Hailing for Chicago, Arnold Kohn’s career as an illustrator spanned three decades, from 1944 to 1975. Check out a few of his fun and imaginative covers below.
That sure is another version of Movies. It probably looks familiar even if you’ve never seen it before. That’s because a lot of videos by bands like Alien Ant Farm had essentially the same music video at the time.
If you’re thinking all those music video were directed by Marcos Siega, then you’d actually be wrong. Fat Lip was directed by Marc Klasfeld who directed the jumping-into-the-theater-screen version of Movies. All the rest of those were directed by Marcos Siega.
I’m of course not bad-mouthing Marcos Siega. Siega also did other tropes of these kinds of videos such as fetishizing the bass player, close-ups of each of the members of the band, cutaways to what people would say are lost youth, and showing the music these bands were raised on. He also did some different stuff like Murder by The Crystal Method and Thorn In My Side by Quicksand. But it’s telling that I could lump Fat Lip in there, and it’s easy to believe that it was done by Siega. I could have also thrown My Friends Over You by New Found Glory in, and it would have fit in as well despite having been directed by the Malloys. Even Kevin Kerslake of Nirvana and Sonic Youth fame would get in on this with the video for Come Original by 311. Point is, I get why they shot another video that while still using a lot of the familiar tropes, such as the big audience, is much more interesting and memorable.
Something tells me that Siega was more than happy to do different things, but was told he had to follow this formula because all late-90s/early-2000s Nu-Metal and Punk-ish music must be shot this way. We’ll get to Klasfeld tomorrow.
Siega has since gone on to direct TV shows, such as Dexter and The Vampire Diaries. However, his main thing now seems to be producing. In particular, all 45 episodes of The Following.
Ramsey Nickell shot this music video. He seems to have shot around 20 music videos. He’s also shot some TV movies, among other things.
Though it won’t be posting for a while, I am writing this at 12:22 on Sunday afternoon. I am so confident that La La Land is going to win Best Picture later tonight that I am including it in the list below. If I’m wrong … well, have fun in the comments!
(Agck! Moonlight won! That’ll teach me to get arrogant about my predictive powers. Fortunately, I was able to correct the list before this post published.)
Anyway, this is my ranking. It’s strictly my opinion. Not everyone here at the Shattered Lens is going to agree with me but … well, what can I say? I love movies. I love the Oscars. I love lists.
- All About Eve (1950)
- The Godfather (1972)
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- The Godfather, Part II (1974)
- Sunrise (1927-1928)
- West Side Story (1961)
- Schindler’s List (1993)
- No Country For Old Men (2007)
- From Here To Eternity (1953)
- Casablanca (1943)
- 12 Years A Slave (2013)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- All Quiet on The Western Front (1929–1930)
- Moonlight (2016)
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
- The Apartment (1960)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- Chicago (2002)
- Midnight Cowboy (1969)
- The Lost Weekend (1945)
- Gone With The Wind (1939)
- Rebecca (1940)
- Grand Hotel (1931–1932)
- An American In Paris (1951)
- Shakespeare in Love (1998)
- The French Connection (1971)
- Unforgiven (1992)
- The Artist (2011)
- Amadeus (1984)
- The King’s Speech (2010)
- Million Dollar Baby (2004)
- Ordinary People (1980)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
- Ben-Hur (1959)
- Terms of Endearment (1983)
- On The Waterfront (1954)
- Hamlet (1948)
- Wings (1927-1928)
- Argo (2012)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
- The Departed (2006)
- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
- All The King’s Men (1949)
- Rain Man (1988)
- The Hurt Locker (2009)
- The Deer Hunter (1978)
- A Man For All Seasons (1966)
- The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- The Sting (1973)
- Gigi (1958)
- Tom Jones (1963)
- You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
- Marty (1955)
- Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
- Going My Way (1944)
- Birdman (2014)
- Braveheart (1995)
- Platoon (1986)
- In the Heat of the Night (1967)
- Spotlight (2015)
- How Green Was My Valley (1941)
- Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
- The English Patient (1996)
- Chariots of Fire (1981)
- Mrs. Miniver (1941)
- Titanic (1996)
- Oliver! (1968)
- The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
- My Fair Lady (1964)
- Dances With Wolves (1990)
- Out of Africa (1985)
- Rocky (1976)
- Patton (1970)
- The Last Emperor (1987)
- Around The World in 80 Days (1956)
- The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
- Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
- The Sound of Music (1965)
- Cavalcade (1932–1933)
- Gladiator (2000)
- Gandhi (1982)
- The Broadway Meloday (1928–1929)
- Cimarron (1930–1931)
- American Beauty (1999)
- Crash (2005)
Here are your Oscar Winners!
