Friday, May 30, 2014

1962 CinSpec Awards


Winners indicated (*). I still need to see films like Sanjuro, Billy Budd, Lonely are the Brave, The Trial of Joan of Arc, Akitsu Springs, David and Lisa, An Autumn Afternoon, Two for the Seesaw, Walk on the Wild Side, Freud, Harakiri, Boccaccio '70, The Trial, All Fall Down, Family Portrait, Hell is for Heroes, A Wanderer's Notebook, Hatari!, Five Weeks in a Balloon, and The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.

Note: I've got Winter Light in this year instead of 1963, since some sites (like Criterion) list it as a 1962 release.

Winter Light

BEST PICTURE:
Ivan's Childhood
Jules and Jim
Lawrence of Arabia
To Kill a Mockingbird
Winter Light*

BEST DIRECTOR:
Ingmar Bergman, Winter Light
David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia
Chris Marker, La Jetée
Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan's Childhood*
François Truffaut, Jules and Jim

Lawrence of Arabia

BEST ACTOR:
Gunnar Björnstrand, Winter Light*
James Mason, Lolita
Robert Mitchum, Cape Fear
Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia
Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST ACTRESS:
Katharine Hepburn, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Anna Karina, Vivre Sa Vie*
Anna Magnani, Mamma Roma
Jeanne Moreau, Jules and Jim
Lee Remick, Days of Wine and Roses

Vivre Sa Vie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jackie Gleason, Requiem for a Heavyweight
Lee Marvin, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Mickey Rooney, Requiem for a Heavyweight
Peter Sellers, Lolita*
Omar Sharif, Lawrence of Arabia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth
Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate*
Ingrid Thulin, Winter Light
Shelley Winters, Lolita

To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Jules and Jim
Lawrence of Arabia
Lolita
Sundays and Cybele
To Kill a Mockingbird*

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Divorce Italian Style
The Exterminating Angel
Lola
Mamma Roma
Winter Light*

Ivan's Childhood

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Cape Fear
Ivan's Childhood*
La Jetée
Lawrence of Arabia
Winter Light

BEST FILM EDITING:
Cape Fear
Ivan's Childhood
Jules and Jim
La Jetée
Lawrence of Arabia*

Jules and Jim

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Cape Fear
Lawrence of Arabia*
Mutiny on the Bounty
Ride the High Country
To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Castaway", In Search of the Castaways
"Days of Wine and Roses", Days of Wine and Roses
"I've Written a Letter to Daddy", What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
"Le Tourbillon", Jules and Jim*
"Lolita Ya-Ya", Lolita

Additional Categories

The Music Man

BEST ART DIRECTION:
Gypsy
Lawrence of Arabia*
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Gypsy
Jules and Jim
Lawrence of Arabia
The Music Man*
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

BEST MAKEUP:
Carnival of Souls
Lawrence of Arabia*
Requiem for a Heavyweight

BEST SOUND (MIXING AND EDITING):
Cape Fear
Lawrence of Arabia
The Longest Day
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty*

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
In Search of the Castaways
The Longest Day
Mutiny on the Bounty*

Updated: 6/29/15

10 comments:

  1. The only movie I've seen from this year was To Kill A Mockingbird (which I loved) Fail for me. ha

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    1. Haha, it's a great movie though. :)

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  2. I love this year SO MUCH! For me, Jules et Jim stampedes through with so many wins...since it is my #1 movie of all time ;-)

    Love that you award Sellers! One of the greatest supporting actor performances of all time!

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    1. So many great movies this year, and I've still got some big ones left unseen. Yeah, I knew Jules and Jim would dominate. ;)

      Sellers is phenomenal! And he wasn't even nominated!

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  3. Another great year. Winter Light (Björnstrand, so good), Baby Jane, Vivre sa Vie, Wine and Roses – I want them ALL to win!

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    1. I know, right? Best Actress was tough. I went with Karina, since I already give Remick a win for Anatomy of a Murder, and Davis gets 2 wins for Now, Voyager and All About Eve.

      Oh, Bjornstrand is in my top 10 performances of all-time list. He's just brilliant.

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  4. I had to leave off a few films and their performers that I really like, The L-Shaped Room, Knife in the Water, Advise and Consent, Gypsy and a few others, but one that I didn't forget and whose acclaim and prestige baffle me is Lawrence of Arabia. After several attempts I've made it through once and found it a ponderous bore. I know I'm in the minority but nothing could induce me to ever watch it again.

