Sunday, March 05, 2006

Academy Awards Discussion

If people are around... running comments?

28 Comments:

Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 08:57:00 PM that...

Montage of movies based on actual historical features. No Lawrence. Discuss.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:28:00 PM that...

Charlize Theron and J'Lo's speeches: apparently, the academy is too poor to hire a high school English teacher to make sure that their speeches don't sound like the livejournal of a Valley Girl.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:28:00 PM that...

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:29:00 PM that...

Question: where is the guy who has the funny?  

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Blogger Paul Johnson noted on 3/05/2006 09:33:00 PM that...

Jon Stewart is a good host..................for a Jew  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:40:00 PM that...

OK, so let me see if I have this straight: despite the dark shadow of Rumsfeldian fascism that has covered the country, Hollywood is really brave. Got it. Check.

Put the funny guy back on.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:40:00 PM that...

Gratuitous intelligent design slam. SHOT!  

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Blogger Paul Johnson noted on 3/05/2006 09:42:00 PM that...

Intelligent design is pretty stupid

Hollywood ahead of the times- discuss!  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:43:00 PM that...

"State of the heart storytelling". Here comes the "terrorists are people too line..."  

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Blogger Paul Johnson noted on 3/05/2006 09:46:00 PM that...

I think you overessentialize the Academy- its not just about liberalism- its about facile representations of solutions to problems  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:54:00 PM that...

Re Hollywood ahead of the times - two things:

(1) Hollywood does not credit for being "ahead of its time" for making a movie about how brave teaching evolution is AFTER the evolutionists have already won. It's not like taking a stand against Creationists is a brave stand in 1960. Might as well put on Roots and try to claim that Hollywood was ahead of its time on slavery. Sound of Music - brave stand against Nazism.

(2) When you're is on every side of every issue, it's not hard to wait to see which side wins and then choose the clips that were on that side. Where are all the movies from the 1950s extolling the virtue of fathers who work and moms who cook? Women who say "normal women" are the ones that cook and keep homes. What, UCLA wouldn't release the His Girl Friday reel? And it gets even easier when you do movies about universal themes ("bravery", "taking a stand", etc)...  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 09:56:00 PM that...

Running count of countries and races that have been thanked: Japan, Argentina, all Latino/Latinas everywhere.

I, for one, am looking forward to the nuanced political analysis and even-handedness that will be the Paradise Now acceptance speech.  

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Blogger Paul Johnson noted on 3/05/2006 10:00:00 PM that...

To Sir, With Love.

Try that.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:02:00 PM that...

Apparently the "we have to fight evil" theme couldn't get into the "good themes" montage. Maybe Blockbuster ran out of copies of Patton.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:26:00 PM that...

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:26:00 PM that...

Running count: Japan, Argentina, all Latino/Latinas. Also, apparently, Jesus.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:42:00 PM that...

Jon Steward on Scorsese = funniest Oscar line ever.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:44:00 PM that...

Paradise Now loses - you get no snark about the connections between anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism, and Leftist self-importance. Sorry.

Next chance: moral equivalence and Munich. Won't happen though.  

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Blogger Paul Johnson noted on 3/05/2006 10:46:00 PM that...

who is this jon steward character
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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 10:48:00 PM that...

Best. Line. Ever.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:15:00 PM that...

Diane something or other emotes a crude theory of aesthetics. Something about progress and morality. To this, we juxtapose Nietzsche, who thought that art was about destruction and excess. But did he have an Academy Award? No.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:17:00 PM that...

According to its writers (overbrimming with modesty as they are) Crash has apparently shaped society. Uberliberals from Defamer on Crash: "6:27pm: The presentation of Crash's Best Original Song nominee, complete with burning cars and multiculti couples dancing among the flames (of racism, we assume), is roughly 300% more subtle than the movie itself."  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:20:00 PM that...

Hey look Ron, Tom Hanks agrees with you: "movies of social significance"  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:23:00 PM that...

Ang Lee vs. Dennet on "existence": It's not enough for them to self-importantly pronounce judgements on politics, but now they think that their ability to repeat cheap, elementary school posters qualifies them to teach us philosophy.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:24:00 PM that...

Crash wins. Everyone owes Ron drinks.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/05/2006 11:26:00 PM that...

Frank Rich's column tomorrow, today: Hollywood too cowardly to take on homophobia.  

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Blogger ronvon2 noted on 3/05/2006 11:36:00 PM that...

Never question me again...

Munich got robbed, well, snakes on a plane.  

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Blogger Omri noted on 3/06/2006 12:07:00 AM that...

Munich probably would've won - if Hollywood wasn't controlled by neo-Zionist Jews. Like that Spielberg guy. Hey wait.  

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