DouBleB’s 2012 Oscar Picks – Film Editing

Day eleven has me picking the category of “Film Editing”, which ties heavily to “Best Picture” historically. Only nine movies have ever won the top prize without being nominated for editing, which doesn’t bode well for “[amazon_link id="0547735022" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close[/amazon_link]” (which shouldn’t have been nominated anyways), “[amazon_link id="B005J6LKVI" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Help[/amazon_link]“, “[amazon_link id="B005MYEPXC" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Midnight in Paris[/amazon_link]“, “[amazon_link id="B0029O0BK4" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Tree of Life[/amazon_link]“, or “[amazon_link id="0062192612" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]War Horse[/amazon_link]” the five that earned best picture nominations but not one for editing.

Disclaimer: I have not seen every single one of this year’s nominated movies, and I probably won’t for reasons that I don’t want to waste my time watching shit that was manufactured  just to get Oscar consideration (I’m looking at a specific movie involving two former Oscar winners). It’s not like I watched every bowl eligible college football team before making my picks. If you don’t like it you can file a complaint here.

For my other picks go to my Oscar Picks Hub.

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“[amazon_link id="B005LL4U54" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Artist[/amazon_link]” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

Finally got to watch this beast last night, and it was superb. I don’t know if I said this before but for some reason I thought it was actually going to be  a french film that would take place in Paris. I had watched the original trailer so long ago I had totally forgot that well known American actors like John Goodman, and James Cromwell are in it.

 

“[amazon_link id="B004UXUX7S" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Descendants[/amazon_link]” Kevin Tent

As I have said before, The Descendants is a very enjoyable movie, but also very average. Rika kept saying how awesome it is, and  I was confused enough to ask “when the fuck did you have time to watch that?” Which she returned with a confused look of her own – “with you! Isn’t that the one where all those chicks go into that cave and get chased around by a bunch of Gollum looking things?” Me: “No, that was ‘[amazon_link id="B000JJ5F0W" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Descent[/amazon_link]‘ babe, and yes, that movie is amazing.” The Descendants? Not amazing.

“[amazon_link id="B003Y5H5HY" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo[/amazon_link]” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

For those of you who don’t want to see “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” because you hate listening to the hipsters argue over which version is better, just get over it and just see the American version so you don’t have to strain over the subtitles. Plus it’s good.

“[amazon_link id="B003Y5H5HE" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Hugo[/amazon_link]” Thelma Schoonmaker

Rika and I are going to watch this in 3D at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus next Wednesday, should be an awesome experience.  This is editor Thelma Schoonmaker has been nominated for six Oscars, winning three, including win for working on “[amazon_link id="B000M5AJQI" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Departed[/amazon_link]“.

 

“[amazon_link id="B0060ZJ74O" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Moneyball[/amazon_link]” Christopher Tellefsen

This movie is so ho-hum……let’s just say that it’s not gonna win.

AND THE WINNER IS………….

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Yes, “The Artist” has won it’s third category of DouBleB ReviewS Oscar Picks. I also chose it for Best Original Screenplay and Music (Original Score) . The only contender it had for me was Dragon Tattoo, other than that, it was very meh.