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Interesting article on the "corrupt" critics awards and the fuss over Oscar

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"What on earth is going on?

First off, critics are wrestling with their waning relevance, especially when it comes to the Oscars."


The Envelope L.A. Times link
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Interesting, yes. I'm sure he wanted to say a lot about Tom O'Neill, too.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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The joke's on him a bit though, since he says "waning relevance" implying that they ever had any over the Academy.

They never have. Their inharmonious choices speak for themselves, some of them going back over half a century. When exactly did he think they ever influenced the Oscars?

Broadway? Sure! The NY Times used to be able to close a show with a bad review. Critics (even joining forces in unison) have never had that kind of hold over Hollywood.
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Updated On: 12/19/07 at 12:18 PM
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great article.

Of course I have to mention that this writer mentioned Sweeney as a shoo in for a best pic nom.
....but the world goes 'round