“The spirit of man,” Francis Bacon wrote, “is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance.”
This year’s crop of Original Score nominees hits all the markers that we’ve come to expect.
Here’s what we know: Awards shows have and always will be popularity contests.
It’s probably not a good sign that the poster for Oliver Stone’s Savages makes a perfect column subject for Easter Sunday.
Do we even need to talk about Dogtooth’s chances?
Anyone who has followed this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture knows that the stats above are not meant as a joke.
Because Oscar history tells us that the winner of this award aligns often with the winner of the top prize, we were hoping for ACE to shed some light on what may be the tightest best picture race ever.
To hear some tell it, Alexandre Desplat is just about the finest thing to happen to motion picture scoring since Bernard Herrmann or Franz Waxman.
Appropriately enough, we begin our Oscar prediction coverage by exorcising the foul demon spirit of Paul Haggis.
Alright, the first column seems to have gone fairly well. An observation though: not enough conflict. We’re in agreement on far too much.