Tuesday, July 24, 2012

my Alex IMovieland awards, 4th edition: Episode 1/4.

It’s the 4th edition of my personal film awards. To see the previous 3 years, just go somewhere on the right and you'll find the links or just click on one of the labels. It's one of the most joyous times of the year for me, and this year I've delayed it way too long. But the moment has arrived: and because I've had enough time for reflecting, I can honestly say in 2011 we had couple of masterpieces, some good films and a lot of overrated stuff.

This is how they'll go down:
Episode 1Cinematography, Original Score.
Episode 2Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay.
Episode 3Film, Director.
Episode 4Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress.

These are the eligible films, and I really wish I would've seen more, but this is as far as I got. Main players of 2011 are covered here, I even had to sit through some really dreadful films... :)

List of eligible/seen films (62):

50/50, The Adventures of Tintin, Albert Nobbs, Anonymous, The Artist, Beginners, A Better Life, Bridesmaids, Carnage, A Cat in Paris, Certified Copy, Chico & Rita, Contagion, Coriolanus, A Dangerous Method, The Descendants, Drive, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hanna, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, The Iron Lady, J. Edgar, Jane Eyre, Like Crazy, Margaret, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Meek’s Cutoff, Melancholia, Midnight in Paris, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Moneyball, The Muppets, My Week with Marilyn, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Potiche, Puss in Boots, Rampart, Rango, Real Steel, Rio, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Scream 4, A Separation, Shame, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Skin I Live In, Super 8, Take Shelter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Tree of Life, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, W.E., War Horse, Warrior, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Weekend, Young Adult

And here we go:


Arguably the best category the year had to offer, with at least 3 films that took Cinematography to a whole different level. My first 3 choices seem like obvious ones, but my number one came naturally: The Tree of Life simply offers one of the best cinematography I have even seen on screen, if not the best - and I know what I'm talking about.

1. The Tree of Life (Emmanuel Lubezki)

2. Meek's Cutoff (Christopher Blauvelt)

3. Melancholia (Manuel Alberto Claro)

4. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Seamus McGarvey)

5. Jane Eyre (Adriano Goldman)

6. War Horse
7. Drive
8. Hugo
9. The Artist
10. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


This is a good line-up, though none of these titles could match the brilliance (brilliance I say!!) of last year's Inception and TRON Legacy music. Even surprisingly to myself, I went with the "most music" kind of film, even though my number 2 was really close due to its memorable music theme.

1. The Artist (Ludovic Bource)

2. Super 8 (Michael Giacchino)

3. Shame (Harry Escott)

4. Hugo (Howard Shore)

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

6. Hanna
7. Drive
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
9. War Horse
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Part 2/4 will follow in 1 or 2 days. :)


Calum Reed said...

Really great cinematography picks, but no "Hanna" in score is disappointing. Especially when you included "Hugo."

Alex in Movieland said...

Hanna is 6th place on Score... "unfortunately" I learned to appreciate Dragon Tattoo's score, which is quite special, and made it to the 5. :)

I did like Hugo's score quite a lot, it's very French, appropriate for the film and with a memorable theme. i thought.