Sunday, 24 February 2008

Smells like Indie Spirit (Awards)

I was pleased to see that screenwriter Scott Frank's directorial debut The Lookout picked up the award for Best First Feature at yesterday's Independent Spirit Awards. It's the cracking tale of a former high school ice hockey star (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) suffering from intense memory lapses as a result of a serious car incident now working as a janitor in a small Midwestern bank who's drawn into helping rob the place. If you missed it, it's out on DVD. Otherwise it was Juno's night, picking up Best Feature, Best Actress and Best First Screenplay, although The Diving Bell And The Butterfly nabbed Best Director and Best Cinematography. For full details, click the headline.

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