Sunday, April 04, 2010

Cinematography, Art Direction, Editing, Etc...

I don't have the energy to continue berating the Academy for shunning brilliant below the line talents each and every year like I just did with five separate costume designers (scroll down). You can see for yourself how many major names are still waiting for a little golden light to shine upon their enviable filmographies. See the start up prediction pages for Cinematography, Art Direction, Editing and more...

Return and comment. Your comments are like fuel to keep on going.

15 comments:

Agustin said...

wow great work
I haven't yet heard anything from any of those films..
I will when you do the 2010's most awaited films ;)

moviefreak said...

Nobody is really talking Secretariat. It's a very popular story, even more more popular than Seabiscuit was and that film received a best picture nomination. Secretariat did a thing only a few have done...winning the triple crown. Diane Lane as owner Penny Chenery and John Malkovich as legenday trainer Lucien Laurin should be good.
The cinematography, done by a past Oscar winner Dean Semler, should be well used considering the racing and colorful costumes and race tracks. Many American's are big horse racing fans and this is one of the best sports stories of all time. It will be difficult for the film to fail as there is no fail in he story. Most horse racing fans, and there are millions, already know what an awesome feat and story it was and I bet word of mouth will spread from the film.
I wouldn't bet against it making it in the 10, as most people like a real story that has feel good underneath.
It's period as well ( early 70's ) so costumes and art direction will be paid detail as well.

Jake D said...

Green Hornet is an interesting/strange? choice for Art Direction. Even with Michael Gondry behind it...I'm just not feeling it.

But hey, Tom Wilkinson's in it!

Robert Hamer said...

Wow, you're putting a lot of faith in Inception...

Glenn Dunks said...

I'm already getting a sense of the movies that are going to make your top 10 predictions. Fun stuff.

Glenn Dunks said...

BTW, I think the nomination prediction for Tron Legacy could be spot on. The original was disqualified because it was, wait for it, too reliant on computer(!)

Tedums the Precious said...

As much as I hated the movie, I think Alice in Wonderland has a great chance at makeup and costume design nods. Maybe art direction, and a small chance at a cinematography or visual effects. Clash of the Titans could get visual effects too if there's no giant 3D backlash. *shrug* These are just what I've seen so far this year.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Make up for The Tempest seems like a great bet, and the nods for Braveheart and Apocalpto suggest they go for the war paint kind of work.

James T said...

Well done Nathaniel!

Devin Y. said...

What is this "Miral"? Is Freida Pinto the star of it? Does she have what it takes to carry a lead role? Can she get nominated? Why have I never heard of this film before? Good luck to her! Big "Slumdog Millionaire" fan!

Luiserghio said...
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Luiserghio said...

I true believe that even if "Tree of Life" don't have a nomination for picture, it will have it for cinematography (Lubezki is a genius, his previous effort with Malick was amazing + children of men = it's time) and for visual effects, because all the rumors of dinosaurs, and we all know, the academy loves dino-CGI!

Christine said...

If you're ever looking for additional awards-related post ideas, I would love to see articles describing what constitutes excellence in these more obscure Oscar categories.

A couple of months back someone posted a very helpful and informative comment about what counted as excellence in sound editing. I'd be interested in hearing what, for example, constitutes excellence in film editing or make up. I know very bad movie make up when I see it, but I'm don't have the technical knowledge to figure out what makes a make-up artist great rather than ordinary.

Towelie said...

True Grit should be described as an adaptation of the novel, not the movie.

NATHANIEL R said...

robert -- i'm actually not. it's sorta in 5th place in most of these categories when i couldn't decide how to prophesy.

i figure it starts out ahead. Other movies have to fight to be seen. This one just has to be as good as certain people hope it is. you know?