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2012 Critics Awards: Kansas City Film Critics

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Kansas City Film Critics site.

Best Film, The Master

Robert Altman Award for Best Director, Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence,  Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor,  Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Adapted Screenplay, Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Original Screenplay, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Foreign Language Film, Amour

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: The Cabin in the Woods

Best Animated Film, Frankenweenie

Best Documentary, The Imposter

One Response to “2012 Critics Awards: Kansas City Film Critics”

  1. Keil S. says:

    They may not like being referred to (erroneously) as the KFCC (in your link to their site). It does make me hungry though.

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DENNIS COOPER

The next thing that really changed my world and thoroughly influenced my writing were the films of Robert Bresson. When I discovered them in the late seventies, I felt I had found the final ingredient I needed to write the fiction I wanted to write.

INTERVIEWER

What was the final ingredient?

DENNIS COOPER

Recognizing that the films were entirely about emotion and, to me, ­ profoundly moving while, at the same time, stylistically inexpressive and monotonic. On the surface, they were nothing but style, and the style was extremely rigorous to boot, but they seemed almost transparent and purely content driven. Bresson’s use of untrained nonactors influenced my concentration on characters who are amateurs or noncharacters or characters who are ill equipped to handle the job of manning a story line or holding the reader’s attention in a conventional way. Altogether, I think Bresson’s films had the greatest influence on my work of any art I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the first fiction of mine that was ever published was a chapbook called “Antoine Monnier,” which was a god-awful, incompetent attempt to rewrite Bresson’s film Le diable ­probablement as a pornographic novella. So I came to writing novels through a channel that included experimental fiction, poetry, and nonliterary influences pretty much exclusively. I never read normal novels with any real interest or close attention.
~ Dennis Cooper Discovers Bresson

The whole world within reach.
~ Filmmaker Peter Hutton

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