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From being hugged by Shirley Bassey to sharing a fag with Juliette Lewis, Oscars night in La turns out to be one magