Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Viewing Journal: 4/30/2014






200) TRANSCENDENCE
(2014 dir. Wally Pfister) Date Seen: April 30 2014



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199) FUTURE WAR
(1997 dir. Anthony Doublin) Date Seen: April 30 2014

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Viewing Journal: 4/29/2014






198) HATESHIP LOVESHIP
(2014 dir. Liza Johnson) Date Seen: April 29 2014



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197) DEATHSTALKER
(1983 dir. James Sbardellati) Date Seen: April 29 2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Viewing Journal: 4/28/2014






196) THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER
(1977 dir. William R. Stromberg) Date Seen: April 28 2014

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195) MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
(1992 dir. John Carpenter) Date Seen: April 28 2014

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Viewing Journal: 4/27/2014






194) BRICK MANSIONS
(2014 dir. Camille Delamarre) Date Seen: April 27 2014

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193) ZEBRAHEAD
(1992 dir. Anthony Drazan) Date Seen: April 27 2014

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Viewing Journal: 4/26/2014






192) ENEMY
(2014 dir. Denis Villeneuve) Date Seen: April 26 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

1989 FILM BALLOT

Another one of my old "Best in Film" ballots. To contrast beside the Academy's nominees & winners.
Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014


Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 1989, go here

Note: "Animated Short" and "Animated Feature" categories have been merged into one Animation category, regardless of runtime length. Also "Sound Editing" and "Sound Mixing" have been combined into one "Sound Design" category. Focusing on both overall mix and sound creation.




 




*DO THE RIGHT THING
BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY
MY LEFT FOOT
MYSTERY TRAIN
SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE
DRUGSTORE COWBOY
CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
CASUALTIES OF WAR
THE 'BURBS

actual oscar nominees:
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
DRIVING MISS DAISY  (won)
FIELD OF DREAMS
MY LEFT FOOT











*THE DECALOGUE
YEELEN [BRIGHTNESS]
A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING    
CASTLE IN THE SKY
CITY OF SADNESS
A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE
ZU WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN
CHOCOLAT
VIOLENT COP
THE SEVENTH CONTINENT

actual oscar nominees:
CAMILLE CLAUDEL
CINEMA PARADISO (won)
JESUS OF MONTREAL
WALTZING REGITZE
WHAT HAPPENED TO SANTIAGO











*Spike Lee for DO THE RIGHT THING
Krzysztof Kieślowski for THE DECALOGUE
Hou Hsiao-hsien for CITY OF SADNESS
Oliver Stone for BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Alan Clarke for ELEPHANT 

actual oscar nominees:
Woody Allen for CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
Oliver Stone for BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (won)
Peter Weir for DEAD POET'S SOCIETY
Kenneth Branagh for HENRY V
Jim Sheridan for MY LEFT FOOT











*Michelle Pfeiffer in FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
Isabelle Adjani in CAMILLE CLAUDEL
Andie MacDowell in SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in THE ABYSS
Youki Kudoh in MYSTERY TRAIN 

actual oscar nominees:
Isabelle Adjanji in CAMILLE CLAUDEL
Pauline Collins in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
Jessica Lange in MUSIC BOX
Michelle Pfeiffer in THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
Jessica Tandy in DRIVING MISS DAISY (won)






 





*Kenneth Branagh in HENRY V
Tom Cruise in BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Daniel Day-Lewis & Hugh O'Conor in MY LEFT FOOT
Gary Oldman in THE FIRM
Matt Dillon in DRUGSTORE COWBOY 

actual oscar nominees:
Kenneth Branagh in HENRY V
Morgan Freeman in DRIVING MISS DAISY
Robin Williams in DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Daniel Day-Lewis in MY LEFT FOOT (won)
Tom Cruise in BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY








 




*Brenda Fricker in MY LEFT FOOT
Carrie Fisher in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Dianne Wiest in PARENTHOOD
Kelly Lynch in DRUGSTORE COWBOY
Mare Winningham in MIRACLE MILE
Laura San Giacomo in SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE 

actual oscar nominees:
Brenda Fricker in MY LEFT FOOT (won)
Anjelica Huston in ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY
Lena Olin in ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY
Julia Roberts in STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Dianne Wiest in PARENTHOOD






