The Moviefile - The Soloist: Building the Perfect Oscar-Bait Movie

By now, you've all probably seen commercials for The Soloist: Jaime Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., mentally imbalanced musical genius, friendship that transcends differences, yada yada yada. Between the storyline, the high caliber of actors involved and the talent behind the camera, it's as if someone was trying to craft the quintessential Oscar movie. And even though the year is only one-third over, you just know that the folks over at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are already engraving the plaques on a bunch of their awards, knowing full well that this movie will surely sweep all categories. Is The Soloist the most gratuitously Oscar-friendly movie ever? We think so, and we think it offers aspiring filmmakers a sure-fire recipe for garnering awards. Follow these instructions, and you'll be hugging Daniel Day-Lewis backstage in no time.

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