06 February 2010

Skandies: #15

Picture: Afterschool (69/6)
Director: Erick Zonca, Julia (84/10)
Actress: Kim Ok-bin, Thirst (59/6)
Actor: Clive Owen, Duplicity (80/10)
S. Actor: Timothy Olyphant, A Perfect Getaway (61/5)
S. Actress: Julianne Moore, A Single Man (78/7)
Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air (67/7)
Scene: Rob's memorial video, Afterschool (50/3)

[If you want to watch this and haven't seen the film, it'll work better if you know (a) that the two silent adults in the middle of the video are the dead girls' parents, and (b) that the hallway at the end is the hallway where they died (and that shot is in fact the beginning of a shot on which the kid who made the video accidentally captured their deaths).]


Zonca placed 12th in 1999 for The Dreamlife of Angels.

Two previous Skandie winners this week. Julianne Moore makes her eighth appearance (tied for third place)—not even counting her victory for Safe in 1995, the Skandies' inaugural year, which had an Oscar-style methodology.

#3s: Boogie Nights (1997)
#13s: The Big Lebowski (1998)
#11: The End of the Affair (1999)
#8s: Magnolia (1999)
#15s: An Ideal Husband (1999)
#1: Far From Heaven (2002)
#19: Savage Grace (2008)

Clive Owen won Supporting Actor five years ago for Closer and also placed 13th for Croupier (2000), 18th for Children of Men (2006), and 16th in Supporting for Inside Man (also 2006). Olyphant previously finished 6th in the same category for The Girl Next Door (2004). Kim makes her debut.

Reitman placed 10th in 2006 for Thank You for Smoking. There was little love for Sheldon Turner's rewrites of The Longest Yard and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


Michael said...

Memorial video -- booyah! 30-bomb is a TRUTHBOMB. (Good job other two voters.)

Theo said...

THIRST chick wuz robbed. She cut a swathe of pure carnal awesomeness through that sorry excuse for a movie.

Ryan said...

THIRST chick wuz robbed.

Yes. I'm truly curious about the 14 performances that were deemed superior.

Robert Fuller said...

Heh, that's the scene that made my husband declare Afterschool to be the worst movie ever made (though after he calmed down he admitted he'd been enjoying it up until that scene, which I guess he thought should have been creepy and disturbing, rather than merely honest and artless, and which he apparently felt ruined the entire movie).

And a big yes to Timothy Olyphant. How gratifying it is to learn that other people saw this movie and appreciated his work (now if only Kiele Sanchez would get her dues, since she was equally awesome).

Nictate said...

I thought the memorial video was one of the weaker elements of AFTERSCHOOL. To me, that's when it veered in a HEATHERS, WORLD'S GREATEST DAD, PRETTY PERSUASION direction. Not that that's a bad direction, just already traveled. Hopefully another AFTERSCHOOL scene will appear higher up on list.

Kza said...

That #15 Supporting Actor is a big fuckin' spoiler, isn't it?

On second thought, don't answer that.

Michael said...

I think people are rejecting the memorial video because that's when Campos lets go and makes the avant-garde film he's been circling for 75 minutes. Not perfect as a standalone, but perfect in context.

Of course, it's no Humpday. Jesus.

dd said...

So, as someone who hasn't seen AFTERSCHOOL: should I watch this scene, or wait to see it in context? Been curious about this movie for ages, and no idea when it will come to New Zealand. But not particularly excited about pre-spoilering it.

md'a said...

Yeah, I would say wait.

Steve C. said...

That #15 Supporting Actor is a big fuckin' spoiler, isn't it?

On second thought, don't answer that.

It isn't.

Jeremy Heilman said...

21 of those Olymphant points were mine. Obviously not enough voters saw that amazing performance. :(

Jeremy Heilman said...

Actually, 20 of those Moore points were mine too... what the fuck voters?