12/23 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Oscar’s age preferences, hear the King’s speech, ‘True Grit’ and ‘Winter’s Bone’ parallels

Posted by · 11:39 am · December 23rd, 2010

Anne Thompson talks with “The Way Back” director Peter Weir. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Nathaniel Rogers charts Oscar’s age preferences. [The Film Experience]

Melinda Newman sits down with “True Grit” and “TRON Legacy” star Jeff Bridges. [Awards Campaign]

Javier Bardem on “Biutiful,” Barcelona and the economy of exploitation (Oscars included). [Movieline]

Hear the King’s speech from “The King’s Speech.” [BBC]

Finally noticing parallels between “True Grit” and “Winter’s Bone,” I see. [MTV Movies Blog]

Adam Fendelman talks to “All Good Things” director Andrew Jarecki. [Hollywood Chicago]

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  • 1 12-23-2010 at 3:51 pm

    Peter said...

    I have a unique idea about how the hosting of Oscars should be handled I believe a lot of people will like. It’s unlike anything else you may have seen proposed in that is very classy (in its own way) and also very exciting.

    Two hosts: Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts. It’s they shared history that gives it validity, plus the fact that despite that history they’ve never shared a movie togther. So there’s all that sexual tension
    Playing on the themes of seduction in “Black Swan” and “The Kids are Alright”, after each category is presented, each would take off a piece of clothing. Solitarily, or even better, from each other.By the end just as Best Picture is revealed, say Kidman ends up bottomless and Watts topless.

    That should definitely maintain viewership throughout and contribute to the climactic and suprising reveal that a Best Picture win should be. By the end, and this maybe too much, Kidman could gently pee a little on the spot.

    What do you folks think?

  • 2 12-23-2010 at 3:52 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    unrelated, kris or guy, im curious why Black Swan hasnt been considered an adapted screen play due to its parralells to the ballet, has there been any discussion on this?

  • 3 12-23-2010 at 3:57 pm

    Peter said...

    AR, I think the answer is pretty obvious – whatever parallels to the ballet, the film contains an overwhelmingly large amount of original characters and plot point.

    So for example, in many movies you see people going to and watching/discussing an opera. Hardly ever does it make anyone feel like they are watching an adaptation.

    Since you are the one who asked the question, can you honestly claim you watched an adaptation of “Swan Lake” when you watched “Black Swan”?