's novel "Generation X" came out.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:42 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:There seems to not be general agreement as to when Generation X starts. This piece mentions 1961.


Except:

Pertinent to a non-partisan study on the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, the Population Reference Bureau, a demographic research organization based in Washington, D.C., cited Generation X birth years as falling between 1965-1982.[22]
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:17 am

Stebben84 wrote:
Kenneth Burns wrote:There seems to not be general agreement as to when Generation X starts. This piece mentions 1961.


Except:

Pertinent to a non-partisan study on the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, the Population Reference Bureau, a demographic research organization based in Washington, D.C., cited Generation X birth years as falling between 1965-1982.[22]

Right. My point. There seems not to be agreement.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:19 am

Sorry, I missed the word "not" in your first post.
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Re: Jodie Foster's award

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:24 am

It has to be more of an industry popularity thing. There are some prominent names not on that list.

Marlon Brando
Spencer Tracy
Humphrey Bogart
Mickey Rooney (guy had over 300 movies)
Katherine Hepburn
Robert Duvall
Martin Sheen
Dennis Hopper
.....
Harry Dean Stanton

That being said, I like Jody Foster a lot. If they can give this award to Warren Beatty, why not give it to Foster?
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