Senior HTF Member
- Jun 30, 1999
Congrats to both of us!
Originally Posted by Adam Lenhardt
I still detest the decision in recent years to have a famous performer sing over the In Memorium slideshow. It should be about the deceased, not Celine Dion. I also don't like the implication that Lena Horne's death was more important than everyone else combined.
I do applaud the decision to not use the audience audio over the slideshow, however. It always seemed in poor taste to see the audience rate the dead with their applause.
http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/oscars-in-memoriam-didnt-mention/So who was this year's Brad Renfro, Farrah Fawcett, and Bea Arthur? Forgotten dead Hollywood types included Corey Haim, who died last March at age 38 of a drug overdose. Maria Schneider, from 1972's Last Tango In Paris who died of cancer this month. Monica Johnson, co-writer of the Albert Brooks films Real Life, Modern Romance, Lost in America, The Muse, and Mother. Lisa Blount, who not only was an Academy nominee for An Officer And Gentleman but also a winner as producer of the Best Short Film in 2002. More coming in...
Originally Posted by Michael Elliott
This was the first time since 1991 (the first year I watched) where I skipped the show.
Originally Posted by Eric Peterson
There is one pivotal scene with a bunch of cursing. I've seen far dirtier films that get a PG-13 rating to start with.
Originally Posted by Hanson Yoo Unfortunately, it was not. Probably the worst I can remember.
Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
The highlight of the night? Billy Crystal. That auditorium
came alive when he entered. Has he refused to return to
host the Oscars or has he not been asked? There hasn't
been a good Oscars night since he left.