Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oscar Nazi Awards: Just for fun

It's not all about the categories the Academy deems fit to award.

After the cut I divulge my picks for the Best Poster, Best Quote,
and Best Scene of the year, just for the hell of it.

Best Poster: Precious

Best Line:
"That's just weak songwriting. You wrote a bad song, Petey!"
Franklin Bean, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Scene:
Inglourious Basterds, "Once Upon a Time in Nazi-occupied France"
While the rest of the film proceeded to shoot itself in the leg (no irony intended), there's no denying the captivating power of Tarantino's opening chapter. Charming as an eel, Hans Landa politely invites himself into the home of a nervous French farmer, where, over the course of nearly 20 minutes, he susses out that there are Jews hiding beneath the floor boards. It is a meticulously acted sequence, and a damn-near perfect construction of suspense, tension, and exposition on Tarantino's part. No other scene this year held me like this one.

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