Best Director — Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Actor — Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Best Actress — Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Supporting Actor — Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress — Viola Davis, Fences
Best Original Screenplay — Manchester By The Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay — Moonlight
Best Animated Feature — Zootopia
Best Art Direction — La La Land
Best Cinematography — La La Land
Best Costume Design — Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Best Editing — Hacksaw Ridge
Best Makeup — Suicide Squad
Best Sound Mixing — Hacksaw Ridge
Best Sound Editing —Arrival
Best Visual Effects — The Jungle Book
Best Original Song — “City of Stars” from La La Land
Best Original Score — La La Land
Best Documentary Feature — OJ: Made in America
Best Foreign Language Film — The Salesman
Best Animated Short — Piper
Best Documentary Short — The White Helmets
Best Live Action Short — Sing
Though they’ve given some of the best, iconic, and award-worthy performances in horror history, the actors and actresses below have never been nominated for an Oscar.
- Asia Argento
Perhaps because of charges of nepotism, people are quick to overlook just how good Asia Argento was in those films she made with Dario Argento. Her work in Trauma especially deserves to be reevaluated. Outside of her work with Dario, Asia gave great, self-directed performances in Scarlet Diva and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.
2. Jamie Lee Curtis
“Prom Night! Everything is all right!” Did you know that Jamie Lee Curtis received a Genie Nomination for her performance in Prom Night? That could be because, in 1980, there weren’t that many movies being produced in Canada but still, Jamie was pretty good in that film. And, of course, there’s a little film called Halloween…
3. Peter Cushing
The beloved Hammer horror veteran did wonderful work as both Frankenstein and Van Helsing. Personally, I love his odd cameo in Shock Waves.
4. Robert Englund
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…
5. Lance Henriksen
One of the great character actors, Lance Henriksen gave one of the best vampire performances of all time in Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark.
6. David Hess
In just two films — Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left and Ruggero Deodato’s The House On The Edge of the Park — Hess defined screen evil. If nothing else, he deserved an Oscar for composing The Road Leads To Nowhere.
7. Boris Karloff
As our own Gary Loggins will tell you, it’s a crime that Boris Karloff never received an Oscar nomination. He may be best remembered for Frankenstein but, for me, Karloff’s best performance was in Targets.
8. Camille Keaton
Yes, Camille Keaton did deserve a Best Actress nomination for I Spit On Your Grave.
9. Klaus Kinski
The notorious and talented Klaus Kinski was never nominated for an Oscar. Perhaps the Academy was scared of what he would do if he won. But, that said, Kinski gave some of the best performances of all time, in films for everyone from Jess Franco to Werner Herzog.
10. Christopher Lee
That the amazing Christopher Lee was never nominated is a shock. Though he will always be Dracula, Lee gave wonderful performances in films of all genres. Lee always cited the little-seen Jinnah as being his best performance.
11. Bela Lugosi
The original Dracula, Lugosi never escaped typecasting. Believe it or not, one of his finest performances was in one of the worst (if most enjoyable) films of all time, Ed Wood’s Bride of the Monster.
12. Catriona MacColl
This English actress gave three excellent performances in each chapter of Lucio Fulci’s Beyond Trilogy, with her performance in The House By The Cemetery elevating the entire film.
13. Daria Nicolodi
14. Bill Paxton
This great Texas actor gave award-worthy performances in everything from Near Dark to Aliens to Frailty. RIP.
15. Donald Pleasence
Dr. Loomis! As good as he was in Halloween, Pleasence also gave excellent performances in Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac and a nightmarish Australian film called Wake in Fright.
16. Vincent Price
The great Vincent Price never seems to get the respect that he deserves. He may have overacted at times but nobody went overboard with as much style as Vincent Price. His most award-worthy performance? The Witchfinder General.
17. Giovanni Lombardo Radice
The greatest of all the Italian horror stars, Radice is still active, gracious, and beloved by his many fans. Quentin Tarantino is a self-described fan so it’s time for Tarantino to write him a great role.
18. Michael Rooker
To many people, this great character actor will always be Henry.
19. Joe Spinell
This character actor will always be remembered for playing the lead role in the original Maniac but he also appeared in some of the most acclaimed films of all time. Over the course of a relatively short career, Spinell appeared in everything from The Godfather to Taxi Driver to Rocky to Starcrash. He was the American Klaus Kinski,
20. Barbara Steele
Barbara Steele has worked with everyone from Mario Bava to Jonathan Demme to David Cronenberg to Federico Fellini. Among her many excellent performances, her work in Black Sunday and Caged Heat stands out as particularly memorable.