Skip to comments.And the Oscar for most depressing . . .
Posted on 02/25/2008 12:20:00 PM PST by Caleb1411
I'm didn't watch the Oscars. Normally I do. But I've spent enough time and money on the most depressing, dark and disturbed lineup of movies I ever can remember. I don't need to see them get rewarded.
Am I the only one who remembers when they actually gave Oscars to movies that had happy endings? There's not one happy ending in this lot unless you consider an unplanned teenage pregnancy resulting in someone else's adoption a happy ending. That's the big payoff in "Juno."
Otherwise, you have "There Will Be Blood," in which a tyrannical oil baron destroys everyone and everything around him; "No Country For Old Men," in which a serial killer destroys everything and everyone around him; "Michael Clayton," in which greed gets nearly everyone killed; and "Atonement," in which a false accusation ruins the lives of all involved.
Um. Remind me again.
Why do we go to the movies?
THERE'S NO DEBATE HERE
Now, I'm not a Pollyanna. I enjoy films. I collect them. And I understand that not every story ends with music swirling and heroes walking off into a sunset.
But lately there's this sense that unless a movie is dark, violent and hopeless, it can't be "real." It can't be "art." It can't truly "matter." I put these words in quotes because it feels as if critics and awards committees define things that way.
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Art is dead.
It had no business being up for an Oscar.
Say it ain't so!
I thought Art Bell was just retired and living in Thailand.
I thought No Country for Old Men was a very good movie. But then I love all of the Cohen Brothers movies, starting with the first one I saw: Blood Simple.
Anyone remember that old one?
What I notice are the message movies. The oil barron. Wow, that was a stretch. Greed? Oh those pescky republicans need to be taken down a notch. You know damned well that’s what they producers were thinking.
I’m sick of this anti-American swill, and I’m tired of the globalist nonsense that sees foreign actors and actresses all the rage today in our effort to force multi-culturalism all the way down the digestive tract of U. S. Citizens.
I love people of all races, nationalities and places on the planet. Is it okay if I love my own race too? Evidently not. Nah, don’t root for one of those people. Ewwwwwwwwwwww...
Ever since “Midnight Cowboy” swept the Oscars forty years ago it has to be dark and depressing to be “authentic.”
Nowadays, if it isn’t dark/violent/sexed up, it’s automatically considered “family fare” and presumably beneath serious attention.
Mitch is a whiner.
Some ideas aren’t all Disney-fodder and aren’t meant “for the whole family”.
Get over it, Mitch.
They just gave it to Clooney becuz he’d gnaw the zits off Obama’s backside out of Love.
And the Oscar for most depressing
And who cares. The acting is poor, and without conviction. I wish we had the old actors and actresses back. John Wayne, Charles Bronson, Etc. they made it come real
I watched about 30 seconds of the pre-hype then went to the NASCAR races. The Rain break was better than the Oscars ever were.
It seems in the original 1927 Upton Sinclair novel: “Oil!” the Daniel-Day Lewis character was the hero rather than villain. The small, independent oilman struggling to make a living in the shadow of the Rockefellers, et al.
The same Cohen brothers who produced Raising Arizona and Fargo?
Michael Clayton” was a dull, TV-quality film.
It had no business being up for an Oscar.”
Except that George Clooney was in it so it automatically gets nominated.
Of course the hypocasy is lost on these people. Bill Gates, Steve Job’s et.al. Democrats and rich, just like many corporate CEO’s.
The current wave has been the” brilliant” Chinese actors who do a very bad impression of Snake Pliskin or Tony Curtis in drag. Its all to prepare us for our new overlords.
Ever since “Beerfest” was not even nominated for an award, I knew the Oscars was fixed.
I have boycotted ever since.
And thus the individual is now the villain.
I don’t watch negative, depressing movies. I have my own problems in my own life, and I tend to deal with them rather nicely, thank you. So, I sure as hell don’t need to hear about someone else screwing up everything around them. Geesh, I hate Hollywierd. Movies are a “slice of life.”
Hollywood used to try to give us uplifting, positive slices of life that helped us cope or briefly escape — either of which is acceptable. Now, the leftwing movie moguls and their airheaded “stars” insist upon foisting the most negatives slices of life they can find on us — and telling us that’s all there is.
My idea of a happy ending now would be for everyone in Hollywierd — with the possible exception of Arnold the Pig — to drop dead.
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