15 February 2009

Skandies: #7

Picture: Synecdoche, New York (146/10)
Director: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight (159/15)
Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long (118/10)
Actor: Mathieu Amalric, A Christmas Tale (108/10)
S. Actor: Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (126/12)
S. Actress: Hanna Schygulla, The Edge of Heaven (109/9)
Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (148/17)
Scene: The pencil trick, The Dark Knight (66/6)


Nolan previously placed 5th for Memento (2001) and 4th for The Prestige (2006). He didn't make the cut for Batman Begins, though the film itself did.

Scott Thomas gets her first nod since a double appearance in 1996, when she finished 6th for The English Patient and 12th in Supporting for Angels and Insects. Amalric previously placed twice in 2005, 8th for Kings & Queen and 16th in Supporting for Munich. Ivanov and the legendary Ms. Schygulla are new.

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is Mungiu's first eligible film.


Anonymous said...

Projection of Best Scenes #6-#1:
6. Final scene, The Dark Knight
5. Interrogating the Joker, The Dark Knight
4. Joker threatens Patrick Leahy, The Dark Knight
3. Closing credits, The Dark Knight
2. Joker sings "Unknown Legend," The Dark Knight
1. "Sister Christian"/"Jesse's Girl," The Dark Knight

Dark Knight's already tied with Kill Bill 1 for the title of Film With the Most Top 20 Scenes.

md'a said...

Well, it got four in the top 20, but none (I'll go ahead and reveal) in the top five. Or top six. That's it.

The greatest moment in this one is near the end, when the dude says "Do you think you can rob us and just walk away?" and Ledger replies "Yeah" in a tone that somehow also suggests "Am I perhaps mistaken in that assumption? That would surprise me."