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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 (High Heels)
Emmanuelle Béart (La Belle Noiseuse)
Juliette Binoche (The Lovers on the Bridge)
Mary McDonnell (Passion Fish)
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)
Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman)
Michel Piccoli (La Belle Noiseuse)
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
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Hard Boiled
The Last of the Mohicans

Actress Support

Jane Birkin (La Belle Noiseuse)
Marisa Paredes (High Heels)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns)
Miranda Richardson (Damage)
Alfre Woodard (Passion Fish)

Robert Fraisse (The Lover)
Jack N. Green (Unforgiven)
Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It)
Dante Spinotti (The Last of the Mohicans)
Alex Thomson (Alien 3)

Screenwriting Original

Éric Rohmer (A Tale of Winter)
Hal Hartley (Simple Men)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)
John Sayles (Passion Fish)
Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)

Screenwriting Adapted

Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse)
David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Howards End)
Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men)
Michael Tolkin (The Player)

Costume Designing

Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Howards End

Set Designing

Batman Returns
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Howards End
The Last of the Mohicans

Actor Support

Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs)
Gene Hackman (Unforgiven)
Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Al Pacino (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Robin Williams (Aladdin)
Cast Ensemble

Enchanted April
Glengarry Glen Ross
A League of Their Own
The Player
Reservoir Dogs


Robert Altman (The Player)
Tim Burton (Batman Returns)
Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans)
Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse)
Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)
Motion Picture

Batman Returns (Tim Burton) USA
The Crying Game (Neil Jordan) UK
Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley) USA
High Heels (Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette) France / Switzerland
The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann) USA
The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax) France
The Player (Robert Altman) USA
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino) USA
A Tale of Winter (Éric Rohmer) France


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