Monday, February 26, 2007

The Worst Oscars (and some of the worth)

OK, even though I'm incredibly happy for Martin Scorses, I have to say, THIS YEAR"S OSCARS SUCKED. SUCKED BIG TIME.
It was long, it was boring, Ellen was BAD.

Here's what was worth saving:
- The last 15 minutes with wins for Martin Scorsese and the Departed, presented by Steven Spielberg and FF Coppolla, two of my idols (let's forget the bearded jerk in the middle. Yeah Lucas it's you).

- Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson singing.
- The KCates (Winslet and Blanchette), georgous as usual.
-Mad props to Forest Whitaker, best actor of the last 10 years, who didn't choke up on stage, for once.
- The crew I watched it with. Special cacededi Sarah & Alex (sorry, you readers obviously don't care).

And especially, the dance troup forming shapes behind that white screen. Wow. My favorite was for The Departed, with the gun shot. Part of the stuff you can't believe even when you see it.

Here's a screenshot from David Spade's Showbiz Show blog:
http://www.theshowbizshow.com/index.jhtml?c=tl&o=51




The Worst:
- Celine Dion singing some random stuff between legends Clint Eastwood and Ennio Moriccone.
- Ellen. Sorry girl, just not funny. And way too stressed out. I actually believe she could be much better if she tried again next year.
- My god, so much more I can't say. Not a star during the first 2 hours, the worst start (no supporting actor and the technical stuff in the first segment?), too many boring montages (the screenplay was my favorite one).
- No interesting dead people. We've heard too much about Altman, Philippe Noiret should'a been the star. Wait for Pete O'Toole to be featured there sometimes soon. And to win the Applaude-o-meter contest for his greatest achievement: seating throught this 4-hour boring as hell telecast. Crossing the desert is nothing in comparison.

FINALLY, LET'S REMIND EVERYONE "THE FOUNTAIN" WAS ROBBED. HUGH JACKMAN AN EASY NOMINEE, CLINT MANSELL WITH THE BEST SOUNDTRACK I'VE EVER HEARD. AND OF COURSE, BEST PIC AND BEST DIRECTOR: DARREN ARONOFSKY.

And that's it. Go see "the departed", "the last king of scotland", "notes on a scandal" the best films featured tonight.

See you soon, and vive le cinema.

3 comments:

joseph said...

I don't undersand why a remake deserve the oscar for best movie and best director.
It just deserves one for best copy.

Ben said...

Totally disagree. A film is made of directing, acting, editing, special FX, make up, costumes, etc, etc. All of this was brand new in "The Departed". As for the script, it was totally renovated, with a new background, country, and lots of other changes.
Seriously, this is a new film, what you're saying could be applied to so many films. Yes, the basic idea was in "Infernal Affairs", but you could argue that Titanic was inspired by survivor's testimonial.

I would agree with you if, say, Taxi had won - where the entire movie was remade shot by shot, but this is so different. "The departed" is such an american movie, with the imprint of Scorsese all over it.

joseph said...

See your point, but I prefered the original one. As I know you haven't seen IA and I can tell you that both movie are similar. Not shot by shot but certain scene seems just to be copy.


Anyway we should also have a look on Oscartorrents http://oscartorrents.com
and sorry The Fountain didn't win any awards.