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fern hill
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posted 05 March 2006 04:30 PM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post
So, you gonna watch? If I'm near a telly, I usually turn it on and surf around it. I have to mute the acceptance speeches a lot. They make me writhe in embarrassment.

But this year, I'm really curious to see how/what Jon Stewart does.

Sorta related story: Recently, I was indexing a text book on public speaking. In a section on the terrors of public speaking, the author gave examples of Oscar acceptance speeches to show that even usually poised people can make asses of themselves (not quite the way it was put). One of the examples was Sally Field's excruciating 'you like me, you really like me' turn. Normaly, an indexer's highlighter stops dead at a proper name, especially when there are quotation marks nearby. Shit, says I to self, no way am I indexing the flying fucking nun in a supposedly academic book. But there are more and more such quotes and I get squeamish. I email the editor and ask her what she thinks. Direct quotes, she says, gotta index.


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Well, academics write about odd things these days, don't they? Even academics can have a nose for the market.

So it's tonight, eh? Gee: I haven't had the telly on for at least three months. I wonder whether it still works.

But there is something iconic about that ritual.

When does it start? It is a strain for me to stay awake for the whole thing. The opening number is often fun, though - I often thought that Crystal was funny, doing a parody of the older "Oscar! Oscar!" number. Maybe someone will fall into the orchestra pit?


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I'll be watching, especially for Jon Stewart's opener. He won't disappoint, because if he does...(shakes fist).

I'd also like to see who gets the main awards, it's always interesting. Best leading actor should really go to Hoffman for "Capote", he was incredible. If not him, it should go to Joaquin Pheonix for "walk the Line" (He got Jonny Cash' facial expressions down so perfectly, i almost want him to win). Dude from "Good Night and Good Luck" was good, but there wasn't enough of him in the movie to really give him the Oscar. Sorry brokeback fans, but Heath Ledger just wasn't all that good. I personally didn't care much for his southern accent.


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As for Best Picture, I know everybody is going to be cheering for Brokeback. I really can't decide between 'Capote', 'Good Night and Good Luck', and 'Crash'. Crash kind of made me depressed, but I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
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posted 05 March 2006 06:29 PM      Profile for Accidental Altruist   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I've been planning to watch this year's Oscars since I saw Brokeback, Walk the Line and Capote. I do believe that Brokeback deserves lots of awards and am really excited about John Stewart too! I think Hoffman was excellent as Capote and Phoenix practically channeled the ghost of Johnny Cash but Ledger deserves to win.

Going over to my brother and sister in law's place because they have cable. :-)

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Jon Stewart was hilarious in his opening comments. George Clooney ("Syrianna") beat out Jake Gyllenhaal ("Brokeback Mountain") for Best Supporting Actor.
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Wow Jon Stewart is chastizing the Liberal crowd ...he he Jon has finally has gone over to the dark side ... as Heather Mallick said in the CBC GO radio interview when you have a mortgage to pay you suck up to those in authority ...

fer shame Jon Stewart ....


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posted 05 March 2006 09:12 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I didn't get that at all. I thought he was tongue-in-cheek, like he is every night on his show.
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He didn't want to be too self serving to the Liberal crowd because tv viewership for the Oscars has been slipping in recent years so it couldn't very well be a Liberal love fest.

I think he was a tad harsh myself but that's just me maybe.


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Wow Jon Stewart is chastizing the Liberal crowd ...he he Jon has finally has gone over to the dark side ...

In my view, Jon went "over to the dark side" eons ago. Like many faux progressive/liberal TV personalities, he gets cheap laughs making fun of the most knee-jerk right-wing personalities (the Tom Delays, Pat Robertsons, Cheneys, etc.). However, when it comes right down to it, he's a "status-quo" liberal...like Hillary Clinton or John Kerry. After all...he knows who is corporate sponsors are.


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Stewart's a comedian. He's being true to his art form. I think he's great.
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posted 05 March 2006 09:31 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Stewart is bombing with the Hollywood crowd, and was chastised by Clooney in his acceptance speech, for Stewart's calling Hollywood out of touch in his opening.

PM me for a guide to all the antecedents in the above sentence.

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Yeah George Clooney's acceptance speech was a direct response to Jon Stewart.
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I thought he was very funny. Classic Stewart sarcasm delivered in a dead pan fashion.
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Of course, no one mentions his unfunny comment "Ladies, Gentlemen, Felicity..." referring to Felicity Huffman's portrayal of a transwoman in Transamerica. I guess that's just in the name of "comedy." Or something.
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Stewart's a comedian. He's being true to his art form. I think he's great.

