Taking Questions for Power Hour - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

Taking Questions for Power Hour

Today the staff and I will be recording “Power Hour” for your listening entertainment.  We’ll also be reading questions galore and playing the ones you send in via Speakpipe, which you can send on the right sidebar or our Facebook page.

We’ll be talking about the festivals, our old favorite movies, and of course, a little Oscar talk.

Send your questions in below or e-mail them to ClaytonDavis@Awardscircuit.com

Ask away.

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Clayton Davis

Editor-in-Chief & Owner at The Awards Circuit
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.
  • Eoin Daly

    With the nomination of Melissa McCarthy last year and maybe Matthew McCounaghey this year do you think that the oscars are coming around of nominating actors from more big budget films?

  • http://www.awardscircuit.com/2011/08/18/robert-hamer/ Robert Hamer

    Since I won’t be able to make this podcast, I’d like to throw out a little question of my own:

    To celebrate my eyes finally recovering, I decided to watch William Friedkin’s infamous 1977 flop Sorcerer last night and was blown away by the film’s nightmarish jungle imagery and gut-grinding suspense. Not only is it Friedkin’s artistic peak to me, but I would also declare Sorcerer every bit the equal of The Wages of Fear, and have found the critics’ unfavorable comparisons between it and Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic rather puzzling, especially considering the dearth of truly inferior remakes we get seemingly every year.

    So I turn over the issue of film remakes to my colleagues. What do you think is the best approach to reinterpreting older films, what are the common mistakes you see made that lead to the most egregiously botched attempts (Planet of the Apes, The Stepford Wives, etc.), and what are some of your favorite movie remakes?

  • Steve

    I have asked this twice already, but was never answered. Who do you think are the best living directors who have not received an Oscar nomination for Best Director?

  • Kevin

    Do you think there’s any chance at all for Tom Cruise to get nominated for Rock of Ages?

  • http://www.awardscircuit.com/2011/08/18/robert-hamer/ Robert Hamer

    @ Steve: Are you sure? I could’ve sworn going off on a David Cronenberg/Todd Haynes rant in response to this very question in a previous podcast…

  • Steve

    I haven’t heard anything, Robert, and I listen all the time.