Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Look at Best Film Editing

The nominees are...

The Bourne Ultimatum
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

I PREDICTED: 3/5. I had American Gangster and Michael Clayton in place of The Bourne Ultimatum and Into the Wild.
I'VE SEEN: 4/5. All but Bourne. I should probably get to seeing that.

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM-This nod shows, if nothing else, that the Academy came much closer to nominating Bourne for some big awards than any of us imagined. However, this category tends to be a BP indicator, and without any Big 8 nods, don't count on it.

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY-The editing here is strong, but, especially without a BP nod, it can't hope for all that much here...probably.

INTO THE WILD-I promised myself I wouldn't do this, but...HOW THE HELL DID THIS GET NOMINATED????????? The editing was the main problem here. This two and a half hour annoyance could have easily been cut by 45 minutes. Ugh. However, with only one Big 8 nod, it's not gonna win.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN-As I said earlier, this is a good BP indicator, and No Country is a lock. It'll take this with ease.

THERE WILL BE BLOOD-If something upsets No Country, this'll be it, but the odds of that happening are slim to none.

WILL WIN: No Country for Old Men
SHOULD WIN: There Will Be Blood

1. No Country for Old Men
2. There Will Be Blood
3. The Bourne Ultimatum
4. Into the Wild
5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

TOMORROW: Best Documentary Feature

And yay for the strike being over!!!

1 comment:

Cinemaniac said...

You, uh...might wanna rethink this one ;D. Bourne just won the ACE guild award, and they've matched up w/ the Oscar winner every year since 2001.