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September 20, photo credit: You get one by winning a secret vote—like in a fraternity—and the only people who can vote are those who got the same award in the past and became members of an organization that was created in the s to bust the Hollywood unions. They made a big deal out of kicking Harvey Weinstein out of their club, but it would have made more sense to take away his Best Picture Oscar for Shakespeare in Love.
We knew it was crap at the time, but we thought it was good for business. Harvey Weinstein is no longer good for business, and neither is Shakespeare in Love, so we would recommend destroying your DVDs as we return this sacred Academy to its core values—giving as many awards as possible to the highest-grossing films.
The high priests at The Academy have been in a tizzy all summer because a nobody watched the Oscar ceremony this year, and b none of the top ten box-office movies of the year got any awards to speak of.
Instead, everyone had to stand around at the Vanity Fair after-party gushing about The Shape of Water—a goddamn monster movie! Who even watches this stuff? Where do you go to see these movies?
Then they could return to the office assured that the truly great movies would win every year. And The Greatest Show on Earth in And, oh yeah, Driving Miss Daisy in and Forrest Gump inmovies with so many comforting stereotypes about the South that they started offering barf bags at suburban malls in Hattiesburg.
And, almost forgot, Out of Africa, the movie that makes you happy to see Meryl Streep contract syphilis and Robert Redford dead in a plane crash, and Gandhi, the three-hour, minute epic that everyone loves to rewatch on football weekends.
The moguls were complaining. This is not what they said. What they said is that they were stunned and perplexed by a state of affairs in which the top ten highest-grossing movies of the year are hardly mentioned at all at awards time, and they wanted the wonderful people who work on those films to receive the recognition they deserve.
So let me take a stab at a possible explanation for this state of affairs. Seven of the top ten films were sequels: Justice League a sequel to Batman v. Dawn of Justice Pirates of the Caribbean: Ragnarok Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
Dead by Dawn was better than Evil Dead. The second Godfather movie was the best of the three. But I am saying that even the most hardcore cynical union member who managed the optical-effects work on Thor: But if people hesitate to vote for sequels—and they do—then there are still three other films to choose from.
Two of those films are remakes: It Beauty and the Beast Voting for It would require three levels of apostasy: And that leaves one movie from the top-grossing films of the year: It even had a female director!
So how many nominations did Wonder Woman get? Uh, that would be zero. Nobody got that memo, either. The technology used by Game of Thrones is the same technology used by Deadpool 2 is the same technology used by Teen Mom is the same technology used by Orange Is the New Black.
We live in an age in which all the best screenwriters have abandoned film for web series.Nov 12, · Well, I'd argue one of the few things the play does say about love (and sexual love, one of its key focusses) is that it is changable: it depends on the moment - .
Sep 16, · “More than half of the population of the United States is female. But women occupy only 2 percent of the managerial positions.” what was congresswoman chisholm's 5/5(1). I'm trying to memorize my French verbs and figure out how to apply them correctly.
To complicate things, my teacher talks in French 85% of the time, and I am a person who learns by hearing. What did Shakespeare want to say about his beloved in Sonnet 18?
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You can only upload files of type 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, or Status: Resolved. Sep 13, · This is not to say that one cannot enjoy Shakespeare without knowing the historical, legendary, or mythological background to the events in his plays.
Asimov is envisioning Shakespeare trying. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it! " " Misunderestimate," of course, was an invention of President George W. Bush, while " wee-wee'd up " belongs to President Obama.