Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go — Enthusiasticast Episode 48 Part One

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Jon endorses Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. (Part One)

Our Oscar Picks:

  • The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, February 27th, 2011 (Oscars.com)
  • Our pick(s) for best actress, supporting — Melissa Leo (her ad campaign)
  • Our pick(s) for best actor, supporting — Christian Bale
  • Our pick(s) for best actress — Natalie Portman
  • Our pick(s) for best actor — Colin Firth
  • Our pick(s) for adapted screenplay — Aaron Sorkin
  • Our pick(s) for original screenplay — The King’s Speech with a preference for Inception
  • Our pick(s) for best director — Darren Aronofsky (Mark)/David Fincher (Jon)
  • Our pick(s) for best picture — The King’s Speech (Jon)/ Black Swan (Mark)

Music: Thanks to Drift for licensing ‘Invisible’ under creative commons.

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3 Responses to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go — Enthusiasticast Episode 48 Part One

  1. jentwist27 says:

    What a tease! I was excited to hear Jon's book review but you left me with a cliff hanger. I remember really liking the book of Never Let Me Go but recently watched the movie and thought it missed the mark (although I know Adam on Filmspotting is a fan of the movie but he didn't read the book). Did you also see the movie? Would be interested to hear your take on both as a comparison.

    Regardless, I always love Oscar talk. I have my red carpet outfit all ready to go for our annual Sunday Oscar party. I suspect that there won't be a lot of surprises this year but I agree that Julianne Moore was snubbed. I would like to see Annette Benning beat Portman but I doubt it will happen. Colin Firth can do no wrong.

    Eagerly awaiting Never Let Me Go…
    Jen

  2. I look foward to hearing Jon's thoughts on Never Let Me Go. I read it over Christmas and while I liked Ishiguro's writeing and found that it created some beautiful and moody scenes as I read I wished the plot was a little less plodding.

    In terms of Oscars I'm rooting for the Social Network for best picture. I'd prefer that Hailee Steinfeld win over Melissa Leo but don't think it'll happen. While I found the Fighter to be an enjoyable and competent film, only Christian Bale's performance seemed worthy of a nomination (and win).

    Then again I also liked the recent release of Unknown (56% on rotten tomatoes).

  3. NinjaWins says:

    Our discussion of NLMG went a bit long, too, so I'm doubly glad we decided to split up the episode. And we do cover the movie adaptation as well.

    Recently I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress, so between her and Hailee Steinfeld and Melissa Leo that's definitely the most competetive category of the night.