Film Honors: 1979

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.

Cinematography

Michael Ballhaus (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
David Eggby (Mad Max)
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)
Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now)
Derek Vanlint (Alien)

Actor Support

Bruno Cremer (Une histoire simple)
Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
Ian Holm (Alien)
Dennis Hopper (Apocalypse Now)
Ricky Schroder (The Champ)

Set Designing

Alien
Die Blechtrommel
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Costume Designing

Die Blechtrommel
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
La cage aux folles
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Actress Support

Arlette Bonnard (Une histoire simple)
Éva Darlan (Une histoire simple)
Diane Keaton (Manhattan)
Meryl Streep (Manhattan)
Katharina Thalbach (Die Blechtrommel)

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Sound Designing

Alien
Apocalypse Now
The Lord of the Rings
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Picture Editing

Alien
Apocalypse Now
Mad Max
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Rocky II

Special Effects

Alien
The Lord of the Rings
Moonraker
The Muppet Movie
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Actor Lead

Jack Lemmon (The China Syndrome)
Yves Montand (Clair de femme)
Al Pacino (…And Justice for All)
Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now)
Jon Voight (The Champ)

Score Composing

Jerry Goldsmith (Alien)
Peer Raben (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
Leonard Rosenman (The Lord of the Rings)
Philippe Sarde (Une histoire simple)
Popol Vuh (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)

Directing

Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)
George Miller (Mad Max)
Volker Schlöndorff (Die Blechtrommel)
Ridley Scott (Alien)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)

Cast Ensemble

Alien
Apocalypse Now
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Manhattan
Quadrophenia

Actress Lead

Sally Field (Norma Rae)
Jane Fonda (The China Syndrome)
Romy Schneider (Clair de femme)
Romy Schneider (Une histoire simple)
Hanna Schygulla (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)

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Screenwriting Adapted

Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Günter Grass (Die Blechtrommel)
Costa-Gavras (Clair de femme)
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)
Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. (Norma Rae)
Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret (La Cage aux Folles)

Screenwriting Original

Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman (Manhattan)
Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson (…And Justice for All)
Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges (The China Syndrome)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Amator)

Motion Picture

Alien (Ridley Scott) UK / USA
Amator (Krzysztof Kieślowski) Poland
…And Justice for All (Norman Jewison) USA
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) USA
The China Syndrome (James Bridges) USA
Die Blechtrommel (Volker Schlöndorff) West Germany / Yugoslavia / Poland / France
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) West Germany
La cage aux folles (Édouard Molinaro) France / Italy
Mad Max (George Miller) Australia
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Werner Herzog) West Germany

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