Oh Stewart's funny, no doubt about it. I only take issue with his "progressive" or "left" credentials. He's very much an "establishment liberal"..ie. he'll poke fun at the most reactionary bigots on the right like Falwell but he never brings up other issues like the military-industrial complex, multi-nationals or the right-ward drift of the Democrats. On his show, he often mocks anti-war protesters (calling them a "fringe" movement) and seems to delight in mocking Arab accents. As another poster (googly moogly) mentioned, he also makes comments about trans-gendered people.

I only raise this point because too many leftists seem to believe he's one of us. He's not. He's "left" the same way Hillary Clinton or Joe Lieberman are "left-wing".


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I think Clooney was being equally tongue-in-cheek humourish as Stewart was. I'm glad Ang Lee won Best Director for BM, he gave a good speech.
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So what's the run-down, now? Who got what? Have they done best pic, yet? (Not that I care, really, but I can't get the broadcast on my tee vee, and you guys are following it anyway, so.....)
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Jon Stewart has never made mention of himself using any adjective that is synonymous with the left, and I wouldn't expect him to. He regularly pokes fun at anyone on the right or left that deserves it. He makes his mark not in being a leftist, but in criticizing excess, deception, and incompetence in government. He spares neither Democrat, nor Republican from criticism. Plus, he is most defiantely the funniest person currently on television.
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posted 06 March 2006 12:48 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Best Pic: Crash. BBM got three artistic awards, I think, including Best Director.
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posted 06 March 2006 12:50 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Reese Witherspoon got Best Actress.
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"Plus, he is most defiantely the funniest person currently on television."

You're forgetting Bill O'Rotten...

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I'm glad Resse got Best Actress, if for no other reason than to give some credit to "Walk the Line," which was amazing. Jaoquin Pheonix should have been a very close second to Hoffman also.
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You're forgetting Bill O'Rotten...

I guess i find something funny about actually knowing that everything you say is a joke, which unfortunately is not true for O'Riley.


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Originally posted by JPG:

I guess i find something funny about actually knowing that everything you say is a joke...



Yup... that's right. Everything I say is a joke. That's me, all right.


ETA: What's a *joke* is that there are so many people glued to their teevee sets engrossed in the equivalent of a three-hour (four-hour?) advertisement called the Academy Awards. That's really funny.

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It might have been nice for a film with a "gay theme" like Brokebacvk Mountain to have won Best Picture. But I have to say that objectively, i think Crash was a better film. It deserved to win.
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Yup... that's right. Everything I say is a joke. That's me, all right.

???confused??? Am I missing something?


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It might have been nice for a film with a "gay theme" like Brokebacvk Mountain to have won Best Picture

Oh well, Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for playing a gay character. Good enough, I think.


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Yeah, but Truman Capote is not what I would call a gay role model. he was more of a stereotype of what kind of a person no one wants their child to be!
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THe point is he did it incredibly well.
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My point is that if more people see Brokeback Mopuntain it probably makes people come out feeling more gay positive. Seeing Capote is more likely to make viewers feel more homop[hobic because Truman Capote was such a grotesque human being!
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Fair enough, but i'm glad the gave it to the better performance.
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I agree with that.

That's why i'm glad Crash won Best POicture


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I guess I can't really argue with that, but I was kind of rooting for Capote in that department too.
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posted 06 March 2006 01:39 AM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
IMHO, Billy Crystal was the only one who managed to tread the line between respect and spoof, entertainment and relevance. His Catskills roots helped him achieve that delicate balance. Jon Stewart is a political satirist, not a performer in the same way as Crystal. He did okay, in a dignified yet 'this-is-so-not-my-scene kind' of way.

BTW, all the "ladies's" gowns were oh-so-tasteful in a bland, pastel way. Where is Cher when you need her?

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Chris Rock was good also, but he had golden material to work with, being right after the '04 election.
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posted 06 March 2006 01:47 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Big stars just don’t get Jon Stewart

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COMMENTARY
By Andy Dehnart
MSNBC contributor
Updated: 12:42 a.m. ET March 6, 2006

Judging by the Kodak Theatre audience's reception to Jon Stewart, he will find his place in Oscar hosting history alongside Chris Rock and David Letterman, both of whom were judged to be poor hosts, either for their celebrity-bashing jokes (Rock) or their immature antics (Letterman). Despite the fact that Stewart (like Rock and Letterman) did an admirable job, the audience didn't seem to like him.

