Oh, Oscar … you did us proud last night. Sigh.
For the first time in years, the Academy awards seemed to capture a hint of the magic associated with the golden age of film. It was whispered in the glamor of the red carpet, images from the past, and simple song performances. Bits of history reminded us of the rich heritage we’re building upon. Bob Hope reminded us that hosting has less to do with being trendy and more to do with a natural ability to entertain.
Sure, there will be plenty today who bemoan the fact that comedy wasn’t high … there were no tears … and, for the love of God and all that is holy, The King’s Speech beat out The Social Network.
Still, I remain hopeful that there are more who were inspired by the greatness of the past … those who took away what makes the Academy awards truly great–what makes storytelling great–and will seek to carry it on, well into the future.