Saturday, 13 March 2010

Oscar the Farce



The Academy Awards are total bull$@%&. As an accolade, its function is to give the okay to bourgeois audiences to do some chin-stroking rumination with one hand, while they dig for dollars in the wallet with the other. It has nothing to do with the reality of global cinema, but rather the incestuous world of Hollywood boys’ club ego-fluffing and the perpetuation of its own delusions of grandeur – and, ordinarily, I couldn’t give a rat’s ass which person takes home which Golden Phallus. Even a cursory glance at the anatomy of the awards reveals quite clearly how The Oscars is tied up with dodgy American imperialist, WASP-ish values. So to win an Oscar is something of a dubious pat on the back when you ask yourself who’s doing the patting and why...

*Cut* And that's Wrap(!) because the rest goes on to give a nice-ish, PR, liberalist review of The Hurt Locker and that's not my point here.

Article by Sarah Dawson on www.mahala.co.za

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey you, phat blog. Thanks for the link on FB.

"chin-stroking rumination" Lol, true, the academy rubberstamps all the blockbusters but serious films and actors don't get awarded.

ST

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