Hollywood is like McDonald’s, cheap and fast. I not longer trust them to cater for my spiritual needs. I am older and wiser and I hate it when noisy bombs stops me from falling asleep when I am watching a new Rambo saving the world. Give the hero MRSA or tell him to play dead! Or give me a gun so that I can put him out of his misery and let the world fall asleep.
There has been a Hollywood strike recently and unfortunately they will reach a compromise in order to dump more rubbish on the worlds cinemas. There is no escape from that, is there? No wonder why young people want to become an actress, a footballer or a celebrity instead of a doctor or an engineer. I remember when after 9/11 , tough-guy actors such as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger were refusing to fly with British Airways. Let alone go to Iraq and save …something.
Talking about Art, today I clicked again my royal mouse on Cannes Film Festival link. The winner is 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a low budged film from Romania. I had to check what McDonald’s thinks of it.
Quote : Oscar Shuns 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Oscar foreign film committee head Mark Johnson’s worst fear has been confirmed. The nine films advancing to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 80th Academy Awards do not include Cristian Mungiu’s lauded Romanian abortion drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the European Film Award, as well as landing on many ten best lists.
Something is terribly wrong. The definition of arts for Europeans and Americans clearly are not identical. Who should we trust when buying an over priced cinema ticket? Hollywood is the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, reflecting what film lovers want to see. They have produced few good films.
Europe.Old Europe is the birthplace of Western culture and everything can be traced back to Europe. I am proud that Europe doesn’t do McDonald’s. As for myself, my winner is the girl from the picture.