My Review of the Oscars

Light. Weightless. Ephemeral.

The best line of the night came from Billy Crystal:

“Enjoy yourselves, because nothing can take the sting of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.”

9 Responses to My Review of the Oscars

  1. donsands February 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I was bored, and watched just a tad. There really weren’t any great flicks nominated really. I remember when Chariots of Fire was nominated, and won, didn’t it?

    Thanks for the post, and quote from Billy. Great thought. I always think of Princes Bride when I see him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X90qKQAMh8A&feature=fvwrel

  2. Derek February 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I was pleased that a number of the films receiving a lot of nominations were pretty family friendly and had some pretty edifying messages. The Artist, Hugo, War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Tree of Life are some of the best and most redemptive movies Hollywood has put out in a long time.

    • yankeegospelgirl February 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      Actually I was going to say that too. Though _Tree of Life_ really didn’t have a truly Christian message to speak of. I’m glad I saw it and, and I enjoyed it for the occasionally brilliant moments where the acting/directing/cinematography all came together perfectly, but the end product was a film entirely too much in love with itself.

      However, _The Artist_ was great. I heart Jean Dujardin. *swoons*

      Of course… _Girl With the Dragon Tattoo_ sort of singlehandedly cancels all this out. Sigh.

      • Darius T February 29, 2012 at 11:13 am #

        Really, YGG? I thought Tree of Life had the most Christian message of any movie (besides something like Courageous) I’ve seen in a few years (and I see a lot of movies).

        • yankeegospelgirl February 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

          I should offer a disclaimer: I don’t really know WHAT the take-home message of _Tree of Life_ was supposed to be. But even though there was a lot of religious symbolism, talk about grace and forgiveness, and a lot of prayers to a vague blob of light in the sky which I assume was meant to represent God, nothing emerged that really presented Christ and the gospel in a clear way. IMO anyway.

          • Paul February 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

            I’m assuming then that no Christian message can be taken away from Narnia, either?

          • yankeegospelgirl March 1, 2012 at 9:17 am #

            Wow. That’s just… wow. Okay, I’m let someone else respond to that one.

  3. Paul February 28, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    “Light. Weightless. Ephemeral.”

    Are the Oscars supposed to be anything but?

  4. RN March 1, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Watching the Oscars, to me, is the equivelent of throwing a rotten fish into the Prov. 4:23 wellspring of life. Shallow, wordly, vain, and a waste of time.

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