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Damian Peter Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 8 Oct 1998 18:06:50 +0100
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Joshua Redmond wrote:
> I've read off-center remarks about SL, but never an implication that
> Spielberg's goal was a ploy to make Academy members feel glorified as
> ambassadors of a humanitarian community.
I'd just like to reiterate this point, that I made earlier:
*I may be a little cynical, and just a little bit suspicious
of the Academy, but I feel I must comment on this. I've
always understood there to be a very lively debate as to the
political nature of the Academy Awards, and that rumours,
substantiated or no, have often abounded as to the expediency
of awarding the prizes. It would be foolish to assume that
Spielbergs SL Oscars were purely motivated politically, and
that the Academy pays special attention to films which make
political statement; that is not my point. But, call me
cynical, I've always suspected that the Academy consider
themselves moral exemplars when the moment suits them, and
even more appropraitely when there is a genuine attempt to
portray a difficult and necessary subject for discussion. I
would very much like it if my suspicions were proven to be
It is good to see others have not been taken in by the Academy's
appearance of objectivity, and actual political astuteness.
Damian Peter Sutton
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