Every day until the Oscars ceremony we’ll be highlighting a different category or movie here on the LAMB! Here’s a link to all the posts written so far .
Today, Jason Soto of The Lair of the Unwanted is back to look at the Best Film Editing Category.
Best Film Editing
Hello again! It’s your ol’ pal Jason Soto here with another article, this time talking about the films nominated for Best Film Editing. How important is editing? Well, without it, the movie would be 7 hours long and would feature just people roaming around a set, talking about stocks and bonds or whatever it is famous people talk about.
Do you notice editing in films? I only notice it half the time, mainly in Quentin Tarantino films. And any Marvel movie. But I guess the sign of a good editor is you’re not suppose to notice it so I guess out of the millions of movies I’ve seen in my lifetime, they did something right with the editing.
Ok, enough chit chat, let’s get to it.
First up is BlacKkKlansman, which should win the award for most awkward title to spell out. The movie is about a black FBI agent who needs to EDIT himself into the KKK so he gets Adam Driver to EDIT himself. See what I did there? I cleverly disguised the fact that I haven’t seen this film yet. I did rent it from Redbox and kept the disc for a week and finally decided to take it back, which cost me about $50. But regardless, I do want to see it. I enjoy Spike Lee Joints.
We have Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, I saw a Tweet that someone complained about this movie getting nominated for best editing and they showed this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBzaRD9eWyk and I guess I see what the fuss is about, they cut away to something every 2 seconds, which I admit is weird. But it also didn’t take me out of the movie. Also, people are mad at the director but I don’t follow the news very closely so I’m not sure why. I’m guessing he did a #MeToo thing. Maybe they can have Christopher Plummer finish directing the movie if that’s the case.
There’s a chance this won’t win best editing because there’s also:
The Favourite. Actually, I had to look this up cause I didn’t recognize the title and after watching the trailer, I realized I do know this movie as the one where Emma Stone tries to use an English accent for some reason. This whole thing needs to stop. There are plenty of British actors in the world, why cast an American for a British part? I had a similar complaint in my Black Panther review about Martin Freeman. This needs to stop.
Oh, right, the editing. It looks fine. Not my type of movie. Next!
Green Book. People hate this movie for some reason. I don’t know why. It looks like your typical Oscar bait. Any movie about race relations is sure to clean up. Maybe that’s why people don’t like it? Is this the 2018 Crash? I liked Crash. It made me cry.
Will this win for best editing? Probably not.
Finally, we have Vice, which is a movie I do want to see cause Christian Bale is amazing in everything he does. I didn’t even know that was him as Dick Cheney until it was said. That’s crazy. And considering the incredible lengths Bale goes through for every part he plays, the fact that he had 3 heart attacks is astounding. He really had to get into the role so he also shot someone in the face and started a pointless war in Iraq. Good on you, Christian Bale.
Ok, that’s all I have to say about the nominees for Best Editing. I heard there’s some controversy regarding the awards this year and they want to eliminate a lot of categories. I hope they don’t eliminate this one cause, as I pointed out in the beginning of this piece, we need film editing. Do you really want to see Emma Stone wandering around the set, practicing her not-that-great accent until the director yells ACTION? Probably not. So yes, The Academy, keep all awards in! Dammit!