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2007  Oscar  Awards
Nomination ballots were mailed 26 December 2007; nominations were announced 22 January 2008;
polls closed 19 February; the 80th Academy Awards show was televised 24 February 2008 on A.B.C.

complete listings of 2008 Academy Awards for films of 2007
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

And the winner is...

won shared Oscar for Best Picture   won shared Oscar for Best Directing   won shared Oscar for Best Script Adaptation   Javier Bardem won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
"No Country For Old Men"
[Miramax / Paramount Vantage Oct 2007]
"No Country For Old Men" movie on DVD by the Coen Brothers  
poster for "No Country For Old Men" movie by the Coen Brothers  
Filmed in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. A down-on-his-luck Texan finds the money left after a drug-deal shootout in the desert, and a psychopathic killer sets out to get the money back. Co-produced, co-written, co-directed & co-edited by Joel & Ethan Coen; based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy; starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin & Gene Jones; listed #1 on TIME Top Ten Best Movies of The Year (12/2007); won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Script Adaptation, Best Supporting Actor {Bardem}; Oscar noms for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Editing; won DGA Award, WGA Award, PGA Award, 3 BAFTA Awards, 2 SAG Awards, Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film & USC's Scripter Award
Disney Video widescreen color Blu-Ray [3/2008] for $19.95
Miramax widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $15.99
40"x17" poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits from IMDbBuena Vista official movie site
 No Country for Old Men novel by Cormac McCarthy  "No Country For Old Men" [2005 novel]
by Pulitzer-winner Cormac McCarthy

Vintage Intl. movie tie-in 8x5 pb [10/2007] for $11.20
Vintage 8x5 pb [7/2006] for $12.35
Knopf 8x5¾ hardcover [7/2005] for $17.79

"Across The Universe" [Revolution/Sony Sept 2007]
Across the Universe   PREDICTION 10/2007: Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Visual Effects
Strikingly visionary teen love story set in the turbulent 1960s using 33 Beatles songs & psychedelic graphics.
Co-written & directed by Julie Taymor; co-written by Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais; starring Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Evan Rachel Wood, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio & Spencer Liff, with cameos by Joe Cocker, Salma Hayek, Eddie Izzard & Bono; one Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design
Sony widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2008] for $12.99
Sony widescreen color DVD [2/2008] 2 disks - out of prodn/many used
Interscope records soundtrack CD [10/2007] 2 disks for $9.99
Interscope records soundtrack CD [9/2007] for $10.97
full credits from IMDb
official movie site

"American  Gangster"  [Imagine Nov 2007]
American Gangster movie poster  

American Gangster novelization  

PREDICTION 11/2007: Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Editing
The true story of the 1970s heroin trade in New York City's Harlem, and the police detective who put Frank Lucas in jail for 70 years. Co-produced & directed by Ridley Scott; written & co-produced by Steven Zaillian, based on an article by Mark Jacobson; starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, 'RZA', John Ortiz, John Hawkes, Ted Levine, Yul Vazquez & Carla Gugino; Oxcar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (RD), 5 BAFTA noms, won SAG Best Supporting Actress (RD)
Universal Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [2/2008] 2 disks for $19.99
Universal Deluxe Edition widescreen color DVD [2/2008] 3 disks for $27.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

novelization by Max Allen Collins
Forge movie tie-in mass pb [10/2007] for $7.99

American Gangster book   "American Gangster and Other Tales of New York" [2007]
by Mark Jacobson

Grove Press pb [10/2007] for $11.20
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [10/2007] for $45.36

"The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"Atonement" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"Charlie Wilson's War" [2007]
full credits from IMDb [2:32]

"Die Fälscher" ("The Counterfeiters") [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"The 11th Hour"
[Warner Independent documentary Aug 2007]
11th Hour documentary   "Turn mankind's darkest hour into its finest"
Co-written & co-directed by Nadia Conners & Leila Conners Petersen; co-produced, co-written & hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio; footage includes Mikhail Gorbachev, Thom Hartmann, Stephen Hawking & Bill McKibben
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2008] for $4.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site
11th Hour Action community forum site

