Tuesday, February 21, 2006

It's a beautiful night for Oscar, Oscar, Oscar (with Olympics thoughts thrown in)

I had planned on doing a lot more with the Oscars as they drew closer, but Kris Tapley is doing all of the things I thought I might do (revisiting many of the films, predicting the categories, etc.) and then some. Plus, if you've always wondered just what the difference was between sound design and sound editing, the good mssr. has the answer for you. Check it out!

Meanwhile, Nathaniel Rogers of The Film Experience has gathered some of the Web's foremost filmheads to talk Oscar, and the results are funny and fascinating. I recommend you check out the Oscar symposium post-haste!

Finally, now that Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya are facing off for the gold in women's figure skating Thursday night, it's like old times. We finally can cheer against the Russians again. Feels good, doesn't it?

I'm certainly not the first to suggest it, but the end of the Cold War also probably meant the temporary boringness of the Olympics. Until al Qaeda fields a team or China catches up to the U.S. economically or militarily, we're not going to have the sort of good vs. evil battle that so highlighted the Olympic Games of my childhood.

*sigh*

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