Scene-Stealers Oscar Fix: Episode 7

by Eric Melin on February 20, 2008

in Features

[youtube q-5L1Zz7xRc nolink]Eric and J.D. pick the 2008 Oscar winner for Best Director. If you haven’t done so yet, make sure and enter the Scene-Stealers Oscar Pick ‘em Contest and (if you live nearby) come to the Oscar Party. We are giving away a 6-mo. Netflix subscription, hundreds of dollars, and tons of schwag from this year’s nominees as prizes, so don’t miss out!

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Reed February 23, 2008 at 3:09 am

J.D. – I totally agree about Michael Clayton, particular for the category of Director. If it’s supposed to be a suspense film, why give away every angle right off the bat? There was a great movie in there, but they screwed it up. It was overstuffed with minutiae (Clooney’s brother, his son, his bar) and should have just focused on Clooney OR Swinton.

PT Anderson deserves it. Amazing work on that film. But I think you’re both right that he’s not going to get it. History will judge his movie correctly.

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2 Reed February 23, 2008 at 3:09 am

J.D. – I totally agree about Michael Clayton, particular for the category of Director. If it’s supposed to be a suspense film, why give away every angle right off the bat? There was a great movie in there, but they screwed it up. It was overstuffed with minutiae (Clooney’s brother, his son, his bar) and should have just focused on Clooney OR Swinton.

PT Anderson deserves it. Amazing work on that film. But I think you’re both right that he’s not going to get it. History will judge his movie correctly.

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