Awards Watch Archive for September, 2008

Best Picture

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Frontrunners (in alphabetical order) Dec 19 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par Fincher Pitt Long & gauzy, but one of the great young filmmakers in the world with a classic tale… could be a better Gump or another Joe Black… or in between Nov 19 Slumdog…

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22 Weeks To Go, For Love Or Money

By this time in most past years, the awards season was well under way, at least inside The Geltway. This year, not so much. Why? 2007 taught studios, in spite of a win by a November release that went the Aug/Sept.Oct festival route, that you can still open late and be in the Oscar game….

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September 23

The Gurus line up post-Toronto with high hopes for the still unseen Frost/Nixon, Streep, Rourke, Cruz, and Ledger

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump