Friday, March 20, 2015

1984 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 1984, 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.












*BLOOD SIMPLE
STRANGER THAN PARADISE
GREMLINS
PARIS, TEXAS
STARMAN
THE TERMINATOR
REPO MAN
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
THE NEVERENDING STORY
THIS IS SPINAL TAP


actual oscar nominees:

AMADEUS  (won)
THE KILLING FIELDS
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
PLACES IN THE HEART
A SOLDIER'S STORY









*EL NORTE
À NOS AMOURS
ALMANAC OF FALL

BOY MEETS GIRL
BALLAD OF NARAYAMA
YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN
WANDERERS OF THE DESERT
FULL MOON IN PARIS
DIARY FOR MY CHILDREN
LE DERNIER COMBAT


actual oscar nominees:

BEYOND THE WALLS
CAMILA
DANGEROUS MOVES (won)
DOUBLE FEATURE
WARTIME ROMANCE










*Joel & Ethan Coen for BLOOD SIMPLE
Joe Dante for GREMLINS
Maurice Pialat for À NOS AMOURS
Wim Wenders for PARIS, TEXAS
Jim Jarmusch for STRANGER THAN PARADISE

actual oscar nominees:

Milos Foreman for AMADEUS (won)
Woody Allen for BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
Roland Joffe for THE KILLING FIELDS 
David Lean for A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Robert Benton for PLACES IN THE HEART











*Judy Davis in A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Karen Allen in STARMAN
Sally Field in PLACES IN THE HEART
Maja Komorowska in YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN
Vanessa Redgrave in THE BOSTONIANS

actual oscar nominees:

Judy Davis in A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Sally Field in PLACES IN THE HEART (won)
Jessica Lange in COUNTRY
Vanessa Redgrave in THE BOSTONIANS
Sissy Spacek in THE RIVER










*Albert Finney in UNDER THE VOLCANO
Joe Morton in BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
Harry Dean Stanton in PARIS, TEXAS
F. Murray Abraham in AMADEUS
Eddie Murphy in BEVERLY HILLS COP

actual oscar nominees:

F. Murray Abraham in AMADEUS (won)
Jeff Bridges in STARMAN
Albert Finney in UNDER THE VOLCANO
Tom Hulce in AMADEUS
Sam Waterson in THE KILLING FIELDS 












*Geraldine Page in THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
Lindsay Crouse in PLACES IN THE HEART
Nastassja Kinski in PARIS, TEXAS
Peggy Ashcroft in A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Daryl Hannah in SPLASH

actual oscar nominees:

Peggy Ashcroft in  A PASSAGE TO INDIA  (won)
Glenn Close in THE NATURAL
Lindsay Crouse in PLACES IN THE HEART
Christine Lahti in SWING SHIFT
Geraldine Page in THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE









*Malkovich in PLACES IN THE HEART
M. Emmet Walsh in BLOOD SIMPLE
Tom Hulce in AMADEUS
Haing S Ngor in THE KILLING FIELDS
John Lithgow in BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION

actual oscar nominees:
Adolph Caesar in A SOLIDER'S STORY
John Malkovich in PLACES IN THE HEART 
Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita in THE KARATE KID
Haing S. Ngor in THE KILLING FIELDS (won)
Ralph Richardson in GRESTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES









*EL NORTE - Gregory Nava
PLACES IN THE HEART - Robert Benton
GREMLINS - Chris Columbus
THIS IS SPINAL TAP - Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, McKean, Shearer
BLOOD SIMPLE - Coen Bros.

actual oscar nominees:

BEVERLY HILLS COP
BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
EL NORTE
PLACES IN THE HEART (won)
SPLASH










*AMADEUS - Peter Shaffer
THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA - Shôhei Imamura
THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN - Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - Michael Radford
THE KILLING FIELDS - Bruce Robinson

actual oscar nominees:

AMADEUS (won)
GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES
THE KILLING FIELDS
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
A SOLDIER'S STORY










 



*THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK
STOP MAKING SENSE
ANOTHER STATE OF MIND
STREETWISE
MARLENE

actual oscar nominees:

HIGH SCHOOLS
IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE
MARLENE
STREETWISE
THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (won)










*ISHU PATEL'S "PARADISE"
JUMPING
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON [OBRATNAYA STORONA LUNY]
MACROSS: DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?
THE ADVENTURES OF ANDRE & WALLY B. 
THE CABINET OF JAN SVANKMAJER
LENSMAN [SF SHINSEIKI LENSMAN]

actual oscar nominees:

CHARADE (won)
DOCTOR DE SOTO
Ishu Patel's PARADISE










*THE RIVER - Vilmos Zsigmond, HSC, ASC
THE NATURAL - Caleb Deschanel, ASC
PARIS, TEXAS - Robby Müller, BVK
AMADEUS - Miroslav Ondricek, ACK
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - Tonino Delli Colli, AIC

actual oscar nominees:
AMADEUS
THE KILLING FIELDS (won)
THE NATURAL
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
THE RIVER








*AMADEUS - Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler
A PASSAGE TO INDIA - David Lean
THE NEVERENDING STORY  - Jane Seitz
THE KILLING FIELDS - Jim Clark
GREMLINS - Tina Hirsch

actual oscar nominees:

AMADEUS
THE COTTON CLUB
THE KILLING FIELDS (won)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
ROMANCING THE STONE










*PARIS, TEXAS - Ry Cooder >
DUNE - Brian Eno & Toto >
THE TERMINATOR - Brad Fiedel >
A PASSAGE TO INDIA - Maurice Jarre >
THE NEVERENDING STORY - Giorgio Moroder >

actual oscar nominees:

INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
THE NATURAL
A PASSAGE TO INDIA (won)
THE RIVER
UNDER THE VOLCANO









*AMADEUS - Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Karel Cerny
THE NEVERENDING STORY - Rolf Zehetbauer
A PASSAGE TO INDIA - John Box, Leslie Tomkins; Hugh Scaife
2010 - Albert Brenner; Rick Simpson
THE COTTON CLUB - Richard Sylbert; George Gaines, Les Bloom

actual oscar nominees:
AMADEUS (won)
THE COTTON CLUB
THE NATURAL
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
2010








*AMADEUS - Theodor Pistek
BUCKAROO BANZAI..  - Aggie Guerard Rodgers
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - Gabriella Pescucci
DUNE - Bob Ringwood
A PASSAGE TO INDIA - Judy Moorcroft

actual oscar nominees:
AMADEUS (won)
THE BOSTONIANS
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
PLACES IN THE HEART
2010





 





*AMADEUS - Dick Smith 
DUNE - Etsuko Egawa
GREYSTOKE: LEGEND OF TARZAN - Rick Baker
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM - Tom Smith
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET - David Miller
GHOSTBUSTERS - Etsuko Egawa

actual oscar nominees:
AMADEUS (won)
GREYSTOKE: LEGEND OF TARZAN, KING OF THE APES
2010









*GHOSTBUSTERS
THE NEVERENDING STORY
2010
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
STARMAN
DREAMSCAPE
TERMINATOR

actual oscar nominees:
GHOSTBUSTERS
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (won)
2010










*DUNE
THE RIVER
AMADEUS 
2010
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
AMADEUS (won)
DUNE
A PASSAGE TO INDIA
THE RIVER
2010

actual oscar nominees sound editing: 
THE RIVER (won)







 





*FRANKENWEENIE
THURSDAY AFTERNOON
MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES
QUEST

actual oscar nominees live-action short:
THE PAINTED DOOR
TALES OF MEETING AND PARTING
UP (won)

actual oscar nominees documentary short: 
THE CHILDREN OF SOONG CHING-LING
CODE GRAY: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN NURSING
THE GARDEN OF EDEN
RECOLLECTIONS OF PAVLOVSK
THE STONE CARVERS (won)













additional categories courtesy of Muriel





*1) Visser attempts to finish Abby "assignment." (loft finale) - BLOOD SIMPLE
2) Mother discovers monsters have hatched & are in house - GREMLINS
3) Artax is overcome by the Swamp of Sadness - NEVERENDING STORY
4) Two way mirror peep show confession - PARIS, TEXAS
5) Metal exoskeleton emerges from burning wreckage -  TERMINATOR
6) "Stonehenge" performance disaster - THIS IS SPINAL TAP
7) Levitating ceiling stabbing - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
8) "When I Live My Dream" Bowie sequence - BOY MEETS GIRL 
9) Rope bridge showdown with Mola Ram clan - TEMPLE OF DOOM
10) Venkman encounters "Slimer" in hotel - GHOSTBUSTERS
11) Muppet baby nursery sequence - MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN 
12) Paul drinks the "water of life." Prophecy. - DUNE
13) Entire library sequence filmed in reverse - TOP SECRET
14) Orb re-animates Jenny's late husband's organic form - STARMAN
15) Big finale home run. (Stadium lights exploding) - THE NATURAL

also this:

Stop Making Sense (1984) Opening Titles & Credits 'Psycho Killer' Dir: Jonathan Demme from Ben Usher on Vimeo.







 


*THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION
THIS IS SPINAL TAP
PARIS, TEXAS
PLACES IN THE HEART
GHOSTBUSTERS
SPLASH








*1) Stan Winston special effects for THE TERMINATOR and STARMAN
2) Rick Moranis in GHOSTBUSTERS and STREETS OF FIRE
3) John Malkovich in PLACES IN THE HEART and KILLING FIELDS
4) Etsuko Egawa makeup fx for DUNE and GHOSTBUSTERS
5) I.L.M. for STARMAN, GHOSTBUSTERS and TEMPLE OF DOOM











*1) Joel & Ethan Coen for BLOOD SIMPLE
2) James Cameron for THE TERMINATOR
3) Leos Carax for BOY MEETS GIRL
4) Alex Cox for REPO MAN
5) Rob Reiner for THIS IS SPINAL TAP
6) Neil Jordan for ANGEL
7) Luc Besson for LE DERNIER COMBAT [THE FINAL COMBAT]
8) Hou Hsiao-Hsien for THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI
9) Kathryn Bigelow for THE LOVELESS
10) W.D. Richter for BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS 8TH DIMENSION
11) Roland Joffe for THE KILLING FIELDS 









*1) Denzel Washington in A SOLDIER'S STORY
2) Denis Lavant in BOY MEETS GIRL
3) Willem Dafoe in THE LOVELESS and STREETS OF FIRE
4) Christopher Guest in THIS IS SPINAL TAP
5) Frances McDormand in BLOOD SIMPLE
6) Daniel Day-Lewis in THE BOUNTY
7) Mary McDonnell in GARBO TALKS
8) William Forsyth in ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
9) Stephen Rea in ANGEL
10) Kyle MacLachlan in DUNE
11) Virginia Madsen in ELECTRIC DREAMS and DUNE
12) Richard Edson in STRANGER THAN PARADISE
13) Melanie Griffith in BODY DOUBLE
14) John Cusack in SIXTEEN CANDLES 
15) Jean Reno in LE DERNIER COMBAT




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

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