Friday, January 21, 2005

Been Around the World...

The Foreign Pages have been updated. Damn that's a chore. Click away...
Looks like it's going to be some combo of the following dozen pictures

(no particular order)
France -Les Choristes
Spain -The Sea Inside
China -House of Flying Daggers
Greece -A Touch of Spice
Iran -Turtles Can Fly
Italy -The Keys to the House
Mexico -Innocent Voices
South Africa -Yesterday
Brazil -Olga
Sweden -As in Heaven
Chile -Machuca
Germany -Downfall

but with this category... you never really know. There's several others that have a longshot chance. But these seem to be the most enthusiastically received in one way or another

Some really good pictures won't make it as usual like probably Nobody Knows from Japan (a cinephile favorite) Whisky from Uruguay (a festival favorite) and Cronicas from Ecuador (Sundance buzz but probably too harsh) The Welts from Poland (too harsh) etc...


Anonymous said...

It'll never happen, but I'm still pulling for a Five Obstructions nominations, if for no other reason than to see Lars at the Oscars. I haven't seen the movie, but I'm sure it's great.

Your foreign page frustrates me though. Because, being in Australia, we get even LESS foreign movies than the US because the chance of making money is much less (in the US you can have some obscure Korean movie make its way around the country with only a few screens and it can make a few thousand, but here, that number would be substantially less.) So we either get them straight-to-DVD or not at all.

But, we get the major ones, so I shall not complain.

But, on a completely different note, I thought you'd LOVE this.

The Cinema Audio Society (or whatever they're called) have nominated... FINDING NEVERLAND. If I could put in a frowning emoticon right here, i would!


Anonymous said...

Hi Your foreign boxoffice collections looks more like what you choose to notice coz at atleast a dozen indian films made between 200,000 to 1.0 million. Omissions include Hum Tum, Yuva, Swades, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Aitraaz, lakshya etc, the list goes on.
Hope you notice this. KD

Gustavo H.R. said...

Brazil must win an Oscar someday, but not for OLGA.


in regards to missing stuff on the foreign box office. I do my best. It's hard to keep track. If I missed something it's usually because

a) it didn't open in New York
b) it never charter at box office mojo (where I get the figures)
c) i just made a mistake
d) it only played at festivals. I only count regular theatrical releases and also do not include revivals

Anonymous said...

Well I think it would be nice to follow yahoo movies box office chart of actuals for the weekend ..has atleast 100 movies in there and you would have got all the collections right. Also IMDB has the best upto date collections information, me thinks. All the films that i mentioned open pretty widely (for foreign films) with about 50-100 screens and run mostly in NY/NJ area, LA, Chicago, Dallas-Houston. Anyways, you do amazing work with your site and i wish that you keep up the excellent work. KD

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