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Kill Bill Vol. I

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Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Actor (tie)
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean

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Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

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Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. I

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David Hyde Pierce, Down With Love

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Miranda Richardson, Spider

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Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

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Irreversible

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Harris Savides, Gerry

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The Blog:
Thursday, March 21, 2002
 
Test post with miscellaneous musings on a few movies seen in the past month-

Gosford Park, my favorite Altman since Short Cuts. The layered , textured style is as elegant as the setting. Altman's mordant wit sparkles and is as precise
as the measured table settings. I liked the moral ambiguity of the disclosure-what would have troubled me in a different film, seemed appropriate in this one. Also good to see Krstin Scott Thomas show that she is a very fine actress, sadly wasted in the dismal American films she has made.

Curse of teh Jade Scorpion. Very slight, fitfully amusing. I do enjoy period films. This was minor Allen in a majorly long film.

The Kid. On cable. So shoot me. The best I can say, is that I did not hate it.

Brother Pah! to the detractors. I loved it. Boys will be boys even when they are gangsters. I really dig the almost unbearably long takes where it seems like nothing is happening, and I realize I can't breathe for the tension.

AmelieThe new popular foreign film that is fun to knock. I thought it a well crafted sweet film that went on for about 15 minutes more than it should have. I thought it was gorgeously filmed.

The Invisble Man, James Whale director. First time. I was impressed with the primitive FX. The combination of humor and murderous mayhem didn't work(or doesn't hold up over time). This is the film that made Claude Rains a star. He has always been a favorite actor of mine. There is a glorious, glorious long tracking shot that
is just so swoony that I have to comment on it. And there is no reason for it, other than it is beautifful, and by the end of it, Gloria Stuart's face is framed by etherialized
flowers.

Andrei Rublev. I want to see this agin-because, one it's powerful, and two, we now have a DVD player.

The Lady Eve, Preston Sturgess is a god.