Coming back from one break, Stewart pretended to be in mid-sentence. "And that is why I think Scientology is right, not just for this city, but for the country," he said, clearly mocking some stars' commitment to Scientology. Hollywood sat silent.

An admitted and unashamed progressive himself, Stewart later made fun of the film industry's perceived liberalness, telling viewers the Oscars are a chance to "see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic party." Our favorite stars barely chuckled.



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Originally posted by Stockholm:
It might have been nice for a film with a "gay theme" like Brokebacvk Mountain to have won Best Picture. But I have to say that objectively, i think Crash was a better film. It deserved to win.

Crash was trite and about as subtle as a sledgehemmer. But that's my subjective opinion. But OBJECTIVELY, Brokeback made more money, has more press coverage, received stronger critical reviews and won more pre-cursor awards.


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I'm offended that there's now a space in JimmyBrogan's name.
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posted 06 March 2006 02:45 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's something a mononomen like yourself could never understand.
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Originally posted by Stockholm:
It might have been nice for a film with a "gay theme" like Brokebacvk Mountain to have won Best Picture. But I have to say that objectively, i think Crash was a better film. It deserved to win.

Well, BBM still won two or three Oscars, so it didn't do bad. Ang Lee gave a good speech, could have gone longer, if there was time.


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The Oscars? Did they have that thing again this year?

Why would people tune in for that when they had the Westminster Kennel Club show on TSN? What the world really needs is less faux-humility and fake tears- filled acceptance speeches, and more adorable puppies!

With that out of the way, I did catch a few Oscars moments. One that summed up my feelings pretty well was where Stewart followed up the "social change" montage with a deadpan "...and none of those things were ever problems again." I think Hollywood greatly overestimates itself as an agent of social change, and the resulting annual back-patting is a little tough to swallow as a result.


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Quote: "An admitted and unashamed progressive himself, Stewart later made fun of the film industry's perceived liberalness, telling viewers the Oscars are a chance to "see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic party." Our favorite stars barely chuckled."

Hollywood is too full of itself, and too self-important to ever get humour like Jon Stewart's. I loved Stewart tonight, I wish there had been much more of him. I was pretty much disgusted with Hollywood tonight, although I though Clooney was funny, too. Ang Lee gave the best speech, in my opinion. Reese Witherspoon's speech was pretty good, too - she really surprised me. Philip Seymour Thomas' speech was the worse, as far as I'm concerned. I loved the bit where Stewart said something about the female nominees not having enough clothing to cover their breasts. I think he was suggesting a fundraiser to help them buy decent clothing - can't remember the full joke, but I remember laughing quite a bit when I heard it. Jon Stewart is too good for those Hollywood shitheads.


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posted by Jimmy Brogan: It's something a mononomen like yourself could never understand.
Watch it, you two-bit binomially challenged mick.

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Still up, deBeauxOs? (I just got up to get some water - my throat was parched - still have a bad cold). How's life in the 'sticks'?
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posted by Boom Boom: ... Hollywood is too full of itself, and too self-important to ever get humour like Jon Stewart's. I loved Stewart tonight, I wish there had been much more of him.
Where not those Oscar campaign pseudo-ads promoting this and that actor for an award typical of his humour? I thought that I recognized his touch in those. Stewart's type of wit is not that different from Billy Crystal, it is rooted in a similar vein but the thing is, Crystal is a member of the Hollywood club and Stewart is not.

BTW, Rachel Weisz' acceptance speech was also distinguished by its generosity and absence of film industry-fed egotism.

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Gee, I guess Canadian progressives and gays are just a lot more easygoing about the results tonight than our friends down south.

Already there are massive cries of homophobia from writers, critics and moviegoers:

http://tinyurl.com/q2qjv

Thank God I'm Canadian--our Oscars, the Genies, gave their Best Picture award to an explicitly gay-themed film (Lilies) back in 1996!!!

I'm not deluded--of course the Oscars are not based on quality; they are based on politics. That's why it was important for Brokeback to win Best Picture. And the fact that the most ostensibly liberal part of the United States turned its back (and not in a good way) on the film that was the undisputed frontrunner (no film in its position, with as many precurson awards under its belt, has ever lost Best Picture, EVER) just tells you how fucked up Americans are about gay issues.

