Having just seen "August: Osage County," it occurred to me that two films set in America's heartland, this one loud, "Nebraska" quiet, are up for awards this season. Maybe people are that curious about America's roots instead of its role in the world. They also have to do with family, are from personal voices, and assemble great casts. "August" has the most star-studded, and the dynamics are amped up, while "Nebraska" is so dialed down it almost appeared condescending to those who inhabit the plain states. If you've been there, you see the tightrope that movie walks. In both, photography frames the characters, as it should in film. Imagine that being the focal point to "I, Frankenstein."