Okay. Now that that's out of my system...The Pianist was pretty damn impressive. Sobering. The kind of thing that makes you feel really, really bad for getting all pissed off when your internet doesn't work.
It's so hard for me to wrap my mind around how horrible all that was. I see it, I hear the stories...but it just somehow doesn't seem possible that people, intelligent human beings, could do that to each other...
All in the name of "god." I think that is why I don't believe in religion or "god." This is me on the outside looking in, never having been instilled with a belief in a "god," as opposed to someone who had it once and became disillusioned. It's like someone born without eyes trying to understand colour. But how can religion be a good thing if slaughtering people who choose to believe something different than you?
I think the saddest thing was when he was in the room with the piano he couldn't play. Poor man. And that all really happened.
But. I have to decide now. I've seen all Best Picture Nominees. Which one is my choice?
The Two Towers is out. I won't pick a franchise or a sequel.
The Pianist and Gangs of New York are actually quite similar in many ways. They are both the directors' looking back at their own personal roots and heritage...Roman Polanski's happens to be a little more interesting and a little less farcical, and the accents are better. I wonder if the Academy won't see these two as being similar as well, and they'll cancel each other out?
The Hours is a wonderful ensemble cast, dominated by women, which handles lesbianism with grace and frankness. It won't win because it's dominated by women, and it handles lesbianism with grace and frankness.
Chicago. A musical. We haven't had a musical win since...when? 1968, and Oliver!...unless you consider Amadeus to be a musical...That's almost as long as it's been since the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Cup.
It's a tough choice. I think I'm going to go with Chicago because it's the most "unique" of the five, although I don't think it'll win. I think The Pianist will, unless the votes are against Polanski rather than for the movie. In which case, it'll be Gangs.
Now I have to make my other choices. Well. I have two weeks....