Friday, February 22, 2008
The Tonto Woman
As we approach the final countdown for the 80th annual Academy Awards, it's worth noting that 3:10 to Yuma isn't the only Western based on an Elmore Leonard short story among the nominees. While the two-fisted, straight-shooting drama starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale competes in the Original Score and Sound Mixing categories Sunday evening, an adaptation of Leonard's The Tonto Woman will be vying for the Live Action Short prize. You can see clips from the 35-minute flick here and here, and a trailer here.
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ARGGGHHH! This should have won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film instead of "Le Mozart des Pickpockets."
Excuse me while I mumble, cuss, and go kick things for a few minutes.
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