As we all already know that the nominees for Oscar academy award has been announced and now the clock is ticking for the end ceremony to be conducted on 4th of March 2018. The entirety of cinematography fanatics is waiting for the treasure chest to be opened and observe the final fate of nominees. One of the movies that have secured the highest number of nominations is “The Shape of Water”.
This movie already has been awarded the Golden Lion in the Venice Festival and many awards Golden Globe. Famous movie critic “Christy Lemire” also has given her opinion about this movie. This movie was already taking the lead in the department of fantasy sci-fi genre.
What makes it good?
The main protagonist of the movie is a woman. Mute, sexually frustrated, with the sense of incompletely and loneliness woman plus with the spice of the era (situation of post-world war 2 and civil wars in America)reflects quite nicely. She became the janitor and cleaner secret science facility. With this so far it’s a generic setting of any film, but what makes this movie so special is the addition of the gothic fantasy half-humanoid creature, which according to the plot was created by the mad scientist. The protagonist woman found her pleasure in loving this creature and going as far as saving him from his demise to prove her love for him. In short Great love story and excellent performance.
Every character of the movie is giving the sense of incompleteness in the life. They all have the void in heart or feelings. This showed to escape off from the shackles of the reality; one found the pleasure in the myth of imagination which offers an escape from both the fears & horrors of the real world.
Fringes of the society blended in the movie:
The common Fringes of the society of 21st century like low class working woman, a gay, black woman & unfair distribution of wealth mixed in this movie.
Relevant to time:
A plot of the film takes place in 1960’s, but there are some aspects which match with the era of 2018. The racism, cruel reality, etc., make this movie relevant to the time. We can’t ignore the addition of science fiction and the pro and cons of the greedy scientific research which is done against the law of nature.
The ratings of this movie as of 26th of February is:
- Common Sense Media: 4/5
- Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
In all of this hoo-ha for this one can expect that much success of the masterpiece of the movie, The number of nominations by Oscar academy award for this movie is 13. Which are as follows:
Shape of the Water Nomination List
- Best Picture – Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
- Best Actress – Sally Hawkins
- Best Supporting Actor – Richard Jenkins
- Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer
- Best Original Screenplay – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
- Best Cinematography – Dan Laustsen
- Best Costume Design – Luis Sequeira
- Best Film Editing – Sidney Wolinsky
- Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat
- Best Production Design – Paul Denham Austerberry, Jeff Melvin and Shane Vieau
- Best Sound Editing – Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
- Best Sound Mixing – Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
The movie deserves the appreciation.