direction

  1. Fight Club
  2. Se7en
  3. Requiem for a Dream
  4. Children of Men

cinematography

  1. Fight Club
  2. Doubt
  3. Munich
  4. Se7en

editing

  1. Requiem for a Dream
  2. Fight Club

production design

  1. Fight Club
  2. Se7en; J. Edgar
  3. Doubt

make-up

  • The Pirates of the Caribbean (trilogy)

costumes

score

sound

  1. Fight Club
  2. The Ring

visual design

  1. 300
  2. Sucker Punch

painful

  • Requiem for A Dream (what the four characters at the end endure)
  • 21 Grams (the subject matter)

hand-to-hand combat

eccentric

  • Underground

story concept

  1. Memento - a guy without short-term memory investigates a murder, in a story that is told backwards
  2. Inception - a technology that allows one to tap into unused brain power, resulting in an altered experience of time, where a second could feel like a year (as an example)
  3. Limitless - a drug that enhances mental performance
  4. Groundhog Day - reliving the same day over and over again
  5. Next - treatment of the concept of being able to see the future
  6. Lake House - treatment of the concept of time travel

touching

  1. Life is Beautiful
  2. Yellow Earth
  3. The Kite Runner

touching moments

  1. an interview with a woman whose life was improved by Kinsey's work (Kinsey)
  2. strapped with bombs (The Hurt Locker)

heaven portrayal

  • What Dreams May Come

hell portrayal

  • Constantine

romantic moment

  • "the definition of beauty" (Next)

painful moment

  • explosive execution (Next)

shocking moment

  1. murder (Irréversible)
  2. murder (Bamboozled)

magical moment

  • near-accident of the magic train, the dance sequence of chocolate presentation, and North Pole environment (The Polar Express)

car crash

  • Death Proof

highway chase

  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Bad Boys 2

most intense couple quarrel

dvd design

  1. Requiem for A Dream
  2. Se7en

most beautiful suicide scene

  • Wanted