OSCAR Trivia: Can “The Revenant” Be a Good Oscar® Contender

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The Revenant is the latest work of the Oscar® winner Mexican helmet Alejandro G. Iñárritu - the question is if this film has the potential to win gold this year - the answer is "yes" and "no." 

A contender "yes" because it has the quality of so many talented people working on the set. 

"No" because never a survivor movie has won an Oscar® for best picture, unless "The Revenant" can be the exception and make history.

In recent years, survivor movies have been snubbed out of gold, films like: Life of Pi, Gravity, All is Lost have been compensated on the technical categories, not for acting or best picture. 

To have a positive turnout, The Revenant should be listed as a historic time-period drama to fit in the same category of the Oscar® winners: Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, and Gladiator.

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is a visceral and a cinematic experience. 

In this epic adventure of "survival" Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), after the attack by a bear, is abandoned by his hunting team and betrayed by his own people, including John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). He must fight against the dangers of the wilderness in the raw winter of North America.

The free adaptation from the Michael Punke's novel was made by Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. 

Some members of the crew said: "The shooting of this movie was a living hell." 

How can you aspire to perfection without any sacrifice?

Images courtesy of 20th Century FOX studios

Reprinted from www.festivalinla.com with the expressed permission of Jose Alberto Hermosillo

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