Yance Ford – Strong Island
Why I’ve Picked this choice – Nominated for Best Director for a documentary, the film Strong Island is close to his heart as it follow the judicial system after his own brother is murder and the killer went free. Winner of the Special Jury Award a Sundance in 2017, this will be a man to watch out for in the future.
Xavier Legrand – Just Before Losing Everything
Why I’ve Picked this choice – Finding a X for this was difficult, Just Before Losing Everything was a Best Short Film Live Action in the 2014 and the directed by Xavier and is a French movie. This had led to his first feature film which is out later this year in the UK Custody.
Hoyte Van Hoytema
Why I’ve Picked this choice – Hoyte has been nominated for his work on Dunkirk, we all know by now how much I loved Dunkirk, the shots were perfect and this is down to this man. This is his first nomination, but looking for the credits to his name, you could have seen many more to his name, Interstellar, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Fighter, Her and Let the Right One In showing us he has worked with some of the best directors in the business and while he is going up against one of the icons of his field in Roger Deakins, you couldn’t hold anything against Hoyte if he went on to win it for Dunkirk.
Why I’ve Picked this choice – Rachel is the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar for Cinematography, not only will she be remembered as the first, it is well deserved with her work on Mudbound. If you are to look back over her career will notice some impressive movies on the list too, indie darling ‘Dope’ Michael B Jordan’s and Ryan Coogler’s break out movie ‘Fruitvale Station’ and the hugely underappreciated ‘Sound of My Voice’.
Rachel will now be an example to woman wanting to make a career in Hollywood in roles such as Cinematography, put yourself aside brilliant filmmakers and you reward will come your way. The biggest project of her career is coming up in Marvel’s Black Panther where she gets to reteam with Coogler and Jordan to bring us the next chapter of the saga.
ABC Film Challenge Non-Review Selection
I won’t be doing reviews for everything letter, so here are my pick for today.
As I couldn’t select a film beginning with Q I decided to look at one man that never won an Oscar, but did get 7 nominations.
Why I’ve Picked this choice – Quincy Jones has been nominated for 7 Oscars in his illustrious career as a composer, sadly he never won one even though he got two nomination with The Colour Purple which did win heavily in the year of the Oscars. I have decided to highlight a composer because at times they can be overlooked when talking about Oscar movies.
For me my favourite piece is one of his most iconic tunes – Ironside
Leave me a comment with your pick for his favourite piece of work.