Final Thought on The Oscars
If you’re going to celebrate the movies, does it really make sense to perform the celebration as staged theatre on television? If that’s what movie people really like, maybe they should put on more plays. It’s as if you were going to celebrate the Internet by writing a letter and reading it over the phone.
I say get rid of the theater. Have a parade. Let everyone wear all the nice gowns, and they can present some awards from the parade, but let filmmakers handle more of the presentation. Mini docs on the making of the films. Show some of the shorts. Where does the parade go? Maybe, if you want to plug the movies of 2009, they should all go see a bunch of different movies. “What are you going to see?” could be a more interesting question than “Who are you wearing?”
I am clearly right.