|Posted on March 14, 2009 at 6:25 AM|
Well, we all know my favourite film of 2008 was The Dark Knight, but unfortunately the Academy didn't even see fit to nominate Nolan's dark ode to post-9/11 America. It's a real shame that there's such a stone-wall anti-comicbook movie backlash against this film, because it is truly a work of absolute master film-making. Take out the Joker and Batman, and it is comparable to Heat or The Departed. However, it did get me thinking, what do you think the worst Oscar descisions have been? And do accolades outlast quality?
In recent memory, my vote would go to 2005s Crash. Brokeback Mountain, and possibly Munich were robbed. Also, Titanic and A Beautiful Mind were pretty mediocre. Although, I didn't really hate Titanic, just its ridiculous fanfare. I guess it sort of shows how little influence an Oscar has over the long term, when a film like Raging Bull can still resonate with people almost 30 years after it was released, while Ordinary People has become lost to obscurity (at least from a mainstream/post-generational perspective). Despite their fleeting acclaim, movies like Crash, A Beautiful Mind and Titanic will be forgotten because they have been custom built for an award, and lack any lasting impression on a person.