November 6th, 2007
|10:31 am - And I feel it's a long way down....|
I leave for Barcelona in two days.
Current Music: Rufus Wainwright, "Barcelona"
|Date:||January 3rd, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)|| |
Re: I find sex with you to be a Kafkaesque experience. I mean that as a compliment.
One could argue... and in fact many have argued... that "Annie Hall" isn't exactly a comedy, but really more of a drama with some amusing moments... a dramedy or a comma, as it were. Or a coma, in some cases. Certainly by the traditional definition, it wasn't a "comedy." The Sorrow. And The Pity.
So, if you didn't count "Annie Hall" (but of course we should and do) and you don't count musicals... (Chicago, Oliver!, West Side Story) you'd have to go back to "It Happened One Night" to find a comedy that took home the Little Gold Guy. And that was during the Great Depression! People needed comedy back then. I guess Oscar will never divide the Best Picture cats into Comedy/Musical and Drama, as the Golden Globes do, which is ironic since there is now an "Animated feature" award.
Haven't interviewed myself, but I did do a monologue about LiveJournal and SixApart which was at least as bad as me talking about myself!
Right-o. Humour is indeed highly subjective. I'd venture to say that the "purest" (albeit dark) comedy that was close to winning in recent years was Pulp Fiction. Lost in Translation and Eternal Sunshine had comedic bits, but both were rife with The Sorrow. And The Pity.
Now that you mention it, it hasn't exactly been easy to get a comedy NOMINATED for BP.
Little Miss Sunshine. That maybe should have won. It certainly had one of the funniest and at the same time most touching uses of Rick James' music in history.
Did you ever see "This Film Has Not Yet Rated?" There's a mindblower.
Little Miss Sunshine! Of course. It was staring me right in the face (and not just because I was a dead ringer for Olive as a preteen; others have attested to this). I really enjoyed that one but thought it an odd contender for Best Picture, because the uniformly awesome acting, the humour, and its poignancy redeemed a highly entertaining and madcap but often problematic plot.
I've never seen the film you mentioned. It's a documentary, right?