JLaw fatigue = No Likey.
With the Oscars finally upon us this weekend, I wanted to acknowledge my five favorite films of 2012. All are winners. All are likey.
Kathryn Bigelow covers Time and I likey.
(Image from my Tumblikey of the week, On The Cover Of.)
From the interview:
I remember going to the [Museum of Modern Art] and looking at the Maleviches and the Mondrians, and thinking, ‘The audience for this is very specific.’ It requires that you come to it with a certain amount of information, a context. And you don’t necessarily need that with film. A movie is accessible, available. That was exciting to me from a political standpoint.
So I decided to write something that was feature length and, for whatever reason, about motorcycles in the ’50s. I thought there was an interesting iconography of power in that. I was very influenced by Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising and Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind. I went to Switzerland to screen The Loveless for Sirk, and sadly he had lost his sight by then, but his wife sat beside him and told him what was happening as the film was unfolding. While I was in Switzerland, I also met Patricia Highsmith, and I had no money and she gave me a free option on one of her books for six months. I did the adaptation and I could never get that one made, but in doing that, I began to learn the grammar of screenwriting. And then I wrote Near Dark.
For the Academy…
No Kidman for Supporting Actress. No Bigelow for Director. No Cotillard for Actress. There’s no glamour here, Oscar. NO LIKEY!