i'm excited for this new column. it was a fantastic read and i can't wait for the next episodes.i don't know if you're a fan of the film or not, and i don't know what kind of elements fit into the concept of this column, but i recently rewatched "the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford" and i feel like everything in that movie except for casey after and roger deakins is hugely underrated. i mean, if actors count for unsung heroes, i think brad pitt did his career best work in that film (although he did win venice, but nothing else)more importantly, the sound work really gets to me every single time. i think that movie needs to mentioned much more often.
p.s. school has still kept me from reading your review on "the american".i should do that ASAP. :)
So far I have two loose standards for the column.1) Avoid actors, at least for a while. The Film Experience said it's a well covered ground on the blog, and I think other angles are fresher anyway.2) Nothing award nominated or otherwise acknowledged to be excellent. Someone mentioned the cinematography of Michael Mann films and I don't think that quite qualifies as unsung. Even though it has been Oscar snubbed a lot has been written about its greatness.After that I'm open to any ideas. I think I'm due for a second viewing of Jesse James so I'll evaluate it for material.Thanks for the encouragement. I look forward to your feedback.