Sunday, January 18, 2009

Click If You Care about Good Writing

3 Comments:

Blogger Guy said...

Impeccable selections -- I love the balance of academic thought and impulsive personality that's gone into the choices.

Only one problem, however: "Wendy and Lucy" is an adapted screenplay. (Source material: "Train Choir," a short story by co-scripter Jon Raymond.)

Would that impact on your adapted screenplay category at all? (I hope so, not least because I found everything about "Elegy" ghastly, save for Patricia Clarkson -- but that's me.)

6:24 AM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

@Guy: Fixed! Thanks for catching that. I know you hated Elegy and almost alluded to that fact in the write-up, since you did have me rethinking my response to the movie, and in truth you still do... but I'm still persuaded by it. Conversely, I didn't like Wendy and Lucy nearly as much as you did, but it's still good enough for an Honorable Mention in its rightful category.

7:38 AM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger Guy said...

Ah, glad to see it still gets a mention, then.

I realize I'm in the minority on "Elegy," but must confess that it possibly rubbed me the wrong way for personal reasons relating to my own academic family. Some things can't be helped.

In any case, all is well with me and your adapted screenplay list because it includes "The Class" -- which honestly wins this category so handily for me, I'd be tempted not to bother with nominees.

7:52 AM, January 18, 2009  

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