Taken As Ballast
Senior HTF Member
- Apr 19, 1999
- Metro NYC
- Real Name
Yeah. None of that applies to this years telecast in my opinion.I thought I'd share a few lines from an article I read about the Oscars:
--The Academy should fold its tent and go back to making apple strudel or whatever they can do well. They're a disgrace.
--I wish there was an award you can believe in again. The Oscar has become a political gesture or a business gesture. It didn't used to be that way.
--It was an elephantine extravaganza, most of which would have closed in New Haven.
--It was one of the longest, dreariest Oscar presentations ever.
--How did such a lightweight picture win the top prize?
--Was the evening's shocking moment staged or a lame idea designed for attention?
--It was long. There was no theme, no pace, scant entertainment value, and a general lack of big name movie star presenters.
--Oscar proved he knows how to honor the movie makers, but still doesn't know how to stage an award show. Someday, hopefully, someone will turn up who knows how to put on a show worth watching.
Now for the revelation. The envelope please: That article was written in 1974 after the Oscars that year.