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In Reply to: RE: Most incredible screw-up in Academy Award's history? posted by Audiophilander on February 26, 2017 at 21:25:07
Don't tell me you still pay attention to that. I watched some boobs for a couple of hours, then switched to Gotham. Much more drama there.
...reminds me of the real world on steroids ...aka The World According to Grump. ;0)
I'm with you on eye candy, but what's with the sun never shining on Gotham. Also, it seems like everyone's either mentally unstable or corrupt in this world, ...again, too much reality TV for me.
At least the Oscars were entertaining, not so much the award speeches, but the star reactions and the host's repartee with the audience and viewers. Even the commercials (60 second films made from a Walmart checkout receipt) were clever. The major screw-up at the close was actually handled pretty well by everyone involved.
Do the Academy Awards still need work? Sure. The event could be shortened, perhaps broken into two ceremonial nights, one in January and one in February ...with major awards in both to keep the viewers tuned in. Splitting off crowd pleasers from art films similar to what was intended way back in the Academy first started might help. I think two two-hour shows would go down better than one that stretches into four-hours. Knocking off one of the superfluous Guild or Critics Award shows leading up to the Oscars would make room for it. My 2 cents (inflation adjusted)
I dislike it when someone makes me uncomfortable simply for the sake of making me uncomfortable - and Gotham contains quite a few such moments. But at the same time it does seem to offer something underneath, that keeps me coming back to it. Several very good performances alone are worth it. That is why I called it a rocky road - sometimes I wish I took a different one.
Regarding splitting the Oscars into to - there would be a problem. Number one - who would want to compete in the "Non-Art" category?
And second - given the rather pitiful state of American cinema, someone would have to artificially stuff the Art category with films, that don't really belong there.
You continuing to warm to it? It is definitely not high-art, but it is good fun. I have particularly enjoyed BD Wong's performance as Hugo Strange. Looking forward to the next season.
There are some things I severely dislike about it... like most stuff with Fish, and the beginning of Season 2, with that pale copy of Alex from Clockwork Orange - can I have the original, please? But other things keep me interested. And Tabitha is a real eye candy. :) Plus did I say Alfred is superb? :)
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