Skip to comments.R.I.P. Oscar
Posted on 02/22/2009 10:16:44 AM PST by The Conservative Yogini
The government is not the only one who is out of touch with the American people. Our entertainment industry is completely disinterested in America and Americans as well. They are literally living in a different universe from what they call "ordinary people." This is not really new news, but I thought I would bring up the topic after seeing Drudge's interesting photo of the larger-than-life Oscar statue.
Does anyone notice how closely the figure resembles a corpse? A corpse of fake gold that is dead. Surreal.
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Oscar? Who? I just got through watching “The Producers” - now that is an Oscar movie.
Well, when Hyper-Inflation hits the fan, they can always melt it down into gold.
I never watch their crap and have pretty much cut out renting movies as they are a waste of 2 hours.
I do hope Mickey Rourke wins because he loves his dogs, he took responsibility for screwing up his life (does anyone in Hollywood take responsibility for anything?) and everyone loves a comeback/redemption.
Particularly when that person is really honest about it. Rourke is certainly that. God bless him, hope he wins, but I don’t think I will be watching. Award shows are just not all that anymore. Too many of the “Stars” are complete jerk idiots, Ashley Judd for example. No thanks.
They wonder why DVD sales have tanked. I haven’t bought any new movies in a long time. They are garbage. The good stuff is in Walmart’s $5.00 rack.
If “Milk” wins best picture and Sean Penn best actor for that movie, we may well be lectured about how we aren’t celebrating homosexual diversity and same-sex marriage. Look for them to say Harvey Milk fought discrimination against gays, and that this struggle continues today with same-sex marriage.
I wonder how many people will sit through a 4 hour awards show, for movies people haven’t seen and haven’t heard of?
The statuette is that of a knight standing on a reel of film with his hands gripping a sword.
The most popular story about the name’s origin involves then Academy librarian and future executive director, Margaret Herrick. The story goes that Herrick, upon seeing the statuette sitting on a table exclaimed “it looks just like my Uncle Oscar!” The name stuck and it has been called by that name ever since.
Another common story involves actress and two-time Academy Award winner Bette Davis, who reportedly named it after her ex-husband, Harmon Oscar Nelson, Jr.
The statuette was designed by Cedric Gibbons, art director for MGM studios, and was sculpted by George Stanley.
Redundancy aside, it's an idol. An American idol. Think about that, from a Biblical perspective.
The last Academy Awards show I watched was emceed by Bob Hope.
Because they are emotionalists and do not rely on reason, they reject the absolutism of the metaphysically given and try to evade and rewrite reality. They make their living on trying to entertain others, and because they are dependent on others, they have to place the opinions of others above reality. No wonder that they are wrong about just about everything.
Do any men watch the oscars?
Rourke also seems to still be able to recognize the truth about the political scene at any rate.
Has anyone noticed that most men in Hollywood are pale and emaciated, metrosexual wusses, eating little but quiche and salad? I guess I just don’t get the fascination for the pale Brad Pitt or George Clooney either. They all look like they could use a couple of good meals and fewer vegetarian “delights”.
Slumdog Millionaire is a great movie and it will win Best Picture.
well, duh. A few years ago when Clooney won his oscar, in his acceptance speech he said “People say we are out of touch, and I’m proud of that!”
I became a huge fan ever since I saw The Pope of Greenwich Village, filmed in 1984 with co-star Eric Roberts. There are some 'BIG' names in the cast of that movie. Geraldine Paige, M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young.
Also, like him as the escaped ruthless criminal in Desperate Hours, with Anthony Hopkins and Mimi Rogers (yum!).
IMO, he should have played Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction....not Bruce Willis.
Thought, since he's a REAL boxer and thuggish by nature...and all that. LOL! Still fighting with my sons over that argument.
Anyway...hope I didn't bore you. ;^)
I did not watch but it appears Mickey did not win. I loathe hollywood and 99% of the people in the industry. Sean Penn as Milk as a lock as a backlash against Prop 8 in CA. No way Mickey was going to win. Mick screwed his life up but took resposibility plus he never said anything bad about Bush. I think he actually said some good things.
Mickey credited his dogs for saving his life and said he would trade any Oscar to get his dog Loki back. He is okay in my book.
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