December 13, 2006
Campbell CA — Camera 7
Afrikaans / English
After you’ve seen BLOOD DIAMOND, listen to the MichaelVox and Tassoula K. “Cinebanter” podcast, which is available here or at iTunes.
DiCaprio is a stud. Connelly is beautiful. Hounsou is angry and stupid.
Edward Zwick gets a free pass for life from me because he directed GLORY, one of my top five lifetime. He’s also been involved in several of my favorite TV shows. There were a lot of problems with this film, but it’s beautiful to look at and it brings an important topic to light.
Non-spoiler bullet points that are discussed in the podcast:
* not enough brutality
* love story cliches
* the chaos is incredibly filmed
* great child soldier indoctrination scenes
* terrific accent and pidgin by Leo
* subtle hip hop video
2006 Oscar Nominations:
~~Best Editing for Steven Rosenblum
~~Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio
~~Best Supporting Actor for Djimon Hounsou