Friday, July 28, 2006

Will Breaking & Entering Break-in?

Question: Will the film Breaking and Entering be An Academy Awards Big Dog this year?

Minghella as Director
I have enjoyed Anthony Minghella's last three feature length films: The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Cold Mountain.

The Academy has loved this films with 12 noms (9 wins), 5 nominations, 7 nominations (1 win), respectively.

This track record, leads me to believe that the film Breaking and Entering has a chance of getting some Oscar attention this upcoming year (even if it does not receive a best picture nod).

Cast and Academy Track Record
The film stars Jude Law (2 time nominee, for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain) and Juliette Binoche (2 time nominee winner for The English Patient). The film also stars Vera Farmiga (who between this film and the Departed I feel like is destined for some critical props come year end).

(Vera Farmiga is pictured bottom right)

The Story Concept
"A young Muslim thief breaks into the office of a yuppie architect in London, afterwards the architect re-evaluates his life. A series of related events intersects the lives of the two men with a variety of other people in the seedy inner-city area of Kings Cross" (via)

Does this not sound a little like Crash...will the story be too similar to garner academy award attention?

More than anything I hope this film is entertaining, as I enjoyed Minghella's other three films, I hope to enjoy this one as well. I imagine there will be at least a couple acting nominations (maybe Binoche and Farmiga), and Gabriel Yared I am sure will probably get a nomination for his score for this film, as he has been nominated for his previous work. Who knows as far as the production side goes? But at this point I would venture to say it is not a best picture nominee for this upcoming year.

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