When it comes to my Oscar predictions so far the only category I have David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo nominated at this point is a Best Cinematography nom for Jeff Cronenweth. Like everyone else I’m waiting to see if the subject matter is too intense, too stylized, too Fincher for the Academy and perhaps we have received our first clue.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly Fincher says, “There’s too much anal rape in this movie” to get nominated, he says, half-jokingly. “I think we’re very safe.”
Fincher’s quote reminds me of when earlier this year George Clooney said, “I f–ked too many chicks and did too many drugs” to run for President. Clooney has since shared a little more all but guaranteeing we won’t see him among the candidates ever The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is being sold as “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” and may find itself in similar company.
As far as the Oscar process goes, Fincher recounts an incident from last year when The Social Network was competing against The King’s Speech in all the major categories including Best Picture
While we wait for the December 21 release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and we can finally judge the final product, why don’t you check out this new one-minute TV spot for the film courtesy of The Movie Box.