Originally posted by Eladar
I remember as a kid the Oscars was an important night.
Does anyone think the Oscars are important today? I certainly do not.
But then... we had intersting movies to get excited about.
Jaws... Star Wars... Indiana Jones
Now we have what? Seriously, what?
It must be a blue moon out or something. I agree with you.
I used to watch the Oscars every year (and in Europe that means getting up very early).
I never watch any award shows anymore. Not even the BAFTAS.
I actually remember the Oscars which started the disillusionment: the one where Forrest Gump beat Pulp Fiction for best movie.
Over the years I've stopped watching talk shows; I just find most actors boring or they're just pushing the rubbish they're in (unlike the classic interview with Dustin Hoffman who went on a tirade about having to get ip at night to pee).
It's all so blatantly product placement. Ugh.
I generally go to the cinema once a week. And I can safely say the last 5 years have seen the quality of the films free fall.
No country for old men, the grand Budapest hotel... a few highlights in sacks full of crap.
I do have a theory about it.
I think TV series' have become ever more better the last decade. Especially with channels which allow swearing and a more realistic approach to acting.
Their budgets have sky-rocketted and you can tell a better story in 10 hours than in 2,5. You can take more time to build things up and explore sub-plots.