Oscar-watchers and experts are calling this the biggest upset in Oscar history, and I agree. Brokeback was the clear frontrunner, and had this not been a gay love story it would have won Best Picture, no doubt in my mind.

Long live Canada. Despite the Tories being in power, I'm still damn proud to be Canadian.

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Already there are massive cries of homophobia from writers, critics and moviegoers



But... how could that beeee? Everyone assures us -- oh, just *everyone* -- that, as far as Brokeback Mountain goes, It's Not A Gay Movie, It's A Love Story™.

So, like, what's there to get homophobic about?



People are acting like it actually matters! I can scarce believe it!

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But Hollywood is so liberal!
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quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:

Yup... that's right. Everything I say is a joke. That's me, all right.

ETA: What's a *joke* is that there are so many people glued to their teevee sets engrossed in the equivalent of a three-hour (four-hour?) advertisement called the Academy Awards. That's really funny.

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Uh, Heph...something bothering you, bro?


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I was disappointed in Stewart. I don't expect him to be a lefty, but I do expect him to be funny. I got bored and turned it off.
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I watched about the first third, I figure.

My most favourite moment was Dolly Parton performing the first of the songs. She was ... fantastic! ... and the audience really came to life for that.

Old chicks rule!

I see now why people are impressed by George Clooney. Best dress goes to Charlize Theron, although Helena Bonham Carter had the guts to dress defiantly. Did Dame Judy ever get up to speak?

All those dresses with the eensy-teensy bra tops - I do not get that design.


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I only saw some of it, and thought Stewart was fine. Not Billy Crystal, not Johnny Carson, but better than Letterman, Rock and Goldberg.

As for best picture, the Academy has picked some mediocre films in its time. But in Crash, it has topped itself. Typical LA navel gazing film, which the LA navel gazers who vote love. Plus a rip-off of Grand Canyon, which came out about 10 years or so ago. I think reluctance to give the award to a gay-theme film certainly played a role.


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Oscar-watchers and experts are calling this the biggest upset in Oscar history, and I agree. Brokeback was the clear frontrunner, and had this not been a gay love story it would have won Best Picture, no doubt in my mind.

Oh please. If it had not been a gay love story, there would have been no reason for it to BE an Oscar contender. Therefore it wouldn't have won best picture.

I agree that politically, the movie probably had the most impact, and since Oscars are very political, that's a good reason to give it to Brokeback. But let's get real - if it hadn't been so groundbreaking with the gay love story theme, I doubt anyone would have considered it outstanding enough to even be a contender.

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Coming back from one break, Stewart pretended to be in mid-sentence. "And that is why I think Scientology is right, not just for this city, but for the country," he said, clearly mocking some stars' commitment to Scientology. Hollywood sat silent.

Ha! Well, considering that probably half the audience are members of the Flake Machine, no wonder! That's pretty funny. That probably went over much better with the television audience though.

I completely forgot it was on. I wanted to see it, just for Jon Stewart. Oh well.


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I didn't watch the Oscars but I have to agree with Josh. That film did deserve to win but I had no hope it would, even amongst so-called liberal Hollywood.

I am really glad Reese won. She's one of my favorite actresses and I think she deserves it. She's got class and style and grace and she just plain rocks.


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I watched the first hour but had to leave the house that has cable to go back to my own non-tv-friendly abode. School aged child n' all that.

I was a bit disappointed by the opening monologue but only because it wasn't as dynamic as I've come to expect. Some of Stewart's jokes fell flat. That was too bad. And as already mentioned, I didn't appreciate the transgendered joke either.

I did however, love the gay cowboy movie montage made from vintage footage. And Ben Stiller in the "green screen" unitard was pretty hilareous!

I would have liked to have seen Ang Lee's speech. I missed seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman accept his award too. I assume there were no one-armed push ups or unscripted smooches this year?


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As for best song let's see, Over the Rainbow, All the Way, Mona Lisa, Moon River, . . . . It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp. Yes, this must be the end times.

As for Ben Stiller, he did what he does best. Not be funny. And what was that thing on Charlize Theron's shoulder?

Oh well, all that matters is a new season of The Sopranos starts on Sunday.


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i liked robert altman's line when he accepted his honorary oscar:

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"I'm here, I think, under false pretenses. I have to get straight with you. Ten years ago, 11 years ago, I had a heart transplant, a total heart transplant. I got the heart, I think, of a young woman who was in her late 30s. So by that kind of calculation, you may be giving me this award too early, because I think I got about 40 years left on it, and I intend to use it."

