OscarQuest #1

As an aside from my debt paydown diatribes, I’ll give a quick weekly review of the films I watched in the past week.  You can read about the start of OscarQuest and the parallels to my debt paydown at the original post.

www.imdb.comFrost/Nixon (2008)

Directed by: Ron Howard
Writer: Peter Morgan
Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon
Oscar Noms: Lead Actor (Langella), Director (Howard), Adapted Screenplay (Morgan), Editing (Mike Hill, Dan Hanley)
Lost Best Picture To: Slumdog Millionaire
Random Fact: Entire film was shot in 38 days.
Rating:4.5 out of 5 crooksSummary in tweet:

educationAn Education (2009)

Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Nick Hornby
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
Oscar Noms: Lead Actress (Mulligan), Adapted Screenplay (Hornby)
Lost Best Picture To: The Hurt Locker
Random Fact: Orlando Bloom dropped out weeks before shooting.
Rating: 3.5 oxfords out of 5 Summary in tweet:

Capote (2005)capote

Directed by: Bennett Miller
Writer: Dan Futterman (sp), Gerald Clarke (book)
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Oscar Noms: Lead Actor (Hoffman, win), Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Director (Miller), Writing (Futterman)
Lost Best Picture To: Crash
Random Fact: The film opened on Truman Capote’s birthday.

hoffmansSummary in tweet:

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