February 25, 2007

Lubezki is mugged

Even if Pan's Labyrinth is as amazing as everyone thinks it is (I'm waiting to see it until I can do so for free at the Hop, March 7), nothing could surpass the cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki in Children of Men this year. From a technical standpoint, Lubezki pulled off the two most mind-bogglingly tricky tracking shots I have ever seen in a film. From an artistic standpoint, the film mixes the visual and the visceral in a way that is almost hallucinatory in its ability to affect your perceptions on a very deep level, riveting, and strangely enlivening.

To make matters worse, this is the second straight year that a transcendent effort by Lubezki was snubbed. The New World last year was nearly as good as Children of Men.


  1. Anonymous4:13 AM

    I couldn't agree more. C of M was snubbed not only in the recieved awards but in nominations. Cinematography should have been a lock. And Little Miss Sunshine was nice and all, but it couldn't hold a candle to Children of Men, which should have certainly gotten a Best Picture nomination.

  2. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Hey, Seal, don't you have to call out Paul Heintz on his completely irresponsible comments in the D today? Why can't people just listen to you and do as you say? SIIIGGH.

    Also: he was in a frat. Get him!

  3. O, never fear, I'm getting to that.