Earthquake, Protests, unhappiness surrounded this word in the last week. Finally, we can be relieved, even for a short while, to enjoy the Global oscar tomorrow night.
It’s quite a fruitful year for American film industry, some films received both good names and markets, particularly I enjoyed Inception and Social Network. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of Oscar, even I don’t care about best Cinematography, writing or whatever, I only know best picture. And my only concern is the most welcome film through out the year can’t win the best picture recently, it seems the taste of audience is far away from Academy now.
Among the 10 films nominated for the best picture (Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone), True Grit, The Fighter, Black Swan as well as The King’s Speech and The Social Network certainly have more chance to win. I read the story of 172 hours when I was in primary school, in a magazine called “Reader”. I really liked this touching story, though I haven’t seen the film, I know it’s really hard to film this monologue. However, not only film fans but anyone in the world knows there are only two films, Social Network and King’s Speech, in competition of Best Picture. Personally I prefer Social Network, as it’s more easygoing and down to earth; while King’s Speech, by whatever means, is trying to show its historical pride.
No matter who wins finally, we should give thanks to The King’s Speech tough, which came out late this year, for adding suspense to the atmosphere. I remembered two years ago, Slumdog Millionaire made beautiful British English repeating again and again in Kodak Theatre, is it the same in this year? Not sure so let’s wait and see.