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The Gloscars! – the nominees

Top 10 films

UP IN THE AIR

PRECIOUS

THE HURT LOCKER

ANIMAL KINGDOM

INCEPTION

TOY STORY 3

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

WINTER’S BONE

THE KING’S SPEECH

Best Director

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN – Inception

DEBRA GRANIK – Winter’s Bone

KATHRYN BIGELOW – The Hurt Locker

DAVID MICHOD – Animal Kingdom

DAVID FINCHER – The Social Network

Best Screenplay

AARON SORKIN – The Social Network

JASON REITMAN & SHELDON TURNER – Up In The Air

GEOFFREY FLETCHER – Precious

DAVID MICHOD – Animal Kingdom

DEBRA GRANIK & ANNE ROSSELINI – Winter’s Bone

Best Actor

GEORGE CLOONEY – Up In The Air

COLIN FIRTH – The King’s Speech & A Single Man

JEREMY RENNER – The Hurt Locker

JEFF BRIDGES – Crazy Heart & Tron: Legacy

JESSE EISENBERG – The Social Network

Best Actress

GABOUREY SIDIBE – Precious

SANDRA BULLOCK – The Blind Side

TILDA SWINTON – I Am Love

ANNETTE BENING – The Kids Are All Right

JENNIFER LAWRENCE – Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actor

JOHN HAWKES – Winter’s Bone

ANTHONY MACKIE – The Hurt Locker

GEOFFREY RUSH – The King’s Speech

MARK RUFFALO – The Kids Are All Right & Shutter Island

ANDREW GARFIELD – The Social Network

Best Supporting Actress

ANNA KENDRICK – Up In The Air

MARION COTILLARD – Nine & Inception

MO’NIQUE – Precious

JACKI WEAVER – Animal Kingdom

HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The King’s Speech & Alice In Wonderland & Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt 1.

Best Cinematography

DION BEEBE – Nine

ROBERT RICHARDSON – Shutter Island & Eat Pray Love

BARRY ACKROYD – The Hurt Locker

YORICK LE SAUX – I Am Love

GREIG FRASER – Bright Star

Best Music Score

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – The King’s Speech, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Ghost Writer, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Pt 1.

ANTHONY PARTOS & SAM PETTY – Animal Kingdom

JOHN ADAMS – I Am Love

HANS ZIMMER – Inception

TRENT REZNER & ATTICA ROSS -The Social Network

Best Production Design

JANET PATTERSON – Bright Star

DANTE FERRETTI – Shutter Island

GUY HENDRIX DYAS – Inception

ANDREW McALPINE – Made In Dagenham

STUART CRAIG – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Best Costume Design

JANET PATTERSON – Bright Star

COLLEEN ATTWOOD – Nine & Alice In Wonderland

SANDY POWELL – Shutter Island

JEFFEY KURLAND – Inception

JANY TEMIME –  Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1

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off to see the Wizard….

Went to see the latest Harry Potter – the first part of the final book filmed (part 2 due next July).

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Pt 1.

I have seen all the HP films, but never read the books. They are event movies so it is hard for me to resist, a bit like Bond films. Not to mention watching the huge roster of fine British actors on the screen. This one fares better than the last two, but not as good as my favorite in the series – the 3rd one “Prisoner Of Azkaban” by far the most visual and imaginative.

If anything the Potter films are always a visual treat – the production design by talented Oscar winner Stuart Craig is always first class and full of wonderment and exquisite detail, they spend the big bucks wisely. The costumes are also just as fine – both the fantasy and the contemporary full of character and detail.

Story wise this film is a bit convoluted and repetitive but even though overlong it is not boring. It does at times feel a tad by the numbers and takes itself too seriously – far too dark and not enough magic and laughs. It also makes you realize that by the final film it will be time to put the magic wands to rest.

It is hard to believe that the first film was released in Nov 2001 – 9 years ago. Watching the fine young lead cast grow has been fun and handled by the producers with lots of care. I think care is the reason that this franchise has delighted me over the years. Quality big budget studio films are a rare beast.

 

 

 

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