Monday, March 06, 2006

"CRASH" and burn the academy!

Paul Haggis's 'Crash' just landed with an Oscar in Best Motion Picture Category 2006. What a shame! It seems like the academy is on a world-peace mission and working towards total empowerment of the 'poor souls' marred by n-problems of the world.

C'mon man, this movie moves you but not to an extent that one moves the golden guy itself, towards it!

The scenes of the little girl being shot (or 'not' shot) and the dying woman's helplessness to accept the help of a policeman who humiliated her, the other night...leave an impact but so does the gay men's moral & physical 'in a fix' situations in Brokeback Mountain and don't u forget munich, transamerica...

Did I say the oscar should have gone to one of the others? Naah...what I am saying is that the very nominations are misjudged. They touch a sensitive issue and try to wrap a story around it....wht was thr in CRASH, a story? r u kidding me? hundreds of stories were running in it with little or no connection (it was evident everything is being 'forced' to fit in rather than showing as if they were pieces of a single jigsaw puzzle...some would argue that 'RACISM' was the puzzle....then wait till we see a movie about people going abt their daily chores, and the connection::: they live in the same world, how very exciting!!)

Why bluff people into watching these movies, that neither are high quality documentaries nor high on entertainment value! ...and the Academy, well what can one say...what type of Alphas and the Omegas are sitting thr, I do not know, but who either think people are too foolish or they have hearts of wax that melt easily to such deliberate attempts to get mileage out of such serious issues as Racism, Homo+Trans sexuality, etc.

Rise, CRASH and burn the academy!
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godzilla said...

i think tht 'Brokeback mountain 'and not 'Crash' should have won the honours of the best motion picture 2006.
'Crash' make into picture only few weeks ago frm the awards when some newpapers reported it to be the "Alpha and Omega's"(hope u dont mind me quotin u) favorite.
only so as it abt a city(los angeles) them belong to and relate to(tht truly sucks).
oscars is meant to be abt globalization and not 'americanisation'.
such conservative and non-controversial approach should be dumped.

on ur ideology i would like to say tht its quite predictable ,but oscars hav always been tht way and honorin the moral and art works(nothin surprisin stuff)!!
so y expect them to change thr r many other awards for the other stuff(i mean the type of movies u prefer "the not so much messege givin kind")

i would like to quote wht george clooney said on the oscar nite:
' I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theatres. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch. And I thank you so much for this.'

and some by Paul Haggis(winner of Best Original Screenplay Crash)
' Bertolt Brecht said that art is not a mirror, but it is a hammer -- not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer in which to shape it.'
oscars doesnt mean tht its the best cracker of the year or a must watch.many of the oscars winner movies do gud business after they have won the awards!!!

pag floyd said...

...though i am in partial agreement to whatever u have said but anyway thanks for sharing your point of view!