 




*Danny Aiello in DO THE RIGHT THING
Gary Farmer in POWWOW HIGHWAY
Martin Landau in CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
Jack Nicholson in BATMAN
Sean Penn in CASUALTIES OF WAR 

actual oscar nominees:
Danny Aiello in DO THE RIGHT THING
Dan Aykroyd in DRIVING MISS DAISY
Marlon Brando in A DRY WHITE SEASON
Martin Landau in CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS
Denzel Washington in GLORY  (won)






 




*HEATHERS - Daniel Waters
DO THE RIGHT THING - Spike Lee
MYSTERY TRAIN - Jim Jarmusch
SEX, LIES, & VIDEOTAPE - Steven Soderbergh
MIRACLE MILE - Steve De Jarnatt 

actual oscar nominees:
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
DEAD POETS SOCIETY (won)
DO THE RIGHT THING
SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY








*BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY - Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic
DRUGSTORE COWBOY - Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost
MY LEFT FOOT - Jim Sheridan, Shane Connaughton
CASUALTIES OF WAR - David Rabe
JOHNNY HANDSOME - Ken Friedman 

actual oscar nominees:
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
DRIVING MISS DAISY (won)
ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY
FIELD OF DREAMS
MY LEFT FOOT









*FOR ALL MANKIND
NEAR DEATH
ROGER AND ME
THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD
COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT 

actual oscar nominees doc feature:
ADAM CLAYTON POWELL
COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT (won)
CRACK USA
FOR ALL MANKIND
SUPER CHIEF: LIFE & LEGACY OF EARL WARREN

actual oscar nominees doc short:
FINE FOOD, FINE PASTRIES, OPEN 6 TO 9
THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (won)
YAD VASHEM: PRESERVING THE PAST TO ENSURE THE FUTURE











*CASTLE IN THE SKY [LAPUTA]
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
BALANCE
THE COW [KOROVA]
MEET THE FEEBLES
KNICK KNACK

actual oscar nominees animated short:
BALANCE  (won)
THE COW
THE HILL FARM









*THE ABYSS Mikael Salomon, ASC
MYSTERY TRAIN - Robby Müller, ASC, BVK
GLORY - Freddie Francis, BSC, ASC
DO THE RIGHT THING - Ernest R. Dickerson, ASC
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY - Robert Richardson, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
THE ABYSS
BLAZE
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
GLORY (won)











*DO THE RIGHT THINGBarry Alexander Brown
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY - David Brenner, Joe Hutshing
THE BEAR - Noëlle Boisson 
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II - Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt
THE ABYSS Conrad Buff, Howard Smith, Joel Goodman

actual oscar nominees:
THE BEAR
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (won)
DRIVING MISS DAISY
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
GLORY












*BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY - John Williams >
CINEMA PARADISO - Ennio Morricone >
CASUALTIES OF WAR - Ennio Morricone >
FIELD OF DREAMS - James Horner >
THE 'BURBS - Jerry Goldsmith >

actual oscar nominees:
BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY
FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
FIELD OF DREAMS
INDIANA JONES LAST CRUSADE
THE LITTLE MERMAID  (won)











*THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN - Dante Ferretti; Francesca Lo Schiavo
BATMAN - Anton Furst; Peter Young
THE ABYSS - Leslie Dilley; Anne Kuljian
PAPERHOUSE - Gemma Jackson, Hedges Bros.
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II - Rick Carter, Linda De Scenna

actual oscar nominees:
THE ABYSS
BATMAN  (won)
ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
GLORY
DRIVING MRS. DAISY











*THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN - Gabriella Pescucci
HENRY V - Phyllis Dalton
INDIANA JONES: LAST CRUSADE  - Joanna Johnston, Anthony Powell
BATMAN - Bob Ringwood
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II - Joanna Johnston
VALMONT - Theodor Pistek

actual oscar nominees:
HENRY V  (won)
ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
HARLEM NIGHTS
DRIVING MRS. DAISY
VALMONT










*THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN Maggie Weston, Fabrizio Sforza
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II - Ken Chase, Nancy Hvasta
DAD - Dick Smith
DRIVING MISS DAISY - Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, Kevin Haney
BATMAN - Paul Engelen, Nick Dudman
JOHNNY HANDSOME - Michael Westmore, Zoltan

actual oscar nominees:
DRIVING MRS. DAISY (won)
DAD
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN









*THE ABYSS
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
GHOSTBUSTERS 2
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

actual oscar nominees:
THE ABYSS  (won)
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
BACK TO THE FUTURE II








*MADONNA: EXPRESS YOURSELF
OEDIPUS WRECKS [NEW YORK STORIES]
ISLAND OF FLOWERS
KITCHEN SINK
LIFE LESSONS [NEW YORK STORIES]
MADONNA: LIKE A PRAYER
FOUTAISES [THINGS I LIKE, THINGS I DON'T LIKE]

actual oscar nominees:
WORK EXPERIENCE  (won)
THE CHILDEATER 
AMAZON DIARY










the following are Muriel Awards categories:






*1) Missing kiss reel the church deemed sinful. CINEMA PARADISO finale
2) 1972 RNC demonstration & clash - BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
3) "Though Shalt Not Kill" chapter climax - THE DECALOGUE
4) Smiley discovers pic of Dr. King & X in rubble - DO THE RIGHT THING
5) Young Christy Brown writes for the first time on floor - MY LEFT FOOT
6) Giant soldier robot's rampage - LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY
7) Virgil resuscitates his drowned ex-wife - THE ABYSS
8) Indiana Jones on horseback vs Nazi tanks - LAST CRUSADE
9) Courage to knock on neighbor's door. (Leone sequence) - THE 'BURBS
10) Boombox blasts Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" - SAY ANYTHING
11) King Henry delivers "St. Crispin's Day" speech to his troops - HENRY V
-tie- "Oh Captain, My Captain" Students honor Keating - DEAD POETS SOCIETY
12) Batman via Batwing rains on Joker's balloon parade - BATMAN
13) 2015 hoverboard chase mirrors 1955 chase - BACK TO THE FUTURE II
-tie- Bumble attack & ride - HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS
14) Bear cub's bad mushroom trip - THE BEAR [L'OURS]
15) Dark figure appears with hammer in hand - PAPERHOUSE

also this: 








*DO THE RIGHT THING
THE 'BURBS
SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE
MY LEFT FOOT
LONESOME DOVE  








*1) Woody Allen for  CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS and OEDIPUS WRECKS [NEW YORK STORIES]
2) Ennio Morricone for CINEMA PARADISO, CASUALTIES OF WAR, and FAT MAN & LITTLE BOY
3) Jim Jarmusch for MYSTERY TRAIN and COFFEE & CIGS: MEMPHIS
4) Hayao Miyazaki for LAPUTA & KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE 
5) Alan Clarke for ELEPHANT & THE FIRM 











*1) Aki Kaurismäki for ARIEL
2) Catherine Breillat for 36 FILLETTE
3) Claire Denis for CHOCOLAT
4) Todd Solondz for FEAR, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
5) Alex Proyas for SPIRITS OF THE AIR, GREMLINS OF THE CLOUDS
6) Alison Maclean for KITCHEN SINK 
7) Nancy Savoca for TRUE LOVE 











*1) Isaach De Bankolé in CHOCOLAT
2) Emma Thompson in HENRY V and THE TALL GUY 
3) Benicio del Toro in LICENCE TO KILL
4) Jet Li in DRAGON FIGHT
5) Andre Braugher in GLORY
6) Jennifer Tilly in THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
7) Richard Jenkins in SEA OF LOVE
8) Charlotte Gainsbourg in THE LITTLE THIEF
9) Nicole Kidman in DEAD CALM
10) Samuel L. Jackson in DO THE RIGHT THING
11) Sarah Polley in THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
  






Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image: 1980, 1981
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990,19911992 
1993, 1994199519961997199819992000, 20012002, 2003,
 2004, 20052006, 20072008200920102011, 2012, 2013, 2014...