I finally did see 127 Hours, and yes it was as viscerally uncomfortable as I had anticipated! His hand is literally stuck between that rock and a hard place for so long, that eventually I was actually rooting for him to cut it off already! Still, I was not prepared for how much it grossed me out! But then I am a pretty big baby when it comes to gory bodily details. I thought it was a moving portrayal of a survivor's harrowing story (I was even moved to tears when he finally makes it out and finds people to help him. I mean, complete strangers came to his rescue, no questions asked, and it was just so reassuring to witness the generosity of the human spirit for once!) But still, a best picture of the year? I'm not so convinced. I thought The Ghost Writer was a better film- superbly acted, even Hitchcockian in its quietly thrilling tone. If you haven't seen it, or even heard of it, check it out on dvd. Oooh, I also thought that The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo should have gotten some Oscar love. Those Swedes did a fantastic job with the first of Steig Larson's incredibly engrossing Millenium Trilogy, and Noomi Rapace is beyond compare as Lisbeth Salander.