    Picture:
    How the West Was Won
    Lonely Are the Brave
    Long Day's Journey Into Night
    The Manchurian Candidate-Winner
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    My dearth of foreign film viewing has made our lists very different but it was a great year for film so there were many viable choices. Even though it is necessarily episodic I love the breath and visual beauty of HTWWW whereas Ford's Liberty Valance has an elegiac quality in it's stark black and white and mythos busting. Lonely is another dark examination of the old West ending and Journey a dark exploration of the damage a family can inflict. Speaking of family damage Candidate is perhaps the ultimate example on the malevolence foisted on one's own wrapped in a great thriller making it my winner.

    Director:
    John Ford-The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    John Frankenheimer-The Manchurian Candidate-Winner
    Sidney Lumet-Long Day's Journey Into Night
    Sam Peckinpah-Ride the High Country
    Roman Polanski-Knife in the Water
    I loved Ford's fully seasoned work in his penultimate, and one of his best, westerns but Frankenheimer's execution of the tension filled Candidate is tremendous.

    Actor:
    Burt Lancaster-The Birdman of Alcatraz
    Jack Lemmon-The Days of Wine and Roses-Winner
    James Mason-Lolita
    Gregory Peck-To Kill a Mockingbird
    Ralph Richardson-Long Day's Journey Into Night
    Five great performances but what cinched it for me in Lemmon's favor was the DT scene, the whole performance is amazing and only someone as likable as Lemmon could make you invest in his character despite often despicable behavior and still care about his redemption.
    Nomination worthy-Alan Bates-A Kind of Loving, Kirk Douglas-Lonely Are the Brave and Joel McCrea-Ride the High Country

    Actress:
    Anne Bancroft-The Miracle Worker
    Claire Bloom-The Chapman Report
    Bette Davis-Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
    Katharine Hepburn-Long Day's Journey Into Night-Winner
    Lee Remick-The Days of Wine and Roses
    A strong field with searing work from all the competing women. Claire Bloom is profoundly sad as a very lost woman in Chapman and Remick a revelation as the spiraling drunkard in Roses. Bancroft is phenomenal but hers is a dance with Patty Duke and one without the other would not be as impactful. Davis completely abandons all vanity to create the broken, ghoulish Jane, she's my runner-up. But Hepburn's performance as the hapless drug addicted Mary Tyrone is completely unlike any of her other work, had she only won for one performance it should have been this one, so of course she lost.
    Nomination worthy-Leslie Caron-The L-Shaped Room, Geraldine Page-Sweet Bird of Youth and Eva Marie Saint-All Fall Down

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    1. I can understand your opinion of Lawrence of Arabia. I used to consider it the most overrated film of all time, until I saw it in theaters five or six years later. It's a staggering achievement, but I didn't always hold it in such high regard.

      Glad to see The Manchurian Candidate and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in the major categories. I didn't love Long Day's Journey Into Night, but Hepburn was terrific in it.

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  5. Supporting Actor:
    Robert Mitchum-Cape Fear-Winner
    Lee Marvin-The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Jason Robards Jr.-Long Day's Journey Into Night
    Peter Sellers-Lolita
    Dean Stockwell-Long Day's Journey Into Night
    This is a weird year for supporting actor since the three men from Long Day's Journey were jointly awarded best actor at Cannes, a fact that I think muddied the water enough that come Oscar time category confusion cost all of them nominations. Sir Ralph is clearly the lead though so I split the other two into support. Same with Mitchum since he and Peck could almost be considered co-leads but I see him as the lurking menace who rises up and threatens the main family so I put him in support too enabling him to take the prize.

    Supporting Actress:
    Patty Duke-The Miracle Worker
    Julie Harris-Requiem for a Heavyweight
    Shirley Knight-Sweet Bird of Youth
    Angela Lansbury-All Fall Down
    Angela Lansbury-The Manchurian Candidate-Winner
    Patty is astonishing in The Miracle Worker but as with Anne it's a special dance that the two did together. I don't usually double dip but Lansbury is so extraordinarily great in both films I had to hand her the nod for both. However her poisonous Mrs. Iselin is one of the finest displays of the insidiousness of evil behind a pleasing facade ever and I knew she'd be my winner before I started.

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    1. I love that you've placed Mitchum in Supporting for the win, but I see him as a clear co-lead. Oh, I haven't seen All Fall Down, but two nominations (and a win) for Lansbury is interesting. I'll have to check it out.

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