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Originally posted by skdadl:
Best dress goes to Charlize Theron

With that huge oversize bow on the shoulder? I had that one picked as "most likely to be mocked by the Fug Girls"!

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the awards that "brokeback" has won ...
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Hee. Well, I like clothes as sculpture - I certainly prefer that effect to clothes as lingerie, which seems to be the more dominant meme these days.
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Ah - so McMurtry and Ossana won the screenplay (adapted) award? I'm glad to hear that, although I still haven't seen the movie. I really admire McMurtry - wonderful writer, and one of the few fine writers who seems to thrive on Hollywood instead of feeling destroyed by it.
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TMN is showing Crash, and I've seen it once, and probably will watch it when it comes on again, to look for the Oscar moments. I thought it was quite edgy in places, and really well done. I don't want to give away any details in case there's still folks who haven't seen it yet. I wonder if BBM will make it to TMN's programming? I've seen a half hour's worth of clips of BBM.
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Originally posted by skdadl:
Hee. Well, I like clothes as sculpture - I certainly prefer that effect to clothes as lingerie, which seems to be the more dominant meme these days.

This is totally unrelated to your post, and I apologise for that (probably I should change my nick to "thread drifter") but my last girlfriend in summers wore what I think was called a 'slip dress' and which I thought was very sexy. As far back as 1978 when I lived in a Toronto commune, two women in the commune wore jeans over a slip (is the correct word 'camisole'?) during really hot summer days. I thought that was gorgeous (for comparsion, *my* summer outfit for about 30+ years now has been old blue jeans, sandals, and the best white polo shirt I can afford, never buttoned).


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Originally posted by josh:
As for best song let's see, Over the Rainbow, All the Way, Mona Lisa, Moon River, . . . . It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp. Yes, this must be the end times.

Stewart had fun with this. I forget the name of the director he used, but he made a joke, something like this: "So far tonight, "It's Hard to Be a Pimp": one. ________ (insert director's name here): none". It was funny in context.


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Marty Scorcese.
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Oscar-watchers and experts are calling this the biggest upset in Oscar history, and I agree. Brokeback was the clear frontrunner, and had this not been a gay love story it would have won Best Picture, no doubt in my mind.


But according to all the publicity for the film, its NOT a gay love story! Its a universal love story!!

Seriously, where was the "love" in that film? 90% of the film was about the two main characters very grim heterosexual lives and we saw little of their love for each other beyond a few teenage rolls in the hay in the beginning.


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Originally posted by josh:
Marty Scorcese.

Thanks!


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It's something a mononomen like yourself could never understand.

I'm offended by your impure usage of a Geek/Latin hybrid. It should be either "uninomen" or "mononym."


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Originally posted by MandosI'm offended by your impure usage of a Geek/Latin hybrid. It should be either "uninomen" or "mononym."

Assuming you meant "Greek/Latin hybrid"... A possibly apocryphal story from the late 19C, when the word "homosexual" is coined.

Some Oxford dons are sitting around, discussing this. One is indignant. "Outrageous! It's half Greek and half Latin!"

Another says, thoughtfully: "Hmmm. You know, that sounds just about right."

... er, carry on. You can maybe tell, I didn't see the show.

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Stewart lobs gentle bombs at stars

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Next, one of the telecast's 22 cameras isolated Steven Spielberg as Stewart talked about the nominated Munich and the director's 1993 Schindler's List.

"I think I speak for all Jews when I say I can't wait to see what happens to us next," Stewart said, the deadpan quip triggering a huge laugh.

The political baiting was kept to a minimum during the monologue, save for a joke involving Bjork, the singer who famously wore a swan dress to the Oscars in 2001. Explaining her absence this year, Stewart said: "She was trying on her Oscar dress and Dick Cheney shot her."

The monologue encapsulated Stewart's performance on the night: clever, respectful, prudent, droll but, most of all, non-controversial. He didn't "knock it out of the park," as friend Steve Carell predicted. But he didn't strike out, either.

Here's the thing about last night: Jon Stewart didn't go for the jugular and, as a result, he didn't cut his own throat in Hollywood.


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Originally posted by Boom Boom:
I loved the bit where Stewart said something about the female nominees not having enough clothing to cover their breasts. I think he was suggesting a fundraiser to help them buy decent clothing - can't remember the full joke, but I remember laughing quite a bit when I heard it. Jon Stewart is too good for those Hollywood shitheads.

