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Film Honors: 1987

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.

Cast Ensemble

Au revoir les enfants
Broadcast News
Full Metal Jacket
The Last Emperor
The Untouchables

Actress Support

Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction)
Sandrine Bonnaire (Sous le soleil de Satan)
Faye Dunaway (Barfly)
Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck)
Anne Ramsay (Throw Momma from the Train)

Picture Editing

Full Metal Jacket
Hong gao liang
The Last Emperor
The Untouchables

Score Composing

Henri Dutilleux (Sous le soleil de Satan)
George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa (Cry Freedom)
Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables)
Thomas Newman (Less Than Zero)
Alan Silvestri (Predator)

Actor Support

Sean Connery (The Untouchables)
R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket)
Gene Hackman (No Way Out)
Will Patton (No Way Out)
Denzel Washington (Cry Freedom)

Screenwriting Adapted

Sylvie Danton, Maurice Pialat (Sous le soleil de Satan)
Chen Jianyu, Zhu Wei (Hong gao liang)
Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford (Full Metal Jacket)
David Mamet (The Untouchables)
Steve Martin (Roxanne)

Screenwriting Original

Pedro Almodóvar (La ley del deseo)
Abbas Kiarostami (Khane-ye doust kodjast)
Louis Malle (Au revoir les enfants)
John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck)
Éric Rohmer, Joelle Miquelle (Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle)

Sound Designing

Cry Freedom
Full Metal Jacket
The Last Emperor

Special Effects

Evil Dead II

Actress Lead

Stéphane Audran (Babettes gæstebud)
Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction)
Gong Li (Hong gao liang)
Emily Lloyd (Wish You Were Here)
Carmen Maura (La ley del deseo)


Henri Alekan (Der Himmel über Berlin)
Gu Changwei (Hong gao liang)
Allen Daviau (Empire of the Sun)
Douglas Milsome (Full Metal Jacket)
Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor)

Costume Designing

Babettes Gæstebud
The Dead
Hong gao liang
The Last Emperor

Set Designing

Empire of the Sun
Hong gao liang
The Last Emperor
The Untouchables

Actor Lead

Gérard Depardieu (Sous le soleil de Satan)
Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I)
Boguslaw Linda (Przypadek)
Max von Sydow (Pelle erövraren)
Robin Williams (Good Morning, Vietnam)


Abbas Kiarostami (Khane-ye doust kodjast)
Stanley Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket)
Louis Malle (Au revoir les enfants)
Wim Wenders (Der Himmel über Berlin)
Zhang Yimou (Hong gao liang)

Motion Picture

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle) France / West Germany
Der Himmel über Berlin (Wim Wenders) West Germany / France
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick) UK / USA
Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson) USA
Hong gao liang (Zhang Yimou) China
Khane-ye doust kodjast (Abbas Kiarostami) Iran
La ley del deseo (Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieślowsk) Poland
Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (Éric Rohmer) France
The Untouchables (Brian De Palma) USA


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