Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Oscar Reflexivity




Three oscar winners for best picture in the last four years. Three films to do with film. 
  • Argo: a made-up movie project devised to save US hostages in Iran
  • The Artist: the world of silent movies taken over by talkies and an actor who struggles with the transition
  • Birdman: ex-hollywood comic book superhero actor tries to make good a career in theatre production
This is hardly mysterious when one considers that members of the Academy have had careers in the film industry and their viewpoint is determined by that world. These movies must have spoken to them as a result.