Tag Archives: Ridley Scott

Those Oscar Missed: Best Picture

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Picture has been a troubling category in the last few years.  I remember being pissed off when 2006’s Babel got nominated.  While it’s a good movie, it had no business being nominated over Pan’s Labyrinth … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Sound Editing

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON I often wonder what most people think of when they’re watching the categories of Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing during the Oscars.  Do they pretend to know what those categories really mean?  Do they … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Mixing can be a tough or confusing category for those unfamiliar with the term or concept.  Basically, this category recognizes the finest sound mixing or recording in a film, which is done by the person (known as the … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Production Design

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Production Design is one of my favorite Oscar categories.  This is the category where artists can shine the most.  There’s been so much great work over the years that was thankfully nominated (and most of … Continue reading

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How Computers Built Prometheus

Earlier this week I mentioned that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a favorite for the Visual Effects Oscar. However, tepid reviews could leave Prometheus on the outside looking in. With the film amongst the compelling projects at the risk of being … Continue reading

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Prometheus Sounds Get Under Your Skin

Perhaps the most polarizing studio film to emerge in a long time, Prometheus uses B-Movie concepts to tackle weighty issues like the origins of man and the notion of masters, slaves, and creators. Something has to be said for a … Continue reading

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