I’ve been going over my Oscar choices for the last several years, and I’m curious what eveyone else thinks of this category.
I think Crimes & Misdemeanors is one of the top five greatest movies ever made, so I think it deserved the award. Do the Right Thing is also a masterpiece, possibly the greatest movie about race relations ever made. Sex, Lies, and Videotapes and When Harry Met Sally are good, if a little overrated. Dead Poets Society won, but I think it should be a distant fifth. I would have nominated Glory, Heathers, and Parenthood ahead of the last three.
Really tough choice for me. Came down to Crimes, Right Thing, which I LOVE; but then when I saw Sex Lies and Videotape it was all over.
“Do the Right Thing” laps this field without breaking a sweat.
Crimes and Misdemeanors followed by Do the Right Thing and sex, lies and videotape. Dead Poets Society next…dead last When Harry Met Sally.
Come to think of it, any of those three I might vote for depending on the day in the week. They are just so great.
I think Dead Poets Society was kind of viewed as an upset at the time. I do like the film and the script is fine and has, in many ways, become fairly iconic….but its win just feels strange when you have the other four films here.
Do The Right Thing was such a strong powerful statement on race relations.
Crimes and Misdeamors was one of the best scripts (and one of the best films) of Woody Allen’s career.
sex, lies, and videotape was that little art/indie film that often excels in these categories.
When Harry Met Sally was one of the strongest and best romantic comedies of the past 40 years, second only to Annie Hall.
It is so hard to choose between them….and even DPS has its great qualities even though I would place it fifth.