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synthespians are people too

2003-02-19 01:19:36+00 by TC 1 comments

The languishing Salon has an article about Andy Serkis not getting an oscar nomination for his work as Gollum. WTF! If you have seen the film then you know Gollum stole the show. I saw the "making of" the two towers and you see some pretty intense work by Serkis. We are talking wild acrobatic,foaming of the mouth insane twitchiness that actually translates from mocap to celluloid. Being an industry wonk I know he has to be a better actor to make Gollum more alive. While we are setting up foreign policy here #1Iraq #2France #3 The academy of Motion Pictures.

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#Comment made: 2003-02-19 16:13:35+00 by: petronius

The Gollum/Serkis character is the first truly expressive synthespian we have seen (of course, there is Jar-Jar Binks...)and I think the Academy doesn't quite know what to do with him. Maybe the best analogue is when Art Spiegelman's MAUS won the Pulitzer prize. The print community was shocked and horrified that a comic book could rise so high, so the Pulitzer board created a new category for Illustrated Novel, so there would be no further danger of a comic book beating out Jonathan Franzen or some other official great writer.