10 March 2010

Films

Since I haven't said anything about the winners of the Oscars I felt this post should start with that.

Best Picture:
The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro

This I haven't seen but I really can't wait to watch it. Not because it won best picture but because Kathryn Bigelow directed it and is the first women ever to win the oscar for best director. Due to the nature of the film and the issue it explores it didn't even cross my mind that the film was directed by anyone but a man, happily I was wrong.

DirectingKathryn Bigelow
Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Sound Editing: Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound Mixing: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Writing (Original Screenplay)Written by Mark Boal

Actor in Leading Role: 
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart

I'm not planning on seeing this film, just because films based on people in the music industry are not my cup of tea, however knowing my parents they will most likely rent the film and I will end up watching it with them. I was quite upset that Colin Firth didn't win this award because his film "A Single Man" is meant to be amazing and I can't wait to see that later this year.

Music (Original Song): 

"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Actor in Supporting Role: 
Christoph Waltz
Inglourious Basterds

I have to say that "Inglourious" is a very very good film. I watched it after my family, who said it was very gruesome, and to be honest if you watch CSI then this film isn't much worse. I enjoyed this film and the humour that came with it, however the only downfall is that it is quite slow in telling the story but it works. Christoph Waltz was really really good and definitely deserves this Oscar. 

Actress in Leading Role: 
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side

I have been told by someone that this film is meant to be very good, however before Sandra Bullock won this award I hadn't heard anything about it and reading the synopsis it sounded a little bit too sentimental. I do want to see it because i'm interested to see Sandra Bullock as the last few films she has done over the last year have been very funny and this is a change. 

Actress in Supporting Role: 
Mo'Nique
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

I cannot wait to see this film, all the reviews have been very good and it looks so amazing, even if it is sad. I might read the book first, Mo'Nique's speech was amazing and just for that i would see the film. Check it out on youtube if you can.  

Animated Feature Film:
Up
Pete Docter

This is a very funny and beautiful film that I loved. I think what was my favourite thing about it was the fact that it reminded me of my Grandpa and the picture book "My Grandpa is AMAZING." If you haven't seen this film, GO NOW!!

Music (Original Score): Michael Giacchino

Art Direction:
Avatar
Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)

Avatar is so beautiful and I loved it. What made me really happy was when James Cameron said that everyone knows who he is and he wants people to see and recognise the men and women who created the world he imagined. He may not have won Best Director but Avatar walked away with these other two awards:
Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
Cinematography: Mauro Fiore

Costume Design: 
The Young Victoria
Sandy Powell

My friends went to see this at the Cinema and said it was very good but I haven't really felt like renting it yet. I think if it comes on to television I will watch it then, and most likely come back and say how amazing it is, but for now it is on my list. 

Foreign Language Film:
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
Argentina
Directed by Juan José Campanella

I am a massive Foreign film fan, however i don't really know what are good ones to see so I will definitely be checking this one out and most of the nominees for this section. 

Makeup:
Star Trek
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Well I enjoyed this film, the original television show was better but not a bad film at all, apart from Spock meeting the future self. That was just weird!!

That's it on my opinions of the oscars (can you tell I couldn't be bothered to write as much nearer the end?)


2 comments:

  1. I also love foreign cinema! I quite like the title so I think I shall have to watch The Secret In Their Eyes too

    Kirstie Marié
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  2. I cried when Jeff Bridges won! I was so happy :)
    I also got weepy at Mo'Nique's speech because it was so inspiring.

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