On Tuesday (8/2), the film ‘The Power of the Dog’ just received an Oscar nomination in 2022 by winning 12 nomination categories, namely Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
Not only that, this film directed by Jane Campion was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing.
‘The Power of the Dog’ aired through the channel stream Netflix on December 1, 2021, is, in fact, one of the most talked about and loved films of the community. The film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage tells the story of two cowboy brothers, Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons).
But what are the reasons the movie ‘The Power of the Dog’ deserves to be one? nominee at the Oscars this year? Check out the explanation below:
1. Filled with cinematic images that spoil the eyes of the audience
Set in Montana in 1925, stylish film western This presents interesting pictures that are pleasing to the eye. The power of the image is intense and even capable of telling a story even though the film is not filled with dialogue by the players.
2. Detailed and complex psychological-drama story with ending that makes the audience think
‘The Power of the Dog’ is not a light film. Movies with genre this psychological drama has a dense, intense, and suspenseful narrative that is divided into several parts. So that the complex and detailed story of this film packs the themes of love, sadness, jealousy, hatred, and sexuality neatly.
3. Stunning acting performance from the cast
One of the attractions of the film ‘The Power of the Dog’ is the stunning acting of the players. Like Benedict Cumberbatch who is able to portray the character of Phil Burbank well and build emotional bonds with the audience through his acting skills. However, not only Benedict, Kodi Smit-McPhee who plays Peter also looks stunning through both his gaze and body language in the film.
4. Scoring that feels right and makes goosebumps
Not only the cinematic images, the dense and intense plot, and the acting of the players make ‘The Power of the Dog’ one of the best films in 2021. Scoring or the choice of music in each scene has made this film even more interesting.
Where, every instrumental accompaniment that exists feels right in every scene, so that it makes the audience feel peaceful, curious, and sometimes gets goosebumps.