The First Ten
I've been seeeing these Ten on Tuesdays around the Blogiverse, so I decided to join in. I love movies, but haven't seen the Oscars in years. This year I'm thinking about it.
Here are my ten favorite Oscar winning movies. I'm probably I've left something that I really love out, but this is what initally came to mind.
I read somewhere that Kenneth Branagh was a finalist for the title role. I wonder how different this movie would have been if he had won the role. Don't get me wrong, I truly adore Ken, but Tom Hulce owns the part.
2. A Man for All Seasons
Paul Scofield's performance as Sir Thomas Moore is morality personified.
3. Apocalpyse Now
4. Dangerous Liasions
Here's where the Marquise explains herself. Close and Malkovich are amazing. So is this final scene.
5. Forrest Gump
All about shrimp.
6. Finding Neverland
Johnny Depp with a Scottish brogue--Mercy!
I watched all of Ken Burn's documentary, The Civil War in one day, and I live near Ft. Wagner, where this final battle took place. Last year, I went to a ceremony to commenerate the men of the 54th Massachusetts's Volunteer Infantry.
Oh, then there's Denzel...'Nuff said.
8. The Godfather Part II
The best of the three.
9. Lord of the Rings
From the ninth grade through college, I would read The Hobbit and the Ring Trilogy every year.
10. Pulp Fiction
Harvey Kitel is great.
A Single Man didn't win an Oscar, but Colin Firth should have won on the basis of the scene. Here, Firth, as George, finds out that his partner, Jim, has been killed in a car accident, and he is not wanted at the funeral.
Let's see if the academy gets it right this year.
By the way, if I had the funds and figure, I would find a way to own the dress Julianne Moore is wearing in this scene.
Yes, I'd probably need to get a lifestyle to go with it, but I would look mighty stylish while typing blog entries :-)