The Land Report

SPR 2012

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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S P R I N G 2 0 1 2 | The LandReport 15 LANDREPORT.COM G reat movies about landowners and their families have long been a staple of filmmakers. Gone With The Wind, Giant, and Shane immediately come to mind. Few in recent memory can equal the dream run The Descendants has enjoyed during the 2012 awards season. Honors have piled up, including Golden Globes for Best Drama and Best Actor (George Clooney). The Fox Searchlight film received five Oscar nominations — Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Film Editor — with Director Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash winning Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to this deluge of critical acclaim, The Descendants has been a resounding success at the box office. At press time on March 1, The Descendants had pulled in more than $130 million at box offices world- wide, a figure bound to increase in the after- math of the Oscars. Scripted and directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways), the production was budgeted for a mere $20 million. As the lead, Clooney goes against character; Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller measure up as his two daughters. An old pro, Beau Bridges, plays a wonderfully conniving cousin. And Nick Krause is a total scene-stealer as a tagalong family friend. High Tide For Descendants A Hawaiian landowner stands at the heart of this award-winning drama. FrontGate M E D I A | A U C T I O N B L O C K | L A N D ' S B E S T F R I E N D | I N V E S T I N G M E D I A FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES

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