9/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:49 am · September 28th, 2009

Roman PolanskiOscar-winning director Roman Polanski arrested in Zurich for 1977 rape charge. [CNN]

Steven Zeitchik reports that Summit was set to be the first out of the gate with awards screeners this year with “The Hurt Locker.” Would it have made a difference? [Risky Biz Blog]

Nathaniel Rogers considers Julianne Moore’s Oscar chances in “A Single Man.” [The Film Experience]

David Poland talks to Terry Gilliam about “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” [The Hot Blog]

Bodhi from “Point Break”: compelling film role model. [The Independent]

Rome Film Festival announces line-up. [Los Angeles Times]

What the US distribution deal for “Creation” means for the future of British cinema.  I’m not sure it’s a particular bellwether, to be honest… [The Guardian]

A look back at the earliest beginnings of Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit. [The Times]

“Star Wars” voted best sci-fi film soundtrack ever. [Daily Telegraph]

Vote on which 2009 films are most Oscar-worthy so far. [USA Today]

As Andrew O’Hehir makes some dubious commentary on the race so far. [Beyond the Multiplex]

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  • 1 9-28-2009 at 7:57 am

    James D. said...

    If the Polanski documentary from last year is to be believed, there will be some sort of pardon of acquittal, although the fact that an international warrant was put out as recently as 2005 does not bode well.

    Andrew doesn’t seem to have a handle on what he is talking about. Has he not heard about Amelia or Invictus?

  • 2 9-28-2009 at 10:02 am

    The Other James D. said...

    LOL @ his dismissal of THL. I’m not sure what’s in the water over there.

    Speaking of, that’s terrific about them being the first to blitz the Academy with screeners. No one should jump to conclusions, of course, but the first-screener rule (Tom O’Neil often talks about it) worked wonders for Junebug and Frozen River. I was expecting it to be an even smaller indie, but I’m thrilled anyway.

  • 3 9-28-2009 at 10:17 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Oh wait, I just read the article. They didn’t actually send the discs out. They’re intending to wait until later in the year and hoping to lure voters into screening rooms. Guess when you’re hoping for bigger things like BP, that might be a wiser move.

  • 4 9-28-2009 at 10:22 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Either I skimmed that story too quickly or they changed something over the weekend. Oy, good catch. I’m snoozing at the wheel here…