So Brokeback Mountain (BM) got crashed out at the Oscars! I was pretty surprised since I was expecting BM to win after all the hype and hoopla leading up to the event. And it did win several of the other awards, including Best Director for Ang Lee.
Then, suddenly, I hear it’s not BM at all. But another movie called Crash. Where did it come from? I remember once having nearly seen the movie at a friend’s place but we never got around to it (now I wish we had!). According to news reports, this shock decision might have been due to the fact that BM made some of the Academy fuddy duddies a little uncomfortable with the whole gay love theme and Crash was their safe harbour.
Since I haven’t watched any of the movies, I can’t really tell whether it was a deserving win for Crash. But I’m really eager to watch all the movies now!
I have 4 must-watch movies this week : Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Memoirs of a Geisha and Pride & Prejudice! A couple of back-to-back sessions should do it!
Has anyone watched any of these movies?