Actually, the joke was about online piracy. I think he was mocking the MPAA "consumer awareness" ads about how pirating movies eliminates jobs from hard working people like the grip, the stuntman etc. He invited any viewers that were considering movie piracy to take a look at the people they were stealing from -- the Hollywood audience with their million dollar jewellery and designer gowns. It was hilarious.


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Of the portions I saw, the highlight was the rambling conversation between Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, and the teleprompter.
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Och, kimmy: don't stop there! I didn't see that, but I'd love to know what they said.

Drat.


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Tomlin and Streep and then Altman after them were the only light in an otherwise excruciatingly dull show. All of the favourites won, except Crash, which I thought was a horrible movie. It seemed like every speech was about the amount of time they didn't have to make a speech. And John Stewart was very flat. Totally forgettable Oscars.
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Originally posted by ronb:
All of the favourites won, except Crash,
-snip-

Not sure I understand what you mean, but from TorStar:

"The win for Crash wasn’t completely unexpected, since the film had gained much momentum in recent weeks, despite having been released last May and coming behind Brokeback Mountain in the nominations count – six to Brokeback’s lead of eight."

"The nominations leader normally takes Best Picture, along with Best Director, and that part of tradition went according to plan. Crash tied with Brokeback Mountain, Memoirs of a Geisha and King Kong with three Oscars apiece, the most any film got."

ETA: re-reading my post, it occurs to me that I'm also not clear on what I meant. I meant that I thought Crash was one of the favourites all along, along with BBM, Kong, and Memoirs.

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Lest we become too provincial.

It's noted that the South African movie, Tsotsi, won in the Best Foreign category but I've not read, or perhaps missed, what films were nominated and wonder if Paradise Now, that concerns the Israel/Palestine conflict, made the list after pressure to have the film removed.

Perhaps, as a result of that effort, more will seek it out.

My interest was spurred by a current controversy regarding a book, in which Jewish and Palestinian children converse. Some contend that the book should be kept from young students - not for bad language but political content.


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Originally posted by skdadl:
Och, kimmy: don't stop there! I didn't see that, but I'd love to know what they said.

Drat.


I don't think I could possibly recap it, or even describe it... I'll try and find a better description.
Kansas City Star

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Altman, who received an honorary Oscar for his career, was introduced by Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep, both of whom he has directed. The two actresses praised the Altman directing style by mimicking it with overlapping dialogue and stream-of-consciousness rambling. Over the years, they said, Altman had “fired our neurons, opened our eyes and bloodied a few noses.”

News Observer

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Tomlin, Streep do Altman live

Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep, doing the intro for director Robert Altman's honorary Oscar, stepped all over each other's lines. It felt improvised, but in any case, it was a salute to the overlapping dialogue that is one of Altman's trademarks.

"To some moviegoers, it seemed like the popcorn they'd just been munching had turned into peyote buttons," Tomlin said.

The actresses play Rhonda and Yolanda Johnson in Altman's forthcoming adaptation of "A Prairie Home Companion," the latest of about 40 films in the career of the director behind "M*A*S*H," "The Player" and "Gosford Park."



(I saw "Short Cuts" and it was the longest 5 hours of my life. I only wish my popcorn had turned into peyote buttons. )


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In presenting Altman with his award, actors Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep pulled off the seemingly impossible task of mimicking the director's trademark overlapping dialogue. It was tricky stuff, and they pulled it off perfectly, but it made one wonder: Did the audience get the joke or just think Tomlin and Streep were acting nutty?

(...according to one observer, Hilary Swank was in the latter group:
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Hilary Swank (who, by the way, totally missed the Altman-esque dialogue in his intro - she clearly thought Streep and Tomlin were just really, really off)
...)
Streep and Tomlin themselves weren't sure whether the crowd "got it":
Oscar Insider
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Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep needed reassurance after their comedic performance, asking longtime Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch whether they were funny. Vilanch told them they were.

“Thank God I couldn’t see anything out there,” Streep said.



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Thanks, kimmy. I can well believe that some of the younger actors wouldn't get what Tomlin and Streep were doing, and that's a shame, but mainly I'm sorry I didn't stay up long enough to see that.

Oh, yes: it was amazing to see Lauren Bacall. She would be 82 now, or approaching. Well done.


