Saturday, February 03, 2007

FYC for FB

Film Bitch Award diehards, here's your last chance to brainwash me into your way of thinking. I HAVE TO complete these awards. Too many other things piling up behind them. So, FYC in the comments for Credit/Title Sequences, Character Intros, Cameo or 'Limited' Roles (i.e. they're not crucial to the film, have only one real scene or coulda been dumped in the editing room but made it through) and Individual Scene Categories that you really love. I'm thinking of dumping the line reading category? I might ignore your favorites but, then again, I might not.

This message has been brought to you by Nathaniel's procrastination and lost pages of paperwork (oops & argh).


Anonymous said...

FYC cameo: Jane Adams in Little Children and Matt Winston in Little Miss Sunshine.

Anonymous said...

I love these last categories, but it's hard to think of deserving winners there. It'll be interesting to see what you come up with.

FYC: Character Intro
*Frank Costello (The Departed). That lovingly slow close-up of Jack's shady profile. Soon to be iconic.
*Jack Sparrow (PotC2).

FYC: Best Musical Moment from Non-Musical film
*I Want Candy (Marie-Antoinette).
*1812 Overture (V for Vendetta). I hated the movie too, but loved that scene.

FYC: Individual scenes
*By the cottage (Marie-Antoinette)

Anonymous said...

credit sequence: DWP

Cameo actress: Loretta Devine in DG

Anonymous said...

don't dump line reading! it's my favorite of your categories. I think probably 3 of the 5 nominees need to come from The Departed, however.

"I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the OTHER guy."

"You want a smoke? You don't smoke, do ya, right? What are ya, one of those fitness freaks, huh? Go f$%& yourself."

"Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe f$%& yourself."

"To me feds are like mushrooms. Feed them shit and keep them in the dark."

I'm sure there's more.

Anonymous said...

Also for line reading: "Now your tea's gone cold!" from James Cromwell in The Queen.

Action scenes:
*Car attack from Children of Men
*Opening chase in Africa from Casino Royale

*Grenade scene from Letters from Iwo Jima
*I Am Telling You from Dreamgirls
*Swimming Pool w/ Jackie Earl Haley from Little Children

Anonymous said...

Action scene: The Protector. Tony Jaa in a one shot five minute action scene in a hotel throwing people over balconies, threw tables, and all sorts of awesome.

OleNelson said...

I second whoever suggested the "Chase Through The Work Site" scene in Bond (so viscersal and wonderfully non-CGI) and the Car Scene in Children of Men.

I would also add the Birth Scene in Children of Men. I spent a moment there pondering whether Clive Owen was ACTUALLY delivering a live baby in front of me.

The scene felt real is the point.

Anonymous said...

Oh, cameo: Patrick Wilson in Running with Scissors as the IRS Agent.

Anonymous said...

Credit/Title Sequence: Casino Royale

Character Intro: Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson).

Best Musical Scene in a Non-Musical: Star Spangled Banner (Shortbus)

Anonymous said...

FYC Actor in a Limited Role: Adam Brody, Thank You for Smoking

FYC Actress In A Limited Role: Mary Louise Burke, A Prairie Home Companion and Helen Carey, Little Children

FYC Best Ending: The Fountain, Marie Antoinette, The Departed, The Science of Sleep, and Children of Men

FYC Best Titles: Casino Royale (Opening), A Prairie Home Companion (Opening) Closing (The Fountain)

FYC Best Opening: Casino Royale and Children of Men

Best Action Scene: the climax of Children of Men

FYC Best Individual Scene Awards:

1.) And I Am Telling You, Dreamgirls
2.) Chase outside the movie theater, The Departed
3.) The Conquistador the Tree of Life, The Fountain
4.)Elizabeth II reading the cards outside Buckingham Palace, The Queen
5.) Amelia in the desert, Babel
6.) My Masturbatorium, Running With Scissors
7.) Either of the first two tasks from Pan's Labyrinth
8.) Penelope Cruz lipsynchs, Volver
9.) Miranda without makeup, The Devil Wears Prada

Anonymous said...

Best Musical Sequence from a Non-Musical Film
Gwyneth's song at the beggining of Infamous
... from Little Miss Sunshine
"Eternal Flame" in Sherrybaby <3

Best Action Sequence
Getting ready for The Devil, The Devil Wears Prada :P

Character Intros
Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

Cameo or 'Limited' Roles
Vera Farmiga in Breaking & Entering
Adam Brody in Thank You For Smoking
Gwyneth Paltrow in Infamous

Arun said...

