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2011 Oscars running thread, aka "worst awards show ever?"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    48 hours ahead of Los Angeles' version of the Super Bowl, and we know a few things.

    1. It's going to be butt-cold on the red carpet. There's talk of snow on the Hollywood sign coming overnight; while that won't happen (most likely), it's going to be about 48 or so degrees during the red carpet on Sunday.

    2. The media will care a helluva lot more than the public will about "the question everyone's asking" (according to one news tease I just saw): Will Banksy show? If you don't know who Banksy is, well, consider yourself squarely in the American mainstream. As for me, I know who he is, and I wish he was in jail along with the rest of the so-called artists who are destroying America's cities, one pen and paint tag at a time.

    3. A whole slew of show spoilers was released today by Nikki Finke. I like to be surprised, so I didn't read them. If you want to, you can, here:

    NOTE: THERE ARE TONS 'O SPOILERS ON THIS LINK:
    http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/snorefest-oscar-show-rundown-exclusive-spoilers-from-the-annotated-schedule/
     
  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    C'mon now. This is just stupid.

    Also, most of Bansky's best work has been done 'destroying' British cities.
     
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Sorry to offend your liberal mores (which I would usually share) but private property is private property.
     
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Possible Banksy sighting near San Diego today:

    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/oceanside/article_62183d4b-97f7-53e3-9f9b-ba4e4f2acf61.html
     
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Ah, yes...but he has also done pieces with permission and has commissioned traditional art.
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Yep. And bank robbers sometimes have their own ATM cards and legally withdraw money.
     
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/08/08/17584631.php
     
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    I hope Banksy shows, but only if he is wearing a monkey mask.
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    I suspect it will be a moot point. Enough people are unconvinced about the authenticity of the documentary that he isn't going to win.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    "Authenticity?"

    The whole movie's a put-on.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Right. That is why I'm saying I don't think it's going to win.

    EDIT: What I'm saying is that even the "put on" is a staged "put on."
     
  12. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Re: 2011 Oscars running thread, aka "Will Banksy show?"

    Not exactly-it covers a history of street art, and then shows a social experiment that proves that if there's enough hype around something, people will pay obscene amounts of money for it.

    So by that standard, yes, it's a documentary.
     
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