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Best Picture
Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill Vol. I

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

Best Actor (tie)
Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

Best Actress
Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Supporting Actor
David Hyde Pierce, Down With Love

Best Supporting Actress
Miranda Richardson, Spider

Best Screenplay
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

Best Foreign Film
Irreversible

Best Cinematography
Harris Savides, Gerry

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The Blog:
Monday, September 30, 2002
 
Hey everyone -- sorry I haven't been contributing much to the blog. An incredibly hectic month, including not just the trip to Toronto and KC but also work and personal life adventures, has kept me from both the movie theater and the internet. I've had several aborted attempts to see 8 WOMEN, SPIRITED AWAY, and IN PRAISE OF LOVE, and it looks like I might get to see WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD on Tuesday. But I have been reading diligently and enjoy the new blog format, especially the Clockwork banner.

Speaking of Lord Kubrick, yesterday I did get to see 2001 on the big screen again, in a new 70mm print shown gorgeously at the Egyptian theater in L.A. There's not much more to say about one of the greatest cinematic experiences of all time, only that the movie does make a huge impression when you're sitting in a theater as opposed to at home. The added contrast and grain you see through celluloid makes the Dawn of Man segment all the more luscious and awe-inspiring, and the visual effects in the final sequence are even more fantastic. The digital sound was piercing and wonderful, and once again I was drawn into the marvelous imagination that Kubrick brought to a fascinating cerebral premise. I can't urge strongly enough for everyone to seek out the film whenever it plays in 70mm. If you've seen in 20 times on video, seeing it in its 24 fps glory is like a virgin experience.