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"I'm Not There" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"In the Valley of Elah" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"Juno" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"La Môme" aka "La Vie en Rose" [France 2007]
full credits from IMDb

"Michael Clayton" [Castle Rock Oct 2007]
Michael Clayton movie poster  The 'fixer' at a New York law firm tries to save an overworked partner from a crisis of conscience, but billions of dollars are at stake in a class action lawsuit against the ruthless agri-giant client, and the partner's sudden suicide looks a lot like murder. Written & directed by Tony Gilroy; co-produced by Steve Samuels, Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney & Sydney Pollack; starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Tilda Swinton, Robert Prescott, Terry Serpico, Merritt Wever & Sean Cullen; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (TS), Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor (Clooney), Best Sipporting Actor (TW) & Best Original Music Score; won BAFTA Best Supporting Actress; nominated for DGA, PGA & WGA Award, 3 SAG Award noms
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [2/2008] for $16.99
Warner Home Video color DVD [2/2008] for $21.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Persepolis"  [France May 2007, USA Oct 2007]
French-language Persepolis movie poster  
Persepolis graphic novel  
Oscar-nominated mostly black-and-white animated masterpiece, French-language with subtitles. Tells the history of artist Satrapi from her childhood under the Shah of Iran, during the Iraq-Iran War, and thru exile in Vienna & Paris. Co-written & co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, based on Satrapi's graphic novels; with the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jerosme, Arié Elmaleh & Mathias Mlekuz; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w Blu-ray [6/2008] for $10.12
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w DVD [6/2008] for $5.62
full credits from IMDb
official French-language movie site on MySpace
Sony Classics official USA moviesite
French-language 27"x40" poster from Amazon for $16.48
listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture" [2007]
Pantheon 8¾x6 pb graphic novel [10/2007] for $14.10
Pantheon 9x5¾ hardcover graphic novel [5/2008] for $30.56
prior editions in paper & hardcover

"Sicko"  [Weinstein/Dog Eat Dog June 2007]
poster of Michael Moore's Sicko movie   Moore compares the failed American health care system with that of Canada & Cuba. Official tagline: "A comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth."
Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Michael Moore; won ACE & PGA Awards, nominated for WGA Award & for Best Documentary Feature Oscar
Weinstein Company color DVD [11/2007] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb
official movie site

"Taxi To The Dark Side" [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"There Will Be Blood"
[Paramount Vantage/Miramax Dec 2007]
There Will Be Blood movie poster  
There Will Be Blood movie poster  
PREDICTION 12/2007: The movie isn't even out yet and critics already list the film and Daniel Day-Lewis for Oscar wins. (The trailer is showing, so I've seen why this is so.) A wealthy oilman meets his match when he tries to cheat a Texas family headed by a blowhard preacher. Co-produced, 'loosely adapted' & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel "Oil!"; starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds & Dillon Freasier; won Oscars for Best Actor (DDL) & Best Cinematography, Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script Adaptation, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing & Best Art Direction; also won ASC, ADG, BAFTA Best Actor (plus 8 BAFTA noms), Berlin Silver Bear & SAG Best Actor awards, and DGA, PGA & WGA noms
Paramount widescreen color DVD Special Collector's Edition [4/2008] 2 disks for $21.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD [4/2008] for $15.99
27"x40" fire poster from Amazon for $19.99
11"x17" fire poster from Amazon for $14.99
27"x40" face poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Oil! novel by Upton Sinclair  "Oil!: A Novel" [1927] by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]
A fast-paced tale of the 1920s oil boom in Southern California
Penguin 7¾x5½ movie tie-in pb [12/2007] for $10.20
Univ CA Press 8x5½ pb [4/97] out of print/used
Bentley hardcover [6/79] out of print/used

Screen World Volume 59 / Films of 2007 book edited by John Willis & Barry Monush  
"Screen World Volume 59: The Films of 2007" [2008]
Edited by John Willis & Barry Monush

Applause Books 9½x7¾ hardcover [11/2008] out of print/50+ used

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