Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Anyone else hear this? I laughed.
No sore loser
Annie Proulx is no fan of Hollywood.
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Brokeback Mountain” has bashed the “segregated” and “out of touch” community that passed over the film, and instead gave the best picture Oscar to “Crash” — a film about race relations.
“Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good,” Proulx wrote in an essay for the London Guardian. “And rumor has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of ‘Trash’ — excuse me, ‘Crash’ — a few weeks before the ballot deadline. Next year we can look to the awards for controversial themes on the punishment of adulterers with a branding iron in the shape of the letter A, runaway slaves, and the debate over free silver.”
From MSNBC, By Jeannette Walls, Kevin Federline threatens to take it all off / Plus: Is ‘Brokeback Mountain’ author a sore loser?