Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Topic Of The Day: Silver Lining To Be Found From This Year's Oscar Wins

Hello, Bloggers, even though we are already past this year's Oscars, I figured I'd still discuss the biggest silver lining that can be found from the big winners. Here we go:

  With Birdman, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Whiplash being the big winners, with the first two earning 4 and the latter earning 3, it proved to be a great year at the big show for cinema. What I mean by cinema is films that are built more on precision from every angle of filmmaking. While film is considered an art form, films that fall under the label of cinema delve into the artistey of filmmaking. So, we got to see precision triumph over prestige and sentiment. It has typically been the other way around with BP wins like Dances With Wolves over Goodfellas, The English Patient over Fargo, Rocky over Taxi Driver, The King's Speech over The Social Network, Inception, and Black Swan, etc. So, it was a breath of fresh air to see them break the mold by seeing Birdman win over more traditional awards movies. Even though the more traditional films still didn't go home empty-handed, think of their wins as one goal scored during a hockey game to prevent the winning teams from having a shutout.

   But, by honoring more cinematic achievements, it leaves me hopeful that the Academy will eventually do what they are truly meant to: honor films about the artistry of filmmaking rather than those that intend to win awards. Of course, the likes of Locke, Starred Up, Stranger By The Lake, Place Beyond The Pines, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Shame, Let The Right One In, and Dogville probably still won't have a fighting chance. But as long as the studio films deal with the artistry of filmmaking and as long as an indie like Boyhood or Whiplash can sneak in, then I'm all for it.

  So that is what I feel os the biggest silver lining to come from this year's biggest Oscar winners. If you agree or disagree, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!