Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 1971 Fisti Awards!

Getting all pretty for my trip to the Fistis...oh, snap...everyone ELSE was nominated!!!
Well, the Fisti Awards for 1971 are up!  The actual Oscar winner for Best Picture only gets two nominations from me (Film Editing and Sound), but whatever.  I've never truly fallen in line with Oscar before.  I went gaga for The Last Picture Show, and pretty much nominate the entire supporting cast.  They were all uniformly amazing.  Anyways, buzz on over, give them a gander and comment away!  I love reading your thoughts.  

1998 is next, so watch for that sooner than later (hopefully).

10 comments:

  1. Whaaa?? No French Connection? Shenanigans. :P

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    1. I talked about that a bit in this post:
      http://afistfuloffilms.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-closer-look-1971-best-picture.html

      I like the movie, but it just never really did it for me. I prefered Klute and even Get Carter that year.

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  2. McCabe & Mrs. Miller would've been in my top 5 along with The French Connection, Harold & Maude, The Last Picture Show, and my favorite film of that year, A Clockwork Orange.

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    1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller is one of those films I feel like I should have connected more with, but I just didn't. It's beautiful and has some nice elements to it, but I felt so cold after watching it.

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  3. I'm not crazy about The French Connection either. It's very well made and entertaining but hardly Oscar-material...My pick would also be The Last Picture Show.

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    1. YAY! A fellow Last Picture Show fan! Such a marvelous film.

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  4. I didn't mind The French Connection but it was just so "in your face" that it never did much for me. The Gene Hackman cop really needed Yoga to calm him down:) Even though it is such a diffuclt film to watch A Clockwork Orange would have been my top choice for film and director. Even after years of having seen it, the images and directing still resonates strongly with me. It would have won for Cinematography too. I would have given the Best Actor to Dirk Bogarde-he was excellent in that film and his performance was outstanding. Willy Wonka would have won for make-up and art direction and the one for best song (not the Oompa Loompa one). Best supporting-Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman were great in a film that left me cold. Harold & Maude is on my list to see...near the top actually. I have known about this film for decades but I can't find a place to rent it and I refuse to watch it on a little computer

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    1. Yeah, Clockwork is one of those films that just stays with you...it haunts, which is why it wins so many of my technical awards (Director/Cinematography/Film Editing)...it's just so wonderfully constructed.

      I love Bogarde, but there was no way that McDowell was going to lose. That performance is for the ages!

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  5. Awesome job, as always! We have a lot in common this year, apart from The French Connection. Thrilled that it is your editing runner-up, since it's probably my favorite edited film of all time. It hits the ground running and never slows down.

    Love your acting lineups, though I still need to watch Death in Venice and Minnie and Moskowitz (soon I promise). So glad to see John Hurt made your top 3, and Pacino was my #6. Oh, I unfortunately overlooked Eileen Brennan, who would almost certainly replace Vivian Pickles if I rewatched TLPS. :( (For some reason, I thought you weren't fond of Burstyn's performance.)

    THX 1138 won a Fisti! Love the noms for that.

    Get Carter just missed in Score for me, and HOW did I leave Straw Dogs out of Sound?! It's interesting that we both give Harold and Maude Best Song, albeit for different songs.

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    1. It is a brilliant edit...just so clean and so progressive.

      It's Burstyn's Oscar winning turn, in Alice, that I'm not a fan of.

      I was impressed with THX1138. I think, overall, I expected a little more, but visually it was intoxicating.

      Harold and Maude is just...LOVE!

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