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Film Honors: 1986

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices based on viewings.

 

Screenwriting Adapted

Claude Berri, Gérard Brach (Jean de Florette)
Claude Berri, Gérard Brach (Manon des Sources)
Camille de Casabianca, Alain Cavalier (Thérèse)
Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans (Stand by Me)
Michael Mann (Manhunter)

Screenwriting Original

Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Denys Arcand (The Decline of the American Empire)
Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell (Crocodile Dundee)
David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
Marie Rivière, Éric Rohmer (The Green Ray)

Costume Design

Jean de Florette
Labyrinth
Manon des Sources
The Mission
Thérèse

Set Design

Aliens
Labyrinth
The Name of the Rose
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Thérèse

Sound Design

Aliens
Platoon
Short Circuit
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Top Gun

Actor Support

Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette)
Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet)
Yves Montand (Manon des Sources)
Tom Noonan (Manhunter)

Picture Editing

Aliens
A Better Tomorrow
The Color of Money
Manhunter
Platoon

Actress Support

Hélène Alexandridis (Thérèse)
Emmanuelle Béart (Manon des Sources)
Barbara Hershey (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Piper Laurie (Children of a Lesser God)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Color of Money)

Cast Ensemble

Aliens
Hannah and Her Sisters
Manon des Sources
Platoon
Stand by Me

Directing

Claude Berri (Jean de Florette)
James Cameron (Aliens)
Alain Cavalier (Thérèse)
David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
Michael Mann (Manhunter)

Cinematography

Chris Menges (The Mission)
Bruno Nuytten (Jean de Florette)
Bruno Nuytten (Manon des Sources)
Jean-François Robin (37°2 le matin)
Philippe Rousselot (Thérèse)

Special Effects

Aliens
Big Trouble in Little China
The Fly
Labyrinth
Short Circuit

Actor Lead

Jean-Hugues Anglade (37°2 le matin)
Daniel Auteuil (Manon des Sources)
Gérard Depardieu (Jean de Florette)
Yves Montand (Jean de Florette)
Gary Oldman (Sid and Nancy)

Score Composing

John Barry (Peggy Sue Got Married)
James Horner (Aliens)
Ennio Morricone (The Mission)
Jean-Claude Petit (Jean de Florette)
Gabriel Yared (37°2 le matin)
ens
A Better Tomorrow
Betty Blue
Blue Velvet
Children of a Lesser God
Clockwise
The Color of Money
Crocodile Dundee
The Decline of the American Empire
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Fly
The Green Ray
Hannah and Her Sisters
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartburn
Highlander
The Hitcher
Jean de Florette
Labyrinth
Manhunter
Manon des Sources
Matador
The Mission
Mona Lisa
The Money Pit
The Mosquito Coast
Peggy Sue Got Married
Platoon
Rosa Luxemburg
Salvador
Short Circuit
Sid and Nancy
Stand by Me
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Three Amigos
Top Gun
Actress Lead

Béatrice Dalle (37°2 le matin)
Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God)
Catherine Mouchet (Thérèse)
Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)
Chloe Webb (Sid and Nancy)
Rosa Luxemburg

Motion Picture

37°2 le matin (Jean-Jacques Beineix) France
Aliens (James Cameron) USA
Blue Velvet (David Lynch) USA
Le Déclin de l’empire américain (Denys Arcand) Canada
Jean de Florette (Claude Berri) France / Italy
Manhunter (Michael Mann) USA
Manon des Sources (Claude Berri) France / Italy / Switzerland
Platoon (Oliver Stone) USA
Stand by Me (Rob Reiner) USA
Thérèse (Alain Cavalier) France
Aliens
A Better Tomorrow
Betty Blue
Blue Velvet
Children of a Lesser God
Clockwise
The Color of Money
Crocodile Dundee
The Decline of the American Empire
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Fly
The Green Ray
Hannah and Her Sisters
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartburn
Highlander
The Hitcher
Jean de Florette
Labyrinth
Manhunter
Manon des Sources
Matador
The Mission
Mona Lisa
The Money Pit
The Mosquito Coast
Peggy Sue Got Married
Platoon
Rosa Luxemburg
Salvador
Short Circuit
Sid and Nancy
Stand by Me
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Three Amigos
Top Gun
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