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Oscars 2015: nominations and winners

(Winners underlined) (Italy awarded for Costume design ; remembered Virna Lisi and Anita Ekberg but no mention for Francesco Rosi).


American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan);

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole);

Boyhood (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland);

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson);

The Imitation Game (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman);

Selma (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner);

The Theory of Everything (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten);

Whiplash (Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster)

ACTOR in a Leading Role



“E vola sulle accuse della gente / a tutti i suoi retaggi indifferente…”*

an Italian song

Birdman, in my humble opinion, deserves two Oscars at least, for the Best Cinematography and Original Screenplay. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is said he has been called by the director Iñárritu while he was finishing ‘Gravity’, with the specific request for an entire movie could appear as a continuous shot (⇐Reuters).
He did it. Visionary and original, ‘Birdman shows such an intelligent use of the sequence shot that it is possible to wonder what reason for other filmmakers do not do the same. And please note it is not here to debate about other sequence shots throughout the history of cinema.
Birdman, denasatus, laughs. And flies…

‘Birdman’, a mio modesto avviso, merita almeno due Oscar, per la Miglior Fotografia e Sceneggiatura originale. Si dice che il direttore della fotografia Emmanuel Lubezki sia stato chiamato dal regista Iñárritu mentre stava finendo ‘Gravity’, con la precisa richiesta di un intero film che sembrasse un’unica ripresa (⇐Reuters).
C’è riuscito. Visionario e originale, ‘Birdman’ rivela un uso cosí intelligente del piano sequenza che è possibile chiedersi per quale motivo altri registi non facciano lo stesso. Né è questa la sede per discutere sugli altri piano-sequenza nella storia del cinema.

Birdman, denasatus, ride. E vola…

*Translation:”he flies over people’s accusations/ indifferent to any preconception” (tbh “retaggio” rather means ‘inheritance’)


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