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Friday, February 23, 2007

On Ignoring the Oscars

People keep asking me what I think of the Oscar nominated films. I usually decline to comment because:

1) I haven't seen them all, and won't see some of them until they are free on TV.

2) The whole thing is a crock. I'm with Stanley Kauffman on this. He writes:

I simply can't take seriously an affair that is presented as an artistic evaluation of the past year but is principally a commercial enterprise which deliberately disregards films, however good, that are not exploitable. Besides, who are the judges who make the selections? And who are the voters other than every Tom, Dick and Harriet who happens to have a job in the movie business?
Read his comments here.

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