Basically the Oscars were business as usual in every sense of the word. Their
choices, although not to my liking, were a bit better than last year, which
were one of the low points in a long history of  low points. Lets face it, the
Oscars's long history  of award giving is littered with forgotten & dreadful
films & performances. Do I need mention The Greatest Show On Earth, Grand
Hotel, Cimarron, Cavalcade,The Great Ziegfeld & quite recently the absolute
disgraceful choices of Dances With Wolves & BraveHeart. At least Shakespeare
In Love didn't make me want to vomit, although Princess Gwyneth  & Benigni
came close.

Ira Joel Haber
Cinemage Books

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