FYC character intro:
Its obvious, but Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.

FYC line readings:
'I hate words' from Half Nelson
and basically anything from The Departed
'Mmm...sweet', Greg Kinnear to the cop in LMS

Arun said...

I'll also second Jane Adams for cameo and the chase scene in Madagascar in Casino Royale for Opening scene/Action sequence.

Opening Credits: Thank You For Smoking

Best Scene: Filling the glasses with coke in Duck Season

Anonymous said...

FYC limited perfs:
Mary Louise Burke and L.Q. Jones in "A Praire Home Companion", Samantha Ivers in "Inside Man", and Naomie Harris in "Pirates of the Caribbean 2".

FYC Credit sequence: A Prairie Home Companion

FYC Best Musical moment from a Non-Musical film: factory workers singing while standing in line in "Catch a Fire"

FYC Character intro: Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin as The Johnson sisters

Sid said...

Yes -- please don't love line reading! It's one of my favorite categories!

Anonymous said...

Cameo Actress: Viola Davis- World Trade Center, Loretta Devine- Dreamgirls, Helen Carey or Jennifer Connelly- Little Children, Rachel Weisz or Ellen Burstyn- The Fountain (u didn't honour Rachel in any of the main acting categories) & Rose McGowan- The Black Dahlia

Cameo Actor: Bryan Cranston- Little Miss Sunshine

Anonymous said...

FYC Line Reading:

"That's all"- Meryl, Devil Wears Prada

FYC Individual scene: (spoiler!)

Kitty telling Walter that she's pregnant, The Painted Veil

Anonymous said...

- Credit/Title: That lone "The Departed" that finishes the first act of the movie.

- cal roth

Anonymous said...

Dozen Scenes Suggestions:

-Martin Sheen's fall - The Departed
-Ryan Gosling in the bathroom stall - Half Nelson
-Will Ferrel sings "The Whole Wide World" - Stranger Than Fiction
-The Pale Man - Pan's Labyrinth
-The blind date - Little Children
-The first phone call between Damon and DiCaprio - The Departed
-The accidental killing (You know which one I mean)- The Descent
-The first meeting between Tony Blair and The Queen - The Queen

c.p. iñor said...

FYC Best Kiss: Owen & Moore in "Children of Men"

FYC Musical Numbre from a Musical: Lola's (LiLo) "Frankie & Johnny" in "A Prairie Home Companion"

FYC Titles Sequence: Opening "The Devil Wears Prada"

FYC Actor Cameo: Bryan Cranston in "Little Miss Sunshine"

FYC Actress Cameo: Mary Lynn Rajskub "Little Miss Sunshine"

FYC Individual line Reading: Everything Rita (Perea)says in "Temporada de Patos" (Duck Season)

Anonymous said...

Best Actress in a Limited or Cameo Role
Loretta Devine, Dreamgirls
Paula Newsome, Little Miss Sunshine

Best Sex/Love Scene
Kate Winslet & Patrick Wilson, Little Children (the laundry room scene)

Best Musical Sequence from a Non-Musical Film
"The Star-Spangled Banner" (or what it was supposed to be), Borat
"Superfreak", Little Miss Sunshine

Best Character Intro
Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada


Anonymous said...

FYC Actor in a Limited Role:

Tommy Lee Jones, A Prairie Home Companion

Justin Shilton, Little Miss Sunshine

Anonymous said...

You should also add "Why isn't anybody ready?" from The Devil Wears Prada.

Anonymous said...

"By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me." Prada

"In the trunk of our car." LMS

"I enjoy acting very much... I've been taking lessons" Bettie Page

oh, and Chus Lampreave for Volver

Dave said...

FYC Cameo: I'll echo the suggestions of Jane Adams and Viola Davis and suggest Jamie Parker for 'The History Boys' and Sylvia Syms for 'The Queen'.

FYC Individual Scenes: The Bathtub in 'The Fountain'; the assault on the car and the baby's crying in 'Children of Men'; the explosions at the airport in 'Casino Royale'; and Dwayne's terrible news in 'Little Miss Sunshine'.