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posted by skdadl: Hee. Well, I like clothes as sculpture - I certainly prefer that effect to clothes as lingerie, which seems to be the more dominant meme these days.
In that case, Naomi Watts' outfit wins in both categories: sculpture and undies. It appeared that she was wearing an artfully assembled collage of shredded cheesecloth and chiffon, perchance inspired by the boudoir frock that clings to her body as she romps in the jungle with her new-found animal companion, Kong?

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Wow. I can't believe Crash won. It's about racism like a Mack truck is about highway repair. Hey! Matt Dillon (whom I love) is racist but his father's sick! He's complex! Hey! Sandra Bullock is racist but sometimes black people are criminals! What do we do about that?! Hey! Ryan Phillipe hates racism but ends up shooting a black person! What a crazy problem! Mocking aside, I admire the effort, but the script lacked the subtlety required for a serious treatment of racism. I (legitamtely) found Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle to be far, far more nuanced and powerful than Crash.

And I don't agree with the sentiment that if you take the gayness out of Brokeback Mountain it's just a regular love story. Can you take the transgender out of TransAmerica? Can you take race out of A Raisin in the Sun? Yes, Brokeback is famous because it's a movie about homosexual cowboy, but that's precisely the point. You know, emotionally repressed and all that. It wasn't the best movie this year, but it was the best out of the group and should have won, no question.


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Tomlin and Streep were very funny, I thought. The show was better than last year, I think, and Stewart did a pretty good job.

But I mean, in giving Crash Best Picture they really proved their own irrelevancy more compellingly than ever. It's a horribly made film -- really one of the year's worst -- which tackles the subject of racism with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay movie. It also projects the misguided belief that racism in America always comes in the form of crude verbal slurs and loud, dramatic confrontations.


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I went to rottentomatoes.com to read some of the reviews about Crash - both pro and con - and this one line stood out from Bluntly speaking?:

"Crash is masterful film making. It is an emotionally a strong film - and a very important film. Its theme of the just-below-the-surface fears and misunderstandings - whether we are willing to admit it or not - show how we're all heading towards a "crash." That is unless we stop, listen and respect one another. Enjoy."


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You don't have to go to rottentomatoes to read this review. :

Superficial, self-indulgent and unoriginal (see Grand Canyon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101969/). A movie for LA navalgazers written by LA navalgazers.


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Different strokes for different folks? Some will like Crash, others won't. Big deal. The link I provided gave a reviewer's opinion of why the movie is important, that's all. I've seen a half hour's worth of clips of BBM, didn't see anything special about it other than the gay theme. I'll reseve further comments until I see the whole movie. Some have said they liked Jon Stewart hosting the Oscars, others don't. Again, big deal. I like babble because it's a big tent, to borrow a phrase.
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Colour banner across the top of today's Globe and Mail:

"Brokeback Mountain corrals Oscar"

(In other news, Dewey Defeats Truman!)

They obviously thought Brokeback was sure to win Best Picture; they had the banner and the cutesey graphic of the Oscar statuette with a cowboy hat and red scarf on all ready to roll, but when Crash won, they didn't have time to change it before press deadline!


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I liked 'Crash'. Yes it was LA racism on steriods but to be compelling you have to go a little over the top. It is like Jim Morrison in 'American Prayer', he asks "Is your life good enough to base a movie on?".

I have not seen 'Brokeback Mountain' yet. From the people I have talked to who have seen it have said that it is fairly average big-screen movie. The only thing that distinguishes 'Brokeback' is its topic matter.

So the question is: Does a movie deserve the Oscar because it is the topic du jour whether the film itself is excellent or not.

'Midnight Cowboy' was excellent film making with a lot of different things going for it. I think 'Midnight Cowboy' won because of all the pieces that together made it a great film not just the topic matter.


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I thought Jon Stewart was incredibly funny. Its the first time in years I have watched the Oscars and it was like a changing from the old to the new.Out with Charlton Heston and Jack Valenti and in with Its Hard being a Pimp.

Jon Stewart is his own man and he makes fun of everything and everyone..including himself. Self Importance in Jons world is a target for his wit and there aren't too many who do it better.

I give the Oscars a four stars out of five..and if I am close to a movie theatre I would probably make a point of seeing all them. A pleasant change from the last time I watched in which I didn't want to see any.

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I loved Jon Stewart, but I still miss Billy Crystal. I think those days are over. I wish there was a chance Stewart would be back next year, but I've read in a couple of places he likely won't be.
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The broadcast was boring.

Jon Stewart was neither funny nor political, so there was no point in his being there.

