Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

Advantages of going to a virtual Oscar party over a real one:

Big surprise: The theme from An Inconvenient Truth winning instead of any of the songs from Dreamgirls. Okay, Best Docu, I can see, but the song wasn't that hot as a song.

Etheridge, accepting award: "We're going to be the Greatest Generation and save the earth!"

My Husband: "No, you're the generation that screwed the Negroes."

And I hadn't been aware that Katrina was caused by global warming--bad levies and incompetent government officials had been my understanding. Go know. But apparently, the argument's been around for a an argument, between the usual suspects. (The Usual Suspects is also a good movie.)

So, probably some (inconvenient) truth to the argument, but the Al Gore Love Fest was this year's Smug Alert!

Other Observations: Vintage Babes are "in" this year; eg. Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton.

Interesting Fact about Helen Mirren: Her real name is Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov. I did not know that.

I want to see Iraq in Fragments. The movie, that is. Also West Bank Story. And I've been told Pan's Lab-I-Can't-Spell-It is great. And I'm a Tom Perrotta fan, so I want to see Little Children, even though every time I hear the title I start singing the song by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.

In fact, I want to see all the nominated movies, because, as is my custom for the past decade, I haven't seen any of them!

I love "The Usual Suspects." No matter how many times I see it I get chills at the end.

I also love "Go know." First time I ever heard that variation on "Go figure." Sounds New York to me. Music to my ears.
You know what? I've actually never seen the entire "The Usual Suspects," but Jim's seen it half a dozen times, so maybe I should start catching up.
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