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Oscar 2004: The Politics of the Best Picture Award

Instead of taking the usual line and criticizing the Oscars for being artistically biased, I would like to be more instructive and look at the specific socio-historical contexts and ideologies that have influenced the types of films that are nominated for and win Oscars. I am proposing that, above all, the Oscars are noble, middlebrow,…

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“There has been zero interference with storytelling [by Chinese owners]. Unlike most Hollywood companies, we’re not operating in a resource-constrained environment, which creates tremendous opportunity.”
Mary Parent, Legendary production chief

“Whatever your fear is: fear of failure, fear of success, fear of embarrassment, fear of misunderstanding… whatever it is… over the years it has all happened to me. I have fallen on my ass in public, I have been threatened by less-evolved people, I have been raked over the coals just because it was my turn… and i’m still here.  still standing. every bad thing that can happen to a creative person has happened to me and I’m still on my feet and still making comics with my pals. All that really mattered is I made my stories. and they are out there. And if you fuck up… you’ll do better next time. Don’t get in your own way!!”
~ Brian Bendis

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