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Oscars: 'Alice in Wonderland' for art directing; 'Inception' for cinematography

February 27, 2011 |  6:12 pm

Th Tom Hanks, yeah! Definitions of art directing and cinematography, boo!

Really, guys, we know what they mean.

These were good categories, though, to come after the movie mash-up of the opening by James Franco and Anne Hathaway -- especially the whole "Inception" into Alec Baldwin's dreams bit.

Cinematography went to "Inception's" Wally Pfister. Not exactly a surprise. Pfister took home honors not that long ago from the American Society of Cinematographers. There was a sort of last-minute swell of hope that Roger Deakins might take it home for "True Grit." BAFTA just gave him the honor. But I fear "True Grit" came too late, and it's hard to argue against "Inception," it was groundbreaking... literally.

On the art direction, it wasn't really much of a rabbit out of the hat trick -- 'Alice in Wonderland' looked stunning, a truly inventive visual playground created for the familiar story. And so it was as it should be. 

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--Betsy Sharkey

Photo: Tom Hanks presents the award for art direction at the Oscars. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press


 
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