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My two cents

I just finished reading Catherynne M. Valente's blog about movies and the Oscars. It was rather...negative...in ways. Oh, she has points (she usually does), but it seems to me she's inclined to be a little negative about most things.

And earlier today Nick Mamatas's celebratory "I got nominated for a Stoker again" entry on his blog had very much a "take that, assholes" verve.

And well, I just got finished with film class, where after talking about Stagecoach, we talked about how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences goes about determining what films get nominated, and how the voting works, and who the Academy is.

But none of that matters, because I'm having one of those days when all I really want to say is, "Thank God for Hollywood!"


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Feb. 28th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm frankly amazed by the amount of time and energy writers have given to snarking about dresses, etc., at the Oscars. People, it's not important stuff! It's "entertainment." It's fashion. It's silliness that deserves a quick look and then move along. Jeez.

People just like to hear themselves talk. . . AND demand an audience while doing it. (Which is one reason I don't tweet. I don't think anyone, even my best friend, gives one damn to know "I'm having a wonderful bowel movement right now. Wish you were here!"

Mar. 1st, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Snarking about what others are wearing seems to be a human compulsion, be it garb or couture, but since blogging has replaced *real journalism* this is what we get..

Loved the montage BTW, but IMHO they missed the swawshbucklers...where's the love for the swashbucklers? Flynn? Fairbanks, anyone? Buehler?

Mar. 1st, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
In her defense, Catheryenn's wasn't about the clothing so much as the artificiality of behavior and a general Hollywood rant.

You know, I looked at a lot of the montages, trying to pick one, and there really wasn't one with swash and buckle. I wonder why?

Edited at 2011-03-01 11:52 am (UTC)
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