The event is supposed to be for the purpose of honouring the Academy's finest. So what do they do? Give each winner (or group of winners) about 40 seconds to list a bunch of names before they are drowned out by music and hustled off the stage. George Clooney wanted to say something significant, but in order to have the time do so he had to abandon any opportunity to thank a bunch of people. Some way to treat people you are honouring!

Some of the best Oscar moments in history have come when awardees were allowed the freedom to say what they wanted to say. When else do the fans get to see the stars speaking candidly? They're always being interviewed, and giving guarded, formulaic answers to questions. The fans deserve to see what these people really have to say.

And for god sakes, could they please get rid of the Best Song category? What a joke that is!


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 06 March 2006 06:31 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
i think that the best awards ceremony speeches involve saying nothing at all.

exhibit A: roberto benigni and his standing on chairs.

exhibit B: jack palance and his one-arm pushups.

exhibit C: david walliams (one half of BBC's little britain) was recently given an award, and he jumped up from his seat in the audience, shrieked, rushed to the stage, madly tee-hee-ing, grabbed his statuette, and immediately ran backstage.


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rockerbiff
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posted 06 March 2006 06:35 PM      Profile for rockerbiff   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
sorry I don't have cable...
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thwap
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posted 06 March 2006 07:42 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post
I haven't seen any of the Oscar movies, nominated or winners. In these tight budgetary times I restrict myself to those CGI blockbusters that will entertain me when I'm stoned out of my head.

That having been said, I'm glad that "Crash" won because I'm glad to see Matt Dillon be involved in a success. He's a fine actor who has made work choices based on integrity. This has helped him to make a dignified transition from teen hearthrob to respectable artist.

I only wish that I too had been able to accomplish such a feat.


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glacier76
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quote:
Oh please. If it had not been a gay love story, there would have been no reason for it to BE an Oscar contender. Therefore it wouldn't have won best picture.

So, I guess even Babble allows the heterolization of Brokeback to occur.

Yes, because a romantic drama involving straight couples have *never* won Best Picture Oscars.

I also think Crash would not be as compelling if the cast was all white. So, it must suck.

My second favourite response to Brokeback:

quote:
I have not seen 'Brokeback Mountain' yet. From the people I have talked to who have seen it have said that it is fairly average big-screen movie. The only thing that distinguishes 'Brokeback' is its topic matter.

So the question is: Does a movie deserve the Oscar because it is the topic du jour whether the film itself is excellent or not.


People who haven't seen it but have no doubt why folks may like it. Because people love the gays.

[ 07 March 2006: Message edited by: glacier76 ]


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 07 March 2006 06:09 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
the oscars voters just don't go for romantic dramas, hetero or not. look at the last 20 years. 1997-99 was an aberration.

quote:
2005 Million Dollar Baby
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 Chicago
2002 A Beautiful Mind
2001 Gladiator
2000 American Beauty
1999 Shakespeare in Love
1998 Titanic
1997 The English Patient
1996 Braveheart
1995 Forrest Gump
1994 Schindler's List
1993 Unforgiven
1992 The Silence of the Lambs
1991 Dances With Wolves
1990 Driving Miss Daisy
1989 Rain Man
1988 The Last Emperor
1987 Platoon
1986 Out of Africa

lots of weird things happen on oscar night. remains of the day, the colour purple, gangs of new york ...


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googlymoogly
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posted 07 March 2006 06:46 AM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I thought BBM was excellent. I must be TAINTED WITH THE GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I'll go sleep now.


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 07 March 2006 07:24 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
helpful tip: with the stain-fighting power of active oxygen, laundry boosters can get out tough stains like wine, fruit juice and taint of the gay.
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Crippled_Newsie
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My favorite moment was the shot of prim, little Judi Dench right after the performance of It's Hard Out There For a Pimp-- she looked utterly mystified, but gamely tried hide it while she applauded.
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MartinArendt
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posted 07 March 2006 02:56 PM      Profile for MartinArendt     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Crippled_Newsie:
My favorite moment was the shot of prim, little Judi Dench right after the performance of It's Hard Out There For a Pimp-- she looked utterly mystified, but gamely tried hide it while she applauded.

I love her!


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posted 07 March 2006 03:16 PM      Profile for Stereo Type     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Willowdale Wizard:
... fruit juice and taint of the gay.

too easy


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posted 07 March 2006 06:08 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Willowdale: So THAT'S what it is!!! I just need to do my LAUNDRY!
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Michelle
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posted 07 March 2006 07:27 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Long thread.
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