Monday, March 06, 2006

Burn Hollywood, Burn

Simulated life in trauma
Fourth reich culture

Last night's self-gratifying Academy Awards/Hollywood masturbation session finally had someone to take some of the air out of the self-important windbags that control so much of what we see...
Later in the ceremony, Samuel L. Jackson introduced an equally self-congratulatory ode to the movie industry's willingness to take on progressive themes. Set to swelling music, the montage included clips from "The Grapes of Wrath," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "All the President's Men," "Network," "Norma Rae," and "Philadelphia." [Jon] Stewart's light touch saved the moment. When the camera returned to him, he deadpanned: "And none of those issues were ever a problem again."


The next blowhard presenter (don't know his name off hand) then began a long rant about how art isn't "a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer to shape it", completely reinforcing two things:
1) Hollywood is humourless.
2) The industry is completely enveloped in it's own self-important bubble.

Thank you, Jon. Stewart even had Tom Hanks swearing under his breath at him during the ceremony...

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