28 January 2013

Skandies: #20

[For those of you new to the Skandies, below is what placed 20th in each of these categories. Tomorrow all the #19s will be unveiled, then #18 the next day, etc. If you just want to know who won, check back here in 20 days.]

Picture: Elena (46/5)
Director: Richard Linklater, Bernie (40/3)
Actress: Linda Cardellini, Return (45/4)
Actor: Jared Gilman, Moonrise Kingdom (45/7)
S. Actor: Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty (55/7)
S. Actress: Maeve Jinkings, Neighboring Sounds (47/4)
Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths (51/5)
Scene: An angel serves tea, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (46/5)

sk20 from Daniel Gemko on Vimeo.

[NOTE: I opted not to go to the trouble of creating subtitles for the few words of dialogue, as they're inexplicable out of context anyway. For the record, the fourth dude to receive tea asks the fifth "Aren't you dead?" (he is; he's not really there), and then is just brusquely told "Hey, let's go, I'm not finished with you" by the heavyset man. Doesn't much matter as I'm pretty sure the folks who voted for this scene were more struck by its formal aspects than its content.]

HISTORY: Linklater previously placed 18th for Waking Life (2001), 13th for The School of Rock (2003), 4th for Before Sunset (2004), and 19th for A Scanner Darkly (2006).

All four actors are new. (Is Jinkings the washing-machine humper?)

McDonagh fared significantly better—5th—in 2008 for In Bruges.


Michael said...

Re: Jinkings. Yes, yes she is.

Berger said...

The only place I've seen give Clarke respect. He had to walk a tightrope in those interrogation scenes to be appropriately menacing without losing the audience. I was impressed.

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