Film Honors: 2004

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.

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Picture Editing

The Aviator
Collateral
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Oldeuboi
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Special Effects

The Day After Tomorrow
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I, Robot
The Polar Express
Spider-Man 2

Directing

Pedro Almodóvar (La mala educación)
Park Chan-wook (Oldeuboi)
Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Alexander Payne (Sideways)
Yann Samuell (Jeux d’enfants)

Cinematography

Chung Chung-hoon (Oldeuboi)
Bruno Delbonnel (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Uzak)
Christopher Doyle (Ying xiong)
Xiaoding Zhao (Shi mian mai fu)

Actor Lead

Javier Bardem (The Sea Inside)
Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator)
Paul Giamatti (Sideways)
Choi Min-sik (Oldeuboi)

Actor Support

David Carradine (Kill Bill: Vol. 2)
Tom Cruise (Collateral)
Rodrigo De la Serna (Diarios de motocicleta)
Thomas Haden Church (Sideways)
Clive Owen (Closer)

Score Composing

Angelo Badalamenti (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)
John Debney (The Passion of the Christ)
Alexandre Desplat (Birth)
James Newton Howard (The Village)
Jo Yeong-wook (Oldeuboi)

Costume Designing

The Aviator
The Phantom of the Opera
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Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Ying xiong

Set Designing

The Aviator
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Shi mian mai fu
Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Ying xiong

Sound Designing

The Bourne Supremacy
Collateral
Oldeuboi
Spider-Man 2
Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Actress Lead

Marion Cotillard (Jeux d’enfants)
Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village)
Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace)
Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)
Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Actress Support

Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
Virginia Madsen (Sideways)
Natalie Portman (Closer)
Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate)
Yenny Paola Vega (Maria Full of Grace)

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Screenwriting Adapted

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)
Hwang Jo-yoon, Im Joon-hyeong, Park Chan-wook (Oldeuboi)
Patrick Marber (Closer)
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (Sideways)
Jose Rivera (Diarios de motocicleta)

Screenwriting Original

Pedro Almodóvar (La mala educación)
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace)
Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love)
Yann Samuell (Jeux d’enfants)

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Cast Ensemble

The Aviator
Closer
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Sideways

Motion Picture

Diarios de motocicleta (Walter Salles) Argentina / USA / Chile / Peru / Brazil / UK
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) USA
Jeux d’enfants (Yann Samuell) France / Belgium
La mala educación (Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston) Colombia / USA
My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski) UK
Oldeuboi (Park Chan-wook) South Korea
Sideways (Alexander Payne) USA
Uzak (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Turkey
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) France

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Please comment below with your own preferred tastes (or your Merlots) from the vast array of motion pictures this year. I’ll chip in too with why I made these choices.

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