The King’s Speech, which I finally got around to seeing, won 7 British film awards last night, including Best Picture and not including Best Director. So my prediction of Fincher winning the Oscar gets some more fuel, even though the odds are still on Hooper.
Wim Wenders has some convincing things to say about the necessity to see his latest, Pina, in 3D, which I was reluctant to do when I first heard about it. But he makes a good point, and if the local CinemaXX should decide to show it (which I doubt) I shall put on the glasses once more.
DP/30 has an amazing, hour-long video conversation with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, cinematographer Matthew Libatique, and editor Andrew Weisblum. If you’ve seen the film and are interested in the kind of things people might talk about in an audio commentary (which Aranofsky says the studio won’t let him do), then this is for you.
Finally(1), I’ve found a place to watch the Oscars. A friend is out of town that night and will let me use her room. Good thing, too, because my only other hope (fantastical as it may have been) of the local art house cinema broadcasting the Awards was just shattered. Broadway‘s Dirk Ziesenhenne did, however, tell me that things like that might be possible in the future. So there is still hope for this town…
Finally(2): Live blog, anyone? Cez?