December 11, 2005

Odds, ends and a rumor.

Ang Lee Nick Davis is among the quickest and the best at breaking down the list released yesterday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Just skimming from the top, they've named Brokeback Mountain Best Picture and Ang Lee Best Director. Runners up in those categories: A History of Violence and David Cronenberg. Philip Seymour Hoffman scores Best Actor for Capote, Vera Farmiga Best Actress for Down to the Bone. But really, go read Nick.

Now then, acquarello: "[I]t's time to close out my 2005 Journal with my Senses of Cinema submission for their annual World Poll of 'Favorite Film Things' for the year." Ten films, five honorable mentions. At the top: Nicolas Klotz's La Blessure (The Wound).

Chuck Olsen: Soundtrack Chuck Olsen is a happy man this weekend, and for good reason. "[W]hat might be one of the best music videos of the year" is the pullquote from Robert Mackey's piece in the New York Times on vloggers, the twist being, as Mackey explains, that Chuck's entry on catching The Soundtrack of Our Lives at a "sucky-ass club" is not a music video per se. Even better.

And finally for now, I'm going to be ridiculously irresponsible (but you know, life is short) and pass along an unsubstantiated rumor: Radiohead may be this close to signing on to do a new score for Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly. Even if that turns out not to be true, in some parallel universe, that film is screening and it sounds lovely.

Update: A letdown from adriaan at ateaseweb: "Radiohead were indeed approached to record the music for Richard Linklater's film, but the band are not doing it, because Radiohead are recording their new album." Via Todd at Twitch.

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Posted by dwhudson at December 11, 2005 4:11 AM