Episode: "The Zillo Beast"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 18
Original Air Date: April 3, 2010
The Force Awakens was shut out at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, despite five nominations, in part due to Mad Max's near sweep of the tech and design awards. I really thought Star Wars would at least win for Visual Effects but Ex Machina pulled off the surprise win. John Williams garnered a near-record 50th nomination for the score but lost out to The Hateful Eight. No quibble from me. Ennio Morricone was long overdue.
Among the six Oscars won by the original Star Wars film was the award for Best Costume Design. The designer for the first movie and also The Empire Strikes Back was John Mollo, born March 18, 1931 in London. His path to the biz began with a childhood interest in American and British military uniforms. He also won an Oscar, shared with Bhanu Athaiya, for Ghandi in 1983.
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That Fury Road won awards is shameful.ReplyDelete
Which has nothing to do with this episode, but you brought it up.
Didn't see it so I can't judge for myself. Mad Max was doing so well early in the evening that some at our party were wondering if it might sneak off with Best Picture. Given that it wasn't even nominated in any writing or acting categories made it seem unlikely to me. Then it lost cinematography, the most important tech award...Delete
Fury Road is a forgettable movie. Mel Gibson is not.ReplyDelete
Must admit, I've never seen any of the Mad Max movies. Post-apocalypse isn't my bag, with or without Mel.Delete
Showbiz really pays doesn't it? I believe Director abrams bought himself a new mansion recently for 15 million - Star Wars really top trumped everyone at the box office including Star Trek.ReplyDelete
$2 billion and counting. I'm not sure there's a bigger pop culture brand than Star Wars anymore. The Beatles once upon a time, maybe...Delete
My brother's kind of genre for sure.ReplyDelete
Lots of clear homages to monster movie classics in this little story arc.Delete