Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. artybee

    artybee said, over 3 years ago

    I REALLY, really want Heart to receive an Oscar someday. I believe in her.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    One wonders how many watch the oscars today.

    If George C Scott refused an oscar for Patton in 1970 because the oscars were all politics, one wonders how they pick them today.

  3. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    …and the Oscar for Best Supporting Mom goes to Addy Lamarr.

  4. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Twilight swept the Razzies. That makes me cheery.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I stopped watching all the awards shows.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “One wonders how many watch the oscars today.”


    Viewership has been dropping, but it’s still one of the most-watched shows of the year.


    “If George C Scott refused an oscar for Patton in 1970 because the oscars were all politics, one wonders how they pick them today.”


    Same way they always have, by popular vote. When Sally Field won for “Norma Rae” and gave her (in)famous “You like me! You really like me!” speech, there was more than a grain of truth to it, since one of the factors in casting a vote necessarily includes “Do I want this individual to win?” But if “likeability” were the overriding factor, then Robert Urich would have won dozens of Oscars (one of the reasons Urich worked so steadily for so long was that he simply wasn’t a pain in the butt to work with).


    There’s also (often) a question of “Is this person due?” That’s why, say, Al Pacino won for “Scent of a Woman” rather than “Godfather Part II” or “Dog Day Afternoon”, and Paul Newman won for “The Color of Money” rather than “The Hustler,” “Cool Hand Luke,” or even “The Verdict.” It would be hard to argue that the performances they won for were their best work, but it would be hard to argue that they are not Oscar-worthy actors.


    True, there are few if any objective standards by which one artistic achievement can be judged against another (would Bradley Cooper have been better than Daniel Day Lewis in “Lincoln”? Probably not. Would Daniel Day Lewis have been better than Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”? Probably, but we’ll never know. Could Steven Spielberg have done a better job directing “Argo” than Ben Affleck? Maybe, but half the movie would have been devoted to Tony Mendez’s relationship with his son). But an Oscar is awarded by one’s peers, and that counts for something.


    As for the show itself, well, as Billy Crystal said last year, “Nothing makes you forget our economic problems like millionaires giving each other golden statues.” Again, there’s some truth to that. “Hollywood” is about the glamour. Always has been. Some love to love it all, some love to hate it, some aspire to be there someday, some prefer to be “above it all.” If you, personally, simply took no interest in it, you probably wouldn’t have posted here at all today.


    Yeah, now and again we all grouse about the times “Oscar got it wrong,” but that’s part of it too.

  7. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 3 years ago

    Since I won’t have seen 99% of the films yet, I miss nothing. I watch the Emmys and Geminis.
    -——————
    What the Hell are the Geminis? Do you really mean the Grammys?

  8. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, over 3 years ago

    Who cares????

  9. cosman

    cosman said, over 3 years ago

    The last Oscar show that was notable for me was produced by Martin Ransohoff March 29th 1976, i just left the Army 3 days earlier, was staying at the Carolina Inn Hotel in Columbia, SC., Martin had great hosts that evening: Goldie Hawn, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Gene Kelly, and George Segal.

  10. cutiepie29

    cutiepie29 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh yeah, The Oscars was tonight. I forgot. Oops, I guess.

  11. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, over 3 years ago

    The only Oscar I ever gave a hang about was Renee Zellweger’s for “Cold Mountain”, for her total lack of similiarity between Ruby Tew and Roxie Hart.

  12. Let Shell

    Let Shell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty sad if the beauty of our dreams is to act…

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