If there’s one thing the Internet is good for besides reading movie and television news sites (ahem), it is the creativity of “homemade” spoofs. Give Hollywood filmmakers a couple million dollars and they’ll make a horrible, unfunny parody. For more on that, see Epic Movie.
On the other hand, compile a handful of movie lovers give them a camera, you get comedy gold.
Without further ado, I present you with The Academy Award-Winning Movie Trailer:
The fact that every single line of supposed dialogue consists of plot lines and no real dialogue makes this video. And it doesn’t get any more true, considering how generic and predictable The Oscars have become. Every single year you’ve got films that follow the same thread and plot devices, almost to a point of suffocation. Yet, these are the films getting most of the Academy’s respect, not the original and unique films. It’s an arguable opinion, but one we should definitely look at closer.
I’ve singled out some of the most hilariously spot-on lines from the trailer:
“Introduction of character suffering from the most topical disability of the present year.”
“Interest in your bold rejection of social norms as evidenced by your dyed hair.”
“Also, I’ve got to use tough love to help this Latin-American teenager believe in himself.”
I could go on just listing everything they say in this epic, beautifully-constructed, well-filmed, perfectly-written trailer. Anybody with the slightest interest in film can understand why it works, and why it rings true. What saddens me is that the trailer is still looking for one million views, when it is ten million times more worthy than the latest Lady Gaga music video. Consider my ticket bought for the feature length version, which must be made now.
What do you think? Is the Academy too predictable or do they genuinely recognize the best films of each year? If so, are Oscar-worthy films simply resigned to generic structure?
Source: The Movie Blog
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