• kammy

    There is another great article by Patrick Goldstein in LATimes.com today. Here is an excerpt:

    √ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭ¶Screenwriter and author David Freeman believes that “all too often the academy mistakes seriousness of theme for the quality of execution. The voters, and I’m one of them, are often absolutely blind, unable to see beyond the sensation of the moment.”

    The Oscar winners that feel the most timeless are the ones that tell us the most about ourselves without any storefront preaching. “The Apartment,” a 1960 best picture winner, feels modern today because it captures mid-century American romance and ambition through its characters, not forced social commentary. “That movie has great things to say, but it comes from the relationships, not from some overblown theme,” says Freeman. “Here are these two wonderful characters in an impossible situation, and yet we’re desperate for them to work it out. That kind of storytelling never goes out of style.”

    Mr. Freeman has really hits the nail on its head! “Crash”, the Oscar winner from last year, WILL NOT age very well, whilst “Brokeback Mountain” is on its way to become an American classic!

  • malibugigolo

    If Lansing got the Thalberb,

    shouldn’t Gore have gotten the Riefenstahl?

  • Mgmax, le Corbeau

    Nobody gets why Helen Mirren had her purse. It was a queen joke; Elizabeth always carries her purse in public:

    http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_318.html

  • Mgmax

    Nobody gets why Helen Mirren had her purse. It was a queen joke; Elizabeth always carries her purse in public:

    http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_318.html