04 February 2007
Picture: Volver (73/8)
Director: Kelly Reichardt, Old Joy (88/10)
Actress: Ellen Page, Hard Candy (84/6)
Actor: Steve Coogan, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (98/11)
S. Actor: Steve Carell, Little Miss Sunshine (74/6)
S. Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Science of Sleep (88/6)
Screenplay: Andrew Birkin & Bernd Eichinger & Tom Tykwer, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (86/7)
Scene: Jean-Baptiste forestalls his execution, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (44/3)
Undistributed 2004: Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard) (30/1) [tie for #13]
[I wouldn't recommend watching this clip if you haven't seen Perfume and might someday. If you are gonna watch it, however, watch it now, as the YT police may remove it at any moment.]
This is Reichardt's first Skandie-eligible film (in the current Skandies format).
Coogan previously placed 3rd in 2002 for 24 Hour Party People, and also was #8 in Supporting two years ago for Coffee and Cigarettes. Carell finished 12th in the lead category last year for The 40 Year Old Virgin. Page and Gainsbourg each make their Skandie debut.
None of Perfume's writers has previously placed.
Posted by md'a at 1:55 AM
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Relatively recently, you made a couple of brief mentions of the film River of Grass in relation to Old Joy, prompting me to add it to my Netflix list. I finally saw River of Grass this weekend. Oh my god, what an amazing movie. I watched it three times and still found new things to savor. It's beautiful and hilarious. Reichardt has an uncanny gift for observing small moments.
Thanks so much for bringing it to light, MD'A.
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