Friday, March 12, 2010
Auteur Watch - Jane Campion
Damn. Well, I was close. But I guess I can still say, you know, it wasn't so long ago that history could've been made at the Oscars... but the landscape was a little different back then. Schindler's List was the big Oscar winner, and it was time for Spielberg to finally get some damn recognition. From the Oscars, anyway. But The Piano did sweep the acting Oscars. Go figure. Just like Titanic and Lord of the Rings 3, Schindler's List swept the technical awards and got dissed on the acting front. Anyway, so which decade is this gal's fave, ya think? The go-go 80s when her whole life seemed to be in front of her, even if it was confined to Wellington? Or was it the 90s, when she went international and got accoladed to death, left and right? And more importantly, forged a relationship with future Oscar winner Kate Winslet? Perhaps not the 2000s, where Bright Star ate it at the box office. I'd have to say the 90s, her Oscar era. What could be better than that?