(1) River Phoenix
(2) Hugo Weaving
(1) Geena Davis
(2) Abigail Breslin
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
(1) Susan Sarandon
(2) Dennis hooper
Best Road Film from GWSS 3006 Series: Thelma and Louise
Why? Well expressed female desire of freedom in the contemporary society and successfully sublimated rough adventure mixed into humor yet the point of the movie remains serious.
Best Trans-Character in Trans-Cinema Road Film: Scott (Keanu Reeves)
Why? easy transition between street life/noble life and homosexuality/heterosexuality counts as a best trans-character. Quite of a shock to follow the story
Most Complicated character in a Road Film Narrative: Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond)
Why? I can never understand her personally... I know her life in the film carries a significance in emphasizing pitfall of excessive female desire for freedom and independence but the way that her life was portrayed in the film is too desperate I did not want to make any connection with the character.
Favorite and Most Memorable Vehicle in a Road Film:
(1) one from Easy Rider
(2) one from the Girl on a Motorcycle
Best Example of the Male Gaze in a Road Film: Girl on a Motorcycle
Worst Road Film screened in GWSS 3307: Vagabond
Why? I'm sorry, but I was actually disgusted watching the movie and I couldn't completely understand this film without second-hand commentaries... Failure of a female vagabond is to desperate and carried in a tiring manner that made me hard to stand throughout the running time..
Your favorite cop in the road movie genre (Name the Movie) Thelma and Louise
Best Soundtrack in a Road Film: My Own Private Idaho by Hans Zimmer
Best feminist film in the GWSS series: Thelma and Louise
Why? Strikingly well made movie although Hollywood breeze smells Feminist film as a process of identifying self is well represented from the film.
Best example of "Counter Cinema" in a Road Film Narrative: Easy Rider
Why? Setting given from mis-en-scene separates stability of the film and space and time are disconnected from each other. at the end of the movie the only thing that stands out is the the film itself and the significance of the produced theme.
Your definition of "Counter cinema" Apart from major scenes, counter cinema calls up experimental elements and questions the conventions of pre-existing films and try to overthrow them mix them into the movie, although the success or passionate reflection of the movie is not guaranteed.
Best Filmic Study of Gender on the Road: Girl on a Motorcycle
Why? Emphasized femininity and masculinity at the same time
Best Filmic Study of Race on the Road: Pow Wow highway
Why? experiences road in terms of race other than White male dominance
Best Filmic Study of Class on the Road: My Own Private Idaho
Why? transition of Scott between street life/noble life was strikingly easy and the movie entirely emphasized difference between classes.
Best Filmic Study of Queer Bodies on the Road: My Own Private Idaho
Why? Bare presentation of queer road might have been striking but it was a good study to experience the psychology of homosexuality in relation to Oedipus syndrome.
Best Definition of a Road Film from the Readings (excert from the readings, give page number and author): road as an "ideogram of human desire and last-ditch search for self" page 41 David Laderman's "What a trip: The road film and American Culture"