Thursday, February 13, 2014

1926 - The Year in Review

Tough year--so many movies I haven't seen from this period.  But I have to go with the obvious, though I split on director, simply because the German film is so resplendent to look at! NOTE: These are MY choices for each category, and are in no way reflective of the choices made by the Oscars.


PICTURE: THE GENERAL (US, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman), followed by Faust (Germany, F.W. Murnau), Mother (USSR, Vsevelod I. Pudovkin), The Lodger (UK, Alfred Hitchcock), Flesh and the Devil (US, Clarence Brown)


DIRECTOR: F.W. Murnau, FAUST (2nd: Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, The General, followed by: Vsevelod I. Pudovkin, Mother)



SHORT FILM: MENILMONTANT (France, Dimitri Kirsanoff) (2nd: Emak-Bakia (France, Man Ray) (2nd: Anemic Cinema (France, Marcel Duchamp), followed by: Menilmontant (France, Dimitri Kirsanoff), Film Studie (Germany, Hans Richter), The Town Rat and The Country Rat (France, Wladislaw Starewicz), Mighty Like a Moose (US, Leo McCarey))


ACTOR: Buster Keaton, THE GENERAL (2nd: Emil Jannings, Faust, followed by: John Barrymore, Don Juan))


ACTRESS: Vera Baranovskaya, MOTHER (2nd: Greta Garbo, Flesh and the Devil, followed by: Camilla Horn, Faust))

SCREENPLAY: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg and Charles Smith, THE GENERAL (2nd: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Hans Kyser and Gerhart Hauptmann, Faust; Eliot Stannard and Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Carl Hoffmann, FAUST (2nd: Burt Haynes and Dev Jennings, The General, followed by: Anatoli Golovnya, Mother; William H. Daniels, Flesh and the Devil)

ART DIRECTION: FAUST, Don Juan, Mother

COSTUME DESIGN: DON JUAN, The Son of the Sheik, Faust

FILM EDITING: THE GENERAL, Mother, The Lodger

VISUAL EFFECTS: FAUST 


MAKEUP: FAUST

And here are the choices made by the participants at WONDERS IN THE DARK.

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