Film Honors: 1962

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.

Costume Design

Cartouche
Ilektra
Lawrence of Arabia
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Mutiny on the Bounty

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Special Effects

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
Dr. No
Lawrence of Arabia
The Longest Day
Mutiny on the Bounty

Actor Support

Giannis Fertis (Ilektra)
Karl Malden (Birdman of Alcatraz)
Anthony Quinn (Lawrence of Arabia)
Telly Savalas (Birdman of Alcatraz)
Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia)

Sound Design

Ilektra
Lawrence of Arabia
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Mutiny on the Bounty

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Actor Lead

Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)
Burt Lancaster (Birdman of Alcatraz)
Jack Lemmon (Days of Wine and Roses)
Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia)
Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Set Design

El Ángel Exterminador
Ilektra
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Procès
Mutiny on the Bounty

Score Composing

Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Georges Delerue (Jules et Jim)
Bernard Herrmann (Cape Fear)
Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia)
Mikis Theodorakis (Ilektra)

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Cinematography

Gianni Di Venanzo (L’Eclisse)
Walter Lassally (Ilektra)
Jean Rabier, Alain Levent (Cléo de 5 à 7)
Edmond Richard (Le Procès)
F.A. Young (Lawrence of Arabia)

Actress Support

Mary Badham (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate)
Jeanne Moreau (Le Procès)
Thelma Ritter (Birdman of Alcatraz)
Romy Schneider (Le Procès)

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Actress Lead

Joan Crawford (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)
Bette Davis (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)
Anna Karina (Vivre sa vie)
Anna Magnani (Mamma Roma)
Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim)
Irene Papas (Ilektra)
Monica Vitti (L’Eclisse)

Picture Editing

Cléo de 5 à 7
Ilektra
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Procès
Vivre sa vie

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Screenwriting Original

Agnès Varda (Cléo de 5 à 7)
Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri (L’Eclisse)
Luis Buñuel, Luis Alcoriza (El Ángel Exterminador)
Jean-Luc Godard, Marcel Sacotte (Vivre sa vie)
Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari (Il Sorpasso)

Screenwriting Adapted

Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (Lawrence of Arabia)
Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Michalis Kakogiannis (Ilektra)
JP Miller (Days of Wine and Roses)
François Truffaut, Jean Gruault (Jules et Jim)

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Directing

Michelangelo Antonioni (L’Eclisse)
Jean-Luc Godard (Vivre sa vie)
Michalis Kakogiannis (Ilektra)
David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia)
François Truffaut (Jules et Jim)

Cast Ensemble

Birdman of Alcatraz
El Ángel Exterminador
Ilektra
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Procès

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Motion Picture

Cléo de 5 à 7 (Agnès Varda) Italy / France
El Ángel Exterminador (Luis Buñuel) Mexico
Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi) Italy
Ilektra (Michalis Kakogiannis) Greece
Jules et Jim (François Truffaut) France
L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni) Italy
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean) UK / USA
To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan) USA
Le Procès (Orson Welles) France / Italy / Germany
Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard) France

Another great year, this 1960s phase is becoming something of a consistent classic era for cinema. What are your thoughts? Comments below.

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