Monday, February 25, 2013

How The Oscars In Memoriam Segment Should Have Been Done

42 comments:

Cathy said...

I thought it would have been better to start with Marvin to introduce the song and then have Babs singing throughout the segment.

Cathy said...

*That should be "start with Marvin, to introduce the song" - I wasn't trying to say that he should come out and introduce it :)

gloaming said...

Apparently the families have to campaign for their loved ones to be included in the segment.

Renoblondee said...

Except for a handful, these were mainly TV stars. Save it for the Emmy's. Oscar is for movie actors.
And I don't mean that bitchy. I loved a lot of these people.

StewMcG said...

I was just about to say the same thing, Reno. The Oscars "in memoriam" segment is just people directly involved in making movies (the same as the one for the Emmys is just about television and the Tonys is about Broadway/theater.)

lazyday603 said...

Every year I keep hoping they will use the Jim Carroll Band song "People Who Died". They were all our friends. They died.

Snapdragon said...

@lazyday603: YES!!

prolixe said...

But they forgot Andy Griffith! He was mostly TV but made the awesome Face in the Crowd movie back in the day. :/

VIPblonde said...

@lazyday I listen to that song every year on the anniversary of my dad's death. It's the happiest sad song ever!!!!

EmEyeKay said...

@lazyday, that'd be hilarious!

Max Power said...

OT but what are we rating J-Law now?A++?

B626 said...

All I saw was a bunch of marketing executives. It sucked.What in the hell were they thinking/smoking? Turner Classic Movies does one once a year and they always nail it.

B. Profane said...

They need to exclude everyone from the Oscars memorial segment who never appeared on camera or contributed directly in a creative capacity to a motion picture. No producers, no agents and--most of all--no publicists! Could you believe that shit last night, putting some nobody flack in the memorial reel?!

prolixe said...

Lazyday, that would be awesome indeed. Have you seen the anime version of the song? The girls in the chorus...

MontanaMarriott said...

I am always curious to know what do they do with folks that worked in several media like Singer/Actors? They never honored Eartha Kitt the year she died nor did they honor Whitney and she acted.

MontanaMarriott said...

I thought the same thing but I am sure Streisand's ego would not have allowed us NOT to watch her perform and instead watch a reel of performers who are no longer with us.

MISCH said...

at this point I'd rather hear than see Babs....

Agent**It said...

prolixe, Face in the Crowd was a great movie. For sentimental reasons, so was No Time for Sergeants. Pox on them for not including Andy.

Gayeld said...

That was incredibly well done. And now I'm sad. *sigh*

Jennifer H. said...

I watch both of those movies whenever I see they're on.

Aly said...

Most of the missing that were added here had little or nothing to do with CINEMA. WTF. Are you all just a bunch of Idiots!

Aly said...

Richard Dawson? Hogan's Heroes. Family Feud.

Aly said...

Steve Sabol? NFL Films.

Aly said...

Andy Williams? Hello.

StewMcG said...

In all fairness, Richard Dawson was in The Running Man (one of my all-time guilty pleasure movies.)

auntliddy said...

Cant stand babs, althoi as i get older i am more tolorant of things:)

lazyday603 said...

I was a little disappointed that Barbara Streisand was singing live on stage. When I heard she was going to be in the In Memoriam segment I was kind of hoping she was going to be one of the subjects.

luvgossip said...

I didn't think Babs sounded all that great last night. Still my vote for MV.

KendraWM said...

One year they has Celine singing while they ran the clips and people complained. So I doubt that would never happen.

Andy Griffith in Face in the Crowd is amazing, everyone should see it.

Gayeld said...

@Aly. "I'd Rather Be Rich." 1964. Movie. Oops.

Gayeld said...

@Aly. Richard Dawson. The Longest Day. King Rat. The Devil's Brigade. Treasure Island. The Running Man.

Next?

Gayeld said...

@Aly. Did you know they give Oscars for documentaries? Oh, look Steve Sabol produced some of those.

Sherry said...

Now I have to look up that Jim Carroll song.

nunaurbiz said...

Not bothering to watch video because Dick Clark is there. What does Dick Clark have to do with the Academy Awards?

Also, I'm glad they put some notable off-screen folks in there!

Mango said...

@ lazyday - re "People who Died" - that would be awesome, but they always have to play something maudlin. :(

They should have showed Andy Griffith, who had a movie career before TV. They showed Jack Klugman, FFS!



They need to exclude everyone from the Oscars memorial segment who never appeared on camera or contributed directly in a creative capacity to a motion picture. No producers, no agents and--most of all--no publicists! Could you believe that shit last night, putting some nobody flack in the memorial reel?!

Absolutely. Money must have exchanged hands for that bullshit.

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Bubbles said...

Actually many producers, agents and publicists are the reasons that films get nominated or green lit or made in the first place and they're given their proper due because the powers that be know this. Just because you don't know who they are doesn't mean the most powerful players in Hollywood are as clueless.

Jenn said...

That made me tear up, The Way We Were, is a wonderful song, and that was a great memorandum. I miss all those guys.

B. Profane said...

"Actually many producers, agents and publicists are the reasons that films get nominated or green lit or made in the first place..."

Actually, no, they're not. They are not filmmakers, they are business leeches. Filmmakers are the people who actually make films. But I can guess which category you fall into, yes?

Teresa said...

Entire thing was a joke. I didn't recognize 95% of those named. Putting a publicist on the list but not Andy Griffith? Come on! They couldn't have come up with a more obscure list of people if they had tried. So sad when they do so while dissing others who everyone knew and loved. They should drop this entire segment. Too controversial anyway.

Wil said...

Team Teresa, here. In the old days, everyone important in acting was honored. Now .. as with the Oscars themselves .. it is all about how long and how hard you suck off the Academy. F*ck that. Drop the whole deal. TCM does a much better job and they never miss a person - either in front of the camera or behind.

Lastly .. did they really miss Nora Ephron!?! Dear God ..

Wil said...

Oh .. Thank god .. if they would have missed Nora .. I would have had to hurt someone. Wheew!