Monday, February 28, 2011
I am pleased to report that Bob was wide awake for the whole of the Oscar telecast last night. Usually he manages the first fifteen minutes before nodding off. To be honest, however, I think we are nearing the end of our fascination with the awards program. We see very few films anymore and most of the young actors and actresses are unknown to us. It is no longer like the old days when we knew everyone and every film and we sat with our big bowls of popcorn and our tally slips, carefully marking each winner as announced. I bet there must be nearly twenty of those tucked into the pages of the several books about movies that we own. Of course, like any true film buff, our choice for "best picture" seldom was the selection of the Academy . . .