Re: [mythsoc] Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
- Tolkien would be utterly appalled, but not at all surprised, by the
M*vie and its reception by the Powers That Be in Hollywood.
I was fully prepared for the M*vie to win Best Picture, Best Director,
etc. (the dollars being what they are), but that this unmitigated
bastardization of Tolkien's story would take "Best Adapted Screenplay"
shows what an utter farce this category in particular, and the Oscars
in general, has become.
Ick. Blech. Ptui.
- THe other songs in the category were not anywhere near as well known as Into
the West. I personally liked the song well enough, but The Oscars have done
this in the past, I mean picking a song ahead of time. I remember people
saying when the film came out that it was a contender for best song, I don't
recall that being said for any of the other nomines, just like with Chicago
From: Berni Phillips [mailto:bernip@...]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
What I found amazing was that it won best song -- it was the most boring,
forgettable, poorly performed song. There's no way it deserved best song!
Allison Krauss was great with the two songs from "Cold Mountain" and I
really like the snappy tune from the animated short, "Triplets from
Belleville." It was cute to see Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara be
& Mickey" from "A Mighty Wind" again, but that wasn't such a good song
either, I thought -- although it was still better than "Into the West"!
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