|Tatum O'Neal won, the youngest ever in Oscar history|
Friday, May 24, 2013
Got to this a lot later than usual, so let's just get right to it.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
What the hell, 1973? Is this why we get nominees like Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu and Paul Haggis and Alexander Payne? Did 1973's vortex of visionaries spoil the rest of the Academy Awards for all time?
|The winner, George Roy Hill|
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Adapted Score has not been awarded since the 80s, though it still remains an official category -- just tweaked a little.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
In order to be nominated for an Academy Award, you have to show up on enough ballots in a Number One slot. Number One. As in, win or lose, you have to be someone's favorite of the year. I always have to remind myself of this when I look at the Supporting Actor fields. I especially have to think about it when I see some of the winners.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
My marathoning the films of 1973 tells me at least one thing: Cinematography was rarely flashy back then.
|Cries and Whispers cinematographer Sven Nykvist|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I find this to be one of the hardest categories to adjudicate. Since we're talking previously-published works, there's reasonable doubt as to what belongs to the original author, and what belongs to the adaptor. I'm familiar with none of these books, so I have no inkling of the writers' fidelity to their source materials. How much is their own dialogue? What plot twists did they invent? What was thrown out to accommodate the world of cinema?