whale Oscar Gold | Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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February 23, 2015

Oscar Gold

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:14 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, cool, clammy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on a quiet Monday morning on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), this twenty-third day of February, 2015, another yo-yo weather pattern, as the relatively warm temperatures we have now will plummet into the single digits again overnight, but with the distinct possibility we might get a glimpse of that golden globe called the ’sun’, or at least that is the most current information afforded to this world class website…

Of course, last night was the 87th annual “The Oscars” here in the U.S., Los Angeles to be specific, and with much anticipation, the gold went to “Birdman” in the two big “Best Picture” and “Best Director” categories, hopefully making the great Michael Keaton at least a little happy, as he did not win “Best Actor”, that honor going to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the now award winning film, “The Theory of Everything”. Julianne Moore got the nod for “Best Actress”, for her great work in the film, “Still Alice”, a very well done movie/documentary (almost), regarding the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s, an affliction affecting millions of Americans every year; with a cure hopefully now more in sight than it was before this fine film…

After looking at the rest of the so called ‘movies’ this year had to offer, I must say the most overlooked was a movie from a few years back, one called, “The Trip”, starring well, look it up yourself.  A real trip focused around two blokes traversing across the U.K. on assignment for some food periodical,  presumably as food critics, all while providing it’s audience with some of the very best impressions of British actors, poets, writers, politicians and more this reporter has witnessed since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus… Offering more humor and humanity than most of the films offered to the public this past decade, save “Birdman” perhaps.

For 87 years, the Academy of Arts and Motion Picture Science has been a distinguished and elite institution gracing this great nation, and it is my deepest hope that Hollywood will take a good hard look at itself in the coming decades, creating more human interpretations of this thing we call life on the silver screen… ‘Posting movies that inspire and bring forth deeper meaning, devoid of the monsters and demons, the robots and rogue killers… We have enough of that on the NBC Nightly News every night, now don’t we?  If  “Birdman” taught us anything, it is that Hollywood truly  reflects this weird little life we all share on planet earth–art imitating life, life imitating art–and that sacred sound/sight/ stage should be reserved more often than not for human interpretation and discovery, as opposed to the mad drum beat of war and death,  long on loud and obnoxious, but very, very short on depth, comprehension, communication, education, kindness, love, devotion, heroism and inspiration.  Leaving it’s audiences more angry, confused, shell shocked and stupid than they were before going into said movie theater…

Bring back the movies of yesteryear!  “Back to the Future” indeed!

Have a nice week folks, remembering to go out and enjoy nature, while it is still here!


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