FYC Best Musical Moment from non-musical film: Penelope singing 'Volver' (or mouthing, I suppose)

Anonymous said...

FYC - Line Reading: "I'm one stomach flu away from my ideal weight" in The Devil Wears Prada.

Anonymous said...

Cameo/Limited Role:Paula Newsome,Little Miss Sunshine
Boubker ait el Caid,Babel

Individual Line Reading:"Fuck a lot of women"-Alan Arkin,Little Miss Sunshine

Anonymous said...

FYC cameos:

Chus Lampreave (Volver) / Geoffrey Rush (Pirates 2)

Anonymous said...

FYC Best Actress in a Cameo Role:

Gwyneth Paltrow, Infamous

Her performance succinctly captures the spirit of the whole film. She tells us what will happen without us even knowing it. For a brief few moments, she makes a mid-performance breakdown in a jazz club seem like the most tragic event in the whole world.

Middle-P said...

Credit/Title Sequences

FYC: The Queen - Getting her portrait done

FYC: Dreamgirls - Talent Show

FYC: Little Miss Sunshine - Meeting the Family

Character Intros

FYC: Miranda Priestly - The Devil Wears Prada

FYC: James Bond - Casino Royale

FYC: Nick Naylor - Thank You For Smoking

Cameo or 'Limited' Roles

FYC: Adam Brody - Thank You For Smoking

FYC: Sylvia Syms - The Queen

FYC: Beth Grant - Little Miss Sunshine

Line Reading

FYC: "That's All" - Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada

FYC: "You are the most beautiful girl in the world" Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine

FYC: "Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself." - Mark Wahlberg in The Departed

And the Top 12 Scenes:

Shooting the Dog - Letters From Iwo Jima

XXX Theater - The Departed

Pale Man's Dinner - Pan's Labyrinth

Battle Scene - Children of Men

And I'm Telling You - Dreamgirls

Swimming Pool - Little Children

Catfight - Notes on a Scandal

Dance off - Little Miss Sunshine

Torture Scene - Casino Royale

Mom's Freakout - The Black Dahlia

Talking with Mom - Volver

"Say Marilyn Hack" - For Your Consideration

John T said...

Line Readings:

"I'm Al Gore, I used to be the next President of the United States." -Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth

"Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe f*** yourself." -Mark Wahlberg, The Departed (there's where the nomination is)

"Please bore someone else with your questions." -Miranda Priestley (I know "That's All" is fabulous, but this one made me laugh the hardest)

Credit/Title Sequences-I don't know why, but the radio buzzing in the background on A Prairie Home Companion sticks out for me.

Character Intros:

James Bond-When else are you going to so revolutionize a character in one scene?

Dalton Russell (Inside Man)-He lays everything out so neatly.

Miranda Priestley-This is the sort of opening a category like this was made for.

The Prom King (Little Children)-With a title like that, it has to be good.

Cameos/Limited Role:
Chus Lampreave (Volver)
I'd say Doug Jones for his limited role in Pan's Labyrinth as the Pale Man, but he was also Pan, so that kind of leaves him out.
Jearlyn Steele (A Prairie Home Companion)

Individual Scene Categories:

The Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth)-Was there anything as chilling as this scene all year?

The Finale (A Prairie Home Companion)-The enigma of it all

The Birth Sequence/The Descent Down the Stairs (Children of Men)-I was in tears for one, cringing with hope for the other.

And I Am Telling You-It's not going.

For Sex Scene, please don't leave out The Painted Veil.

Anonymous said...

I'll second this:

Actress Cameo: Mary Lynn Rajskub in "Little Miss Sunshine"

Anonymous said...

Definately the "Prom King" for best Character Intro!!

J.D. said...

Limited Actor:
- Tommy Lee Jones, A Prairie Home Companion. A thought he was good.
- Clifton Collins, Jr., Babel. He impessed me a lot in Capote, and he impressed me here with 2 minutes of screen time. About that.

Limited Actress (you confused most of us with Shaw and Kirshner in Supp. Actress):
- Sinead Cusack, V!!!!. Oh, who I am kidding? You'll never go for that.
- Chus Lampreave for Volver. Very well done.
- Asia Argento, Marie Antoinette. Who knows if she'll make your list.
- Pam Ferris, Children of Men. I have her in this category, but I don't even know if you liked it.
- You haven't seen Bobby, so...

