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Film #524: Blue Velvet (1986)

I continue my trawl through the career of David Lynch by journeying back fifteen years before Mulholland Drive to arguably the director’s best known work, Blue Velvet. 599 more words

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Film #523: Mulholland Drive (2001)

Just like Ridley Scott, David Lynch has also garnered three Best Director nominations up to this point with only one of these being a recognition for helming a Best Picture nominee. 662 more words

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Film #522: Thelma and Louise (1991)

Moving on to the other film for which Ridley Scott received his Best Director nomination and a movie which I feel deserved to be in contention for Best Picture. 545 more words

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Film #521: Black Hawk Down (2001)

Ridley Scott has the odd distinction of helming a Best Picture winning film without picking up a Best Director Oscar for the same movie. The Best Picture winner in question is Gladiator, a film which took home a few Oscars in 2000 however Scott’s superb direction was overlooked in favour of Steven Soderbergh’s work on Traffic. 681 more words

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Film #520: Vera Drake (2004)

In the first chapter of Every Nominee we looked intently at what sort of British films got nominated for the Best Picture prize. On the whole they tended to be either historical prestige pieces or sumptuous literary adaptations with only a handful of contemporary works making the cut. 651 more words

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Film #519: The Truman Show (1998)

As I theorised in my last post, some of these Best Director nominated-films are just too quirky to ever be considered a Best Picture candidate. But in some cases there doesn’t seem to be any reason to justify why the film I’m watching didn’t receive a Best Picture nomination. 664 more words

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Film #518: Being John Malkovich (1999)

As I mentioned in my preamble, I have a theory that a lot of the films that were only nominated for Best Director were kept away from the Best Picture field due to their quirkiness. 624 more words

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