Monday, February 25, 2008

There Is No Justice, Oscar Division

I don't pay a lot of attention to the Oscars. Most of the time I haven't seen all the nominees, and the Academy has a history of selecting stinkers as often as masterpieces (The Greatest Show on Earth over High Noon and The Quiet Man, anyone?). But I can't let this pass without comment:

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: "The Bourne Ultimatum, the lightning-paced thriller, won three statuettes, for editing, sound mixing and sound editing."

Excuse me? The movie wasn't successful on any level, but these are three categories in which it particularly sucked. The split-second editing ("lightning-paced" is code for "attention-span-of-a-gnat-with-ADD") heavily contributed to its overall incoherence, and the sound was at all times MIND-NUMBINGLY FUCKING LOUD.

Way to reward these guys for exactly the things they did wrong, Academy.

1 comment:

Sally said...

I saw it with you-- I remember how we had to keep jumping up to adjust the volume because it was going to wake up the sleeping toddler and the neighbors and possibly disrupt traffic on the neighboring highway...