Can’t believe it’s already June!? I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything this year and most of it is already over. Anyway, at least I have been keeping up with my Thursday posts which are back with the Oscar Winners Edition special. This week we are looking into Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplays. Now you know me, I like to pick a theme within the theme, so I right away wanted to pick one of them as the main focus. Also it’s getting a little late here so I won’t be saying much about the movies this week.
3. FARGO (1996)
Picking Fargo for this was an easy choice. This Coen brothers movie is an excellent example how original ideas made into scripts and movies just work. I saw this ages ago but still remember it well. As far as best original screenplays go, this is definitely one of a kind.
2. GET OUT (2017)
One of two very important wins right here. Get Out had such a good original screenplay and I think it inspired a new wave of horror movies. I love it. While Peele’s second movie wasn’t as good, Get Out definitely can stand the test of time.
1. PARASITE (2019)
I still haven’t rewatched this but I really want to. It’s one of those movies where the original screenplay is filled with so much greatness and its brought on screen with much care. Bong Joon Ho’s story written bu Jin-won Han definitely deserved a win that year and again, historic win at that.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES
Ahh, Fargo. It’s absolutely brilliant in every way! I didn’t love Get Out as much as I wanted to after all the hype, but it was still a solid watch and I really enjoyed Us as well. Peele is a director I’ll always follow now!
There’s nothing I can say for Parasite other than <3
I agree that Get Out inspired a new wave of horror and I absolutely love it. I have never seen Fargo but for some clips out there online! I love Frances McDormand though so I really need to just bit the bullet and watch it.
Love Fargo and I need to see that again. I have yet to see Get Out but I am interested to see it. I really liked Parasite especially the way the family act like cockroaches. That being said, I hated the final 20 minutes which just seemed way out there and like a different movie stepped in.
Three terrific scripts! I’ve also been meaning to rewatch Parasite but I can’t seem to be able to find the time.
Even though I have yet to see the bottom two movies, I am getting a sense of the theme within a theme.
Three great picks! We even match with Fargo 🙂