Thursday, February 22, 2007

LATimes' Patrick Goldstein on Oscar's "Losers"

(image via amny)

Alert the Media: Harvey Weinstein is a "Loser." Sure movie moguls make roughly a million times what LA Times writer Patrick Goldstein makes (Averted Gaze), still, being a columnist -- Blog 1.0, for the uninitiated -- means being able to call them "Loser," in print, with a straight face (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment). It's the consolation of writers, you see. The Oscars are the operating table, and Goldstein -- in his own fevered writerly imaginings -- is the "Head Surgeon," weilding the scalpel with terrifying aplomb (Cue: Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries"). As the Cobra-Kaiu said in that significant cultural artifact "The Karate Kid," "Get the Body bags!!") From the LATimes:


"Brad Grey: Already so unloved that he makes Bob Yari look like the Dalai Lama, Grey has much of the town rooting against him after his antics at the Golden Globes, which saw him popping up, Zelig-like, in every publicity shot and reserving seats for himself at each Paramount table, even bumping his own specialty division chief from the 'Babel' table so Grey could be there when the cameras were rolling.

"Harvey Weinstein: If it wasn't bad enough that we have his 'Shakespeare in Love' microphone-hogging to blame for the academy's idiotic 'three-producer' rule, Weinstein found himself so out of Oscar contention that he had to run a best actress campaign for Sienna Miller, who had about as good a chance of landing a nomination as the babes in 'Turistas.'"

More "Losers" here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

man look at those shoes (his & hers)