Re: [mythsoc] Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
- There, there, Carl. Don't have a fit of apoplexy.
Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
> 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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