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Film Honors: 1988

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.

Picture Editing


Die Hard
The Last Temptation of Christ
Powaqqatsi
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Actress Support

María Barranco (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Juliette Binoche (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Jodhi May (A World Apart)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons)

Sound Design

Akira
Die Hard
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Special Effects

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Die Hard
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willow

Actress Lead

Isabella Adjani (Camille Claudel)
Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons)
Barbara Hershey (A World Apart)
Gong Li (Red Sorghum)
Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

Cinematography

Peter Biziou (A World Apart)
Gu Changwei (Red Sorghum)

Philippe Rousselot (Dangerous Liaisons)
Carlo Varini (The Big Blue)

Set Design

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Camille Claudel

Dangerous Liaisons
Red Sorghum
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willow

Costume Design

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Camille Claudel
Dangerous Liaisons
Red Sorghum
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willow

Score Composing

Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice)
Philip Glass (Powaqqatsi)
James Horner (Willow)

Gabriel Yared (Camille Claudel)
Dangerous Liaisons
Gorillas in the Mist
Red Sorghum
Scrooged
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Cast Ensemble

Beetlejuice
Dangerous Liaisons
A Fish Called Wanda
Scrooged
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Actor Support


Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda)
Guillermo Montesinos (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Alan Rickamn (Die Hard)
Shafiq Syed (Salaam Bombay!)

Actor Lead

Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ)
Gerard Depardieu (Camille Claudel)
Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man)
Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers)
John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons)

Directing

Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (A Short Film About Love)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (A Short Film About Killing)
John McTiernan (Die Hard)
Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!)
Zhang Yimou (Red Sorghum)

Screenwriting Adapted

Chen Jianyu, Zhu Wei (Red Sorghum)
Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons)
Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin, Misa Terami (Camille Claudel)
Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist)
Isao Takahata (Hotaru no haka)

Screenwriting Original

Pedro Almodóvar (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
John Cleese, Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)
Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Anne Spielberg, Gary Ross (Big)
A Short Film About Love

Motion Picture

Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten) France
Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears) USA
Die Hard (John McTiernan) USA
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata) Japan
A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieślowski) Poland
A Short Film About Killing (Krzysztof Kieślowski) Poland
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou) China
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair) India
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki) Japan
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown(Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
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