producer Scott Rudin with winner Aaron Sorkin - yes!
You watched it. You blogged it. You avoided it. Now, it's all yesterday's news. No I wasn't there. But I have had a few close encounters, and am pulling them out of the Godlis archives, dusting them off and posting them for one last look.
She wore a million dresses last night. She wore this one at the opening night of the NY Film Festival in 2008. I don't think you can take a bad picture of her.
David Fincher - didn't win but should have
The Social Network opened the NY Film Festival last fall - easily the best opener they've had in years.I was rooting for it. But then I was rooting for punk back in the 70's. I am not a reliable predictor of mass success.
Jesse Eisenberg - he didn't win
The Social Network team - only one of these guys won
She won - Melissa Leo (rt) with Frozen River director, Courtney Hunt in 2008
Melissa Leo won, dropped the F-bomb, uncomfortably mingled with Kirk Douglas. Here she is in 2008 at the New Directors/New Films opening night presentation of Frozen River. If you haven't seen Frozen River - rent it immediately.
Inside Job director Charles Ferguson with Matt Damon - he narrates it.
Charles Ferguson deservedly won for his documentary Inside Job. That too was shown at the NY Film Festival last year. Equally daring was Restrepo, directed by Sebastian Junger, who showed Restrepo at the Walter Reade Theater (below) Human Rights Festival last summer.
Sebastian Junger , Restrepo - he didn't win, but could have
Time for just a few last thoughts and pix...
Andrew Garfield at the NY Film Fest opening party - not nominated
Andrew Garfield, who plays Mark Zuckerberg's "friend" in Social Network, is going to be the new Spiderman. Until then, catch him in the very creepy British trilogy series Red Riding.
David Fincher with Gina Gershon at the NY Film Festival
Anne Hathaway - same dress, different angle
I took this photo of David Fincher at a "Director's Dialogue", one of the great sidebars to the NY Film Festival. Right after he finished this talk, Fincher caught a plane back to Sweeden where he was returning to the set of The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo - coincidentally starring Rooney Mara, who played Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend from the great opening scene of The Social Network. Until that film comes out, I suggest you rent Zodiac and Fight Club. Over and out.