Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1973)

If it had been in French instead of in English, if they'd called it L'arnaque instead of The Sting, we'd be talking about the best movie of 1973 in the same breath with Rififi, Bob le Flambeur and Le Samourai instead of dismissing it as mere escapist entertainment, nice for the masses but not worthy of our serious attention ...

winner: Badlands (prod. Terrence Malick)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: The Sting (prod. Tony Bill, Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: La nuit américaine (Day For Night) (prod. Marcel Berbert)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Elliott Gould (The Long Goodbye)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Robert Redford (The Sting)

winner: Liv Ullmann (Scener ur ett äktenskap a.k.a. Scenes from a Marriage)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Tatum O'Neal (Paper Moon)

winner: Terrence Malick (Badlands)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: François Truffaut (La nuit américaine a.k.a. Day For Night)

winner: Sterling Hayden (The Long Goodbye)

winner: Valentina Cortese (La nuit américaine a.k.a. Day For Night)

winner: David S. Ward (The Sting)

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I love Raymond Chandler & so i know I'm supposed to hate Altman's The Long Goodbye but i caint hep it -- i loved it as well.

Gould's role reminded me of the early days of Second City TV in which they'd announce they were presenting a road movie, say, featuring, I dunno, Bob Hope and ... Woody Allen. And so naturally they'd have John Candy play Woody and some little skinny guy play Bob Hope. And it would all work.

And likewise, Gould was absolutely terrific as a 70s Phillip Marlowe & that's just a fact.