Friday, February 03, 2006

"How in the name of Pauline Kael's Haunted Panties do you critically analyze cinema?"

Wherein his Oscar Fu is mighty


@Something Old, Nothing New

The Fisking thing is a bit played out, but once in awhile someone whips out a piece of artistic devastation that must be noticed.

Such is John Rogers' takedown of Jason Apuzzo's theory that the Oscars are just a liberal conspiracy. Quote:
Okay, now the joking is over. Jason Apuzzo, who runs an organization called Libertas which has as its explicitly stated purpose the promotion of conservative political thought in Hollywood, the independent financing and production of films showcasing conservative values he holds dear, is calling bullshit on a group of producers who are independently financing and producing films showcasing political values they hold dear.

We are left with two alternatives here, people, neither pleasant. In my completely unprofessional and personal opinion, either he is a breed of idiot so magnificent that he can genuinely not see the parallel and resultant hypocrisy -- scary -- or he is willing to be that openly and unrepentantly disingenuous -- scarier.

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Okay. Okay. Deep breaths. He's got to pull it out somehow. For chrissake, the man's got a PhD from Stanford and a philosophy degree from Yale. It cannot get worse. Sure, Jason Apuzzo has shown he is ignorant of how Hollywood business works; completely clueless on recent film and Oscar history; either an idiot or a hypocrite when it comes to the purpose of the very foundation he has set up; and revealed with, I must admit, breathtaking efficiency, he has no critical film analysis skills whatsoever. There is no way this can get any uglier.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Cool idea for a blog!

Chris
Name That Toon

2/03/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Pooh said...

I thought about using the same quote for a post title...

Of course, there is also this part:

Yes, Mr. Apuzzo. That is me beating you with your own idiot stick.

Heh.

2/03/2006 02:31:00 PM  

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