O dia se espatifa: Ainda o Oscar

quarta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2007

Ainda o Oscar

Este ano fez 20 anos que vejo a cerimônia do Oscar quase que como uma religião. Eu lembro até hoje de "cenas" das cerimônias daquela época, quando o meu disco rígido ainda tinha tanto espaço para informações do gênero.

Pois for por me fazer lembrar tanto daqueles anos da adolescência gravando e revendo as cerimônias e vendo todos os filmes obsessivamente – eu parei de fazer isso, infelizmente – que eu curti tanto esta lista do blog "Stuck in the 80's".
Nominees: Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Ordinary People, Raging Bull, Tess.
Does anyone actually own: Tess.
Winner: Ordinary People.
Should have been: Raging Bull. Of all the baffling choices in the 80s, picking Ordinary People over Raging Bull ranks at the top.

Nominees: Atlantic City, Chariots of Fire, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Reds.
Does anyone actually own: Atlantic City.
Winner: Chariots of Fire.
Should have been: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Tougher call, because I actually own Chariots of Fire and still enjoy it (whereas I never bought Raiders -- I mean, why? It's on TV every other week anyway).

Nominees: E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial, Gandhi, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict.
Does anyone actually own: Missing.
Winner: Gandhi.
Should have been: Gandhi. OK, I know people are going to howl at that, but I can't still can't stand to sit through more than 3 minutes of E.T. without flipping the channel. I'd go as far as to say E.T. would rank behind both Gandhi and Tootsie on my list. Maybe even Missing – and I never saw that one either.

Nominees: The Big Chill, The Dresser, The Right Stuff, Tender Mercies, Terms of Endearment.
Does anyone actually own: The Dresser.
Winner: Terms of Endearment.
Should have been: The Right Stuff. Sure, Terms of Endearment is an icon of the 80s, but The Right Stuff is an icon of the 20th century.

Nominees: Amadeus, The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, A Soldier's Story.
Does anyone actually own: A Passage to India.
Winner: Amadeus.
Should have been: Amadeus. Not to take anything away from Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham, but this was probably the weakest year of movies in the 80s.

Nominees: The Color Purple, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Out of Africa, Prizzi's Honor, Witness.
Does anyone actually own: Prizzi's Honor.
Winner: Out of Africa.
Should have been: The Color Purple. Spielberg just couldn't win at this point in his career. (He has to wait until 1994's Schindler's List.)

Nominees: Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission, Platoon, A Room with a View.
Does anyone actually own: The Mission.
Winner: Platoon.
Should have been: Platoon, with Hannah and Her Sisters a VERY close second.

Nominees: Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, The Last Emperor, Moonstruck.
Does anyone actually own: The Last Emperor.
Winner: The Last Emperor.
Should have been: Broadcast News. This was the first and only year where I saw every nominee in the theaters before the Oscars. And the last.

Nominees: The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, Rain Man, Working Girl.
Does anyone actually own: Mississippi Burning.
Winner: Rain Man.
Should have been: Rain Man. I think it was the "K-Mart sucks" line that clinched it for Rain Man. (By the way, I love Working Girl, but Oscar-worthy? Not quite.)

Nominees: Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poet's Society, Driving Miss Daisy, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot.
Does anyone actually own: My Left Foot.
Winner: Driving Miss Daisy.
Should have been: Field of Dreams or Dead Poet's Society -- two of the best movies of the 80s and they lose to a movie about a chauffeur and Dan Aykroyd's painful Georgian accent. (Final scene of Dead Poet's Society)

3 comentários:

  1. eu completei 30 anos vendo essa idiotice... nao me curo, eh um caso perdido! :-))) bjos,

  2. Thanks for writing about my blog - Stuck in the 80s.

  3. achei tão longa a cerimonia