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Academy Awards declared, what your opinion?





akshar
Academy awards have always been a reference of standard. Just take a look at the Academy award winning movies in past so many years and you will notice that most of them were masterpieces. Movies like Titanic were not just GOOD but highly entertaining.

But in last few years looking at the Best movies list. I find that the movies have less of entertainment, subject matter wise they are certainly great.

Is it a symbol that we as movie viewers are getting mature or is it that we dont see movies like titanic in present time being made often?
sandmanxyz
I totally agree with you. Now that the Oscars have finished I have to say that the one to Javier Bardem is at least well deserved.
MaxStirner
akshar wrote:
Academy awards have always been a reference of standard. Just take a look at the Academy award winning movies in past so many years and you will notice that most of them were masterpieces. Movies like Titanic were not just GOOD but highly entertaining.

But in last few years looking at the Best movies list. I find that the movies have less of entertainment, subject matter wise they are certainly great.

Is it a symbol that we as movie viewers are getting mature or is it that we dont see movies like titanic in present time being made often?


In the balancing act between commercially successful films (pushed by studios) and those of artistic value, the Oscars have always leaned towards the former, though without succumbing completely to commercialism. The Golden Globes always tended to lean a bit towards the opposite direction. Although, on a very personal subjective note, Titanic was in my opinion one of the worst choices in the last decades (and whining Ms. Dion would do good in not crossing my path in a dark alleyway), I generally have no major quarrels with selected nominees and winners. In my opinion, general acceptance (meaning at least moderate commercial success) of a film is a legitimate part of judging a movie's value since, although film is certainly an art-form, it is art that by definition necessitates a minimum number of viewers in order to be successful. A painter or sculptor can spend his or her whole life practicing the art without public recognition, a filmmaker cannot.
Indyan
No Country for old men's good showing was pretty much expected as it is a phenomenal film.
pudovkin
I believe Oscar IS a reference, but never for a standard.
I don't even believe a standard for filmmaking exists or should exist. Very Happy
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