Opening Sequence:
- Inside Man. The best part of the movie to me. At least top 3.
- Casino Royale. Two kills.
- The Devil Wears Prada. "Suddenly I See". That's why. Good editing.
- The Queen. Very well done.

Credits Sequence:
- Casino Royale. Come on, you know it was awesome. Even if it was too Bondesque. But that's the point.
- Volver - the end credits. Very beautiful.
- An Inconvenient Truth, the end credits. "I Need To Wake Up" is good on it's own, but then with the sliding in and out, up and down, transforming 'tidbits' about environmentalism makes it very good in my eyes.
- The Fountain, yes. Very, well... it fits with the movie.

Musical Moment (Non-Musical):
- 1812 Overture (V!!!! agreed whole-heartidly. But with you...
- Super Freak! Super Freak! 10 y.o. Super Freak!
- Penelope Cruz in Volver. Very beautiful, and good lipsynch on her part.

Action Sequence:
- The African chase scene in Casino Royale. Without a doubt.
- The driving scene in Children of Men. Makes me sad. Damn realistic. [shudders]
- In Monster House, when the house walks. Come on. You have a weakess for the movie, so...
- Anything from The Departed.

Reg. Scene:
- The Queen of England caving in to public pressure, having to survey the damage of her traditions, and getting the flowers from the little girl. Bravo.
- The Queen again, but for the deer. That deer, the deer. Just great.
- The birth scene in COM. The baby really did look real. A great moment in a great film.
- As used in trailer from The Devil Wears Prada, since it seems too late for the opening.

Don't know where to place this:
The entire last half hour of COM. It's everything grand and epic and armrest holding about the film.

Musical Moment (Musical Film):
- Hmm, whatever will you put here? [J-Hud triumphantly plays in the back of my mind] I don't know.

Line Reading:
- EmBlu, "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight." God, she was good.
- Rachel Weisz, "Together we will live forever." The repetition got to me.
- Whoever played the back designer guy, "You're working for Miranda Priestly now. You must be in desperate need of hard liqour." Funny script.
- Michael Caine, "You Fascist pig."
- A forgotten gem: Gretchen Mol, "Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, weren't they? When they sinned, they put clothes on." Brava!

- Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. Very creative, I have to admit.

Sex/Love scene:
- Leo DiCaprio and Vera Farmiga, The Departed.

- The Fountain. So beautiful.
- United 93. Come on. Although you have mized feelings for the movie, you have to admit: that's an incredible ending.
- V for Vendetta. I thought it was excellent, and that's all that matters.

And probably something somewhere from The Prestige.

I know there's more, but I can't think of anything else.

Anonymous said...

FYC Title/Credit Sequence:
Thank You for Smoking
Casino Royale

FYC Character Intro:
Miranda Priestley in "The Devil Wears Prada"

FYC Cameos or Limited Roles:
Julianne Moore, Children of Men

FYC Individual Scene Categories:
"Grandpa, am I pretty?" scene from "Little Miss Sunshine
"Their grief?" scene between the Queen and Tony Blair in "The Queen"
"God left this place a long time ago" scene in "Blood Diamond"

FYX: Best Musical Moment from Non-Musical scene
The Hoover family dancing "Superfreak" in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant contest.

J.D. said...

Ooooooh, and one more that you will never go for:

Line Reading:
[continuing from the greatest mind-twisting rant ever:]
Natalie Portman: "Are you like, a crazy person?"
V: "I am quite sure they will say so."

Click here.

Who am I trying to impress? Oy.

Anonymous said...

FYC Cameo: Linda the Bereavement Liaison in LMS. Hysterical.

Anonymous said...

Individual scene from a musical -- Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" performance

Individual scene from a non-musical -- the "Superfreak" routine from "Little Miss Sunshine"; Penelope Cruz's "volver" song in "Volver"

Cameos -- Loretta Devine, "Dreamgirls"; Anne-Marie Duff, "Notes on a Scandal"; the pale-man monster, "Pan's Labyrinth"

Sex Scene -- Patrick Wilson (OMFG!)and Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

Character intros -- Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"

Glenn Dunks said...

Haven't read anybody elses, these are just mine:

Credits/Title Sequence - Borat (closing), Dreamgirls (closing), An Inconvenient Truth (closing), Thank You for Smoking (opening), Volver (closing)

Character Intro - Borat (Borat), The Crawler (The Descent - that moment where you go "wait, did I just see that?" and then a few minutes later it's RIGHT IN YOUR FACE!), Miranda Preistly (The Devil Wears Prada, duh), HRM Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen), Irene (Volver)

Limited/Cameo Actor - Adam Brody in Thank You For Smoking..? I dunno. All my contenders are from Aussie films.

Limited/Cameo Actress - Viola Davis (World Trade Center), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sandra Oh (Hard Candy), Rose McGowen (The Black Dahlia), Donna Murphy (World Trade Center and The Fountain), Marylouise Burke (A Prairie Home Companion) and whoever it was that played Narayan's mother in Water. I have no idea who she was.

Scene: Tokyo Drug Trip (Babel), The Bear (Borat), The Discovery/Shootout or The Dinner Sequence (The Black Dahlia), The Roadside Attack or the moment where all the soldiers stop fighting when they hear the baby (Children of Men), Any number of scenes from The Devil Wears Prada...

Glenn Dunks said...

People seem to be adding suggestions for the musicals scenes too, so I'll add some.

Non Musical Film:
Babel - "September"
The Black Dahlia - "Love For Sale"
Volver - "Volver"

Musical Film:
"Jesus Walks", "You Got Me", "The Way" and "If I Was President" from Dave Chappelle's Block Party

"And I Am Telling You...", "I Am Changing", "One Night Only" (Medley) and "Jimmy Got..." from Dreamgirls

"Somebody to Love" and "Boogie Wonderland" from Happy Feet

"Goodbye to Mama", "My Minnesota Home", "Franky and Johnny" and "Bad Jokes" from A Prairie Home Companion

Anonymous said...

four more:

1) Cameo Actress: Pamela Anderson in "Borat"

2) Cameo Actor: Alec Baldwin in "The Departed"; Robert DeNiro and Michael Gambon in "The Good Shepherd"

3) Quote: "Abracadabra" by Christian Bale in "The Prestige"

4) Character intro: I second the person who suggested Jackie Earle Haley in "Little Children"

ok... i'm done

Anonymous said...

To add to the list of FYC for Line Reading:

"I would appreciate it if you'd stop shooting things, officer. The rich, we don't own art just for ourselves, we safekeep it for future generation."


"Who made what made who crazy..."

But like you said in her write-up, every line reading is a work of mad genius.


Barry said...

Cameo Actress: Robin Tunney- Hollywoodland

Anonymous said...

Best Line Reading: "Gold stars all around"-- Judi Dench (Notes on a Scnadal)

Best Action Sequence: Forest car attack AND escape from the farm (Children of Men)

Best Character Intro: Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette)

Best Musical Sequence from Non-Musical: "Hong Kong Garden" (the masked ball from Marie Antoinette), "Ceremony" (Marie Antoinette)

Lyn said...

Just saw Last King of Scotland, so have to suggest from this film:

Best scene: the "accident", the hand injury, the injured cow, and what goes from there . . . - in an already tense film, this early scene was a killer.

Anonymous said...

FYC Actress in a Limited Role: Molly Shannon and Shirley Henderson in Marie Antoinette for being the movie's Greek chorus

Barry said...

Cameo Actor: Tim Russell- A Prairie Home Companion

Musical Scene in a Musical: Meryl Streep & Lily Tomlin- Mississippi River, Woody Harrelson & John C. Reilly- Bad Jokes, Lindsay Lohan- Frankie & Johnny and The whole cast- the song thats going during the credits.

Anonymous said...

Jane Adams in Little Children for limited/ cameo.

Anonymous said...

Cameo and Musical Sequence in a Non-Musical Film:



more awards very soon.

p.s. i'm kinda stumped on "best kiss" -did no one lock lips beautifully/interestingly/memorably this year onscreen?

Anonymous said...

Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in the Fountain.

You know, in the tub.

Anonymous said...

Hmm... best kiss:

*Winslet/Wilson at the playground in Little Children
*Jean Grey and Cyclops in X3 (or Jean Grey and Wolverine, later)
*Borat and anyone random American male in Borat

Barry said...

"Together we will live forever": Rachel Weisz- The Fountain for line reading

Barry said...

Spanish Conquistador Tomas meeting Queen Isabel in The Fountain for best scene