November 2, 2009

Will Oscar voters make 2009 resemble 1969 come nomination time?

Maybe not, but as this article here in Variety posits, the films competing in awards season are very much in tune with the 60's (and in some cases, the 70's, looking back on the 60's) in one form or another. Some make use of nostalgia, but a surprisingly large number of films in contention this year take place during that changing time in the world. Films that fall into this category this year include An Education, The Lovely Bones, A Serious Man, Pirate Radio, Nine, A Single Man, The Damned United, Taking Woodstock, and Nine. It's definitely a lot of period pieces set in one particular period.

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