The Top Shots of 2011
Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:48 PM
Saw this at the end of my lunch break and haven't had much time to digest it, but I thought it might generate some discussion here. I'm trying to think of my favorite shots of 2011, and am not sure what I'd single out. Definitely #10 on Tapley's list, which is actually my #1, unless I can come up with some others. A close #2 is the kiss in the elevator in Drive -- a sequence Tapley highlights, although he prefers a different image/shot.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:53 PM
Edited by Darren H, 17 February 2012 - 12:53 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:57 PM
I'm pleased to see that my favorite movie moment of 2011 won the Skandie for Best Scene. As Mike D'Angelo mentions in the post, the scene probably won't mean much to people who haven't seen the film, but it's a doozy.
This film has also my favorite credit sequence. Probably from the past few years.
Edited by M. Leary, 17 February 2012 - 12:58 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:03 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:07 PM
My sense is that they're presented #1-#20 because Mike handles all of the tabulation and writing himself (which is very time-consuming), and because they enjoy the daily discussion generated by the slow reveal.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:41 PM
Okay, I feel like an idiot, but while I've heard references to Skandies for years, I've never actually looked up what they *are* or how they work. Would someone point me to a history, voting explanation, etc?
Seconded. I don't mind that you guys want to be a "secret society," but if you're going to publicize stuff, shouldn't the group's mission/purpose and membership be public and obvious? Maybe I'm not looking in the right place.
I recall Victor tweeting a couple of weeks back along the lines of, "Oh, Skandies, how could you." I looked over the linked blog posts and couldn't figure out what had upset him. Maybe I mis-read the intent of that tweet.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:02 PM
So you'd point to a list of shots from the films of 2011 selected by a group of people.
I'm not sure if talking amongst themselves on Twitter counts as "publicity." I can't think of any good reason why Mike and his self-selected (and self-described) "film geek" friends should be obligated to do anything other than whatever they want to do.
The obvious question among those reviewing those selections: Who are these people?
Your response: None of your business!
Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:15 PM
Edited by Darren H, 17 February 2012 - 04:21 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:27 PM
I recall Victor tweeting a couple of weeks back along the lines of, "Oh, Skandies, how could you."
Pretty sure this was a good-natured joke about some voting result or another that Vic disagreed with -- as in, "Oh, Skandies, how could you put Melancholia five places ahead of what is clearly the best film of the year, Of Gods and Men."
Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:21 PM