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Film Honors: 1992

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.

Actress Lead

Victoria Abril (Tacones lejanos)
Juliette Binoche (Les amants du Pont-Neuf)
Gong Li (Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns)
Emma Thompson (Howards End)

Sound Designing

Alien 3
Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The Last of the Mohicans

Actor Lead

Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin)
Harvey Keitel (Bad Lieutenant)
Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman)
Tim Robbins (The Player)
Denzel Washington (Malcom X)

Score Composing

John Barry (Chaplin)
Danny Elfman (Batman Returns)
Trevor Jones, Randy Edelman (The Last of the Mohicans)
Wojciech Kilar (Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
Thomas Newman (Scent of a Woman)

Special Effects

Alien 3
Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Death Becomes Her

Picture Editing

Batman Returns
Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua
Lat sau san taam
The Last of the Mohicans

Actress Support

Helena Bonham Carter (Howards End)
Marisa Paredes (Tacones lejanos)
Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game)
Miranda Richardson (Damage)
He Saifei (Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua)


Robert Fraisse (L’amant)
Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It)
Dante Spinotti (The Last of the Mohicans)
Alex Thomson (Alien 3)
Zhao Fei (Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua)

Screenwriting Original

Éric Rohmer (Conte d’hiver)
Hal Hartley (Simple Men)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)
John Sayles (Passion Fish)
Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)

Screenwriting Adapted

David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Howards End)
Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men)
Michael Tolkin (The Player)
Ni Zhen (Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua)

Costume Designing

Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua
Howards End

Set Designing

Alien 3
Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua
Howards End

Actor Support

Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs)
Gene Hackman (Unforgiven)
Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men)
Al Pacino (Glengarry Glen Ross)

Cast Ensemble

Enchanted April
Glengarry Glen Ross
Howards End
The Player
Reservoir Dogs


Robert Altman (The Player)
John Woo (Lat sau san taam)
Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans)
Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)
Yimou Zhang (Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua)

Motion Picture

Batman Returns (Tim Burton) USA
Conte d’hiver (Éric Rohmer) France
The Crying Game (Neil Jordan) UK
Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua (Yimou Zhang) China / Hong Kong / Taiwan
Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley) USA
The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann) USA
Les amants du Pont-Neuf (Leos Carax) France
The Player (Robert Altman) USA
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino) USA
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest) USA


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