Sunday, 10 March 2013

The 2012 Cinema Touch Awards - ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Julien Faddoul

5. Looper – Rian Johnson

For an assured, dynamic thriller. It is that rare screenplay that contains surprises throughout, right up until the final scene.


4. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson

For a masterful (ha!) dissection of the pet-owner/animal-human relationship. That it works as an entanglement of cult is a bonus.

3. Holy Motors – Leos Carax

For writing a tragicomedy that, in all of the oddness that characterizes the film, explores the nature of infatuation and dignity.

2. Amour – Michael Haneke
For being able to concoct visual and emotional poetry out of the seemingly undistinguished inadequacies of life. All our lives.

1. The Color Wheel – Carlen Altman, Alex Ross Perry

For removing every screenwriting rule in the book (why does that always seems to work?) and displaying a dauntless, magnificent artifact of love, hate and pretty much everything else.. If there is any credibility, this is what should be taught in writing class.

Runner Up: Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

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