Film Honors: 2007

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today.  Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Actress Lead

Julie Christie (Away From Her)
Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)
Ashley Judd (Bug)
Anamaria Marinca (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
Ellen Page (Juno)

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Special Effects

28 Weeks Later
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Spider-Man 3
Transformers

Costume Designing

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Se, jie
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Une vieille maîtresse

Set Designing

Atonement
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Orphanage
Se, jie
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Actress Support

Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There)
Marie-Josée Croze (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)
Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
Laura Vasiliu (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)

Sound Designing

Atonement
Le scaphandre et le papillon
La Vie en Rose
No Country for Old Men
Spider-Man 3

Cast Ensemble

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I’m Not There
Le scaphandre et le papillon
No Country for Old Men
Zodiac

Score Composing

Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild)
Alexandre Desplat (Se, jie)
Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood)
James Newton Howard (Michael Clayton)

Dario Marianelli (Atonement)

Actor Lead

Mathieu Amalric (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
François Cluzet (Ne le dis à personne)
Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl)

Actor Support

Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood)
Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac)
Vlad Ivanov (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
Max von Sydow (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

Screenwriting Adapted

Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Guillaume Canet, Philippe LefebvreNe (le dis à personne)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men)

Christopher Hampton (Atonement)
Ronald Harwood (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

Screenwriting Original

Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl)
John Carney, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (Once)
Diablo Cody (Juno)
Cristian Mungiu (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Das Leben der Anderen)

Picture Editing

4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Atonement
Le scaphandre et le papillon
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Cinematography

Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)
Janusz Kaminski (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
Seamus McGarvey (Atonement)
Hideyo Nakano (Mogari no mori)

Harris Savides (Zodiac)

Directing

Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Cristian Mungiu (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
Julian Schnabel (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

Joe Wright (Atonement)

Motion Picture

4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (Cristian Mungiu) Romania
Atonement (Joe Wright) UK / France
Das Leben der Anderen (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) Germany
Juno (Jason Reitman) USA
La Vie en Rose (Olivier Dahan) France
Le scaphandre et le papillon (Julian Schnabel) France / USA
No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) USA
Once (John Carney) Ireland
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) USA
Zodiac (David Fincher) USA

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One of the most competitive years of recent times, both for public opinion, but also the awards circuit. Use the comments section below to name your favorites.

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16 responses to “Film Honors: 2007

  1. Thank you for choosing 4 Months… as your top pic. That is a fantastic film. Nice job with all the awards. I still need to see La Vie en Rose, though.

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  2. You've mentioned 3 films that I really should see. 4, 3, 2 , The Lives of Others, and La Vie en Rose. I'd say great choices, and maybe after seeing them, I will. Happy to see you picked Daniel Day-Lewis. He was brilliant in There Will Be Blood. My choice for actor however would likely be either Emile Hirsch from Into the Wild or Javier Bardem from No Country for Old Men.

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  3. Mine go:
    Motion Picture – No Country for Old Men
    Director – Sean Penn / Into the Wild
    Actor – Emile Hirsch / Into the Wild
    Actress – Ellen Page / Juno
    Screenplay – There Will Be Blood
    Cinematography – Into the Wild
    Editing – No Country for Old Men

    5 Best Films
    Into the Wild
    Juno
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood
    Zodiac

    Honorable Mentions
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Grindhouse
    I Am Legend
    The Mist
    Superbad

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  4. Yeah Bardem was close close close – think I have chosen him twice before as Actor so wanted to give others a chance. 🙂 See all three of those films you haven't seen. Might not be your cup of tea, but you can at least cross them from your huge list of foreign language films you HAVEN'T seen.

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  5. I really liked Gone Baby Gone as well. Michael Clayton was too hard to follow to enjoy. I will give I'm Not There another watch.

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  6. Exactly. Just gotta see the films to be able to at least say I've seen them. Plus, as you've pointed out, they're good, so there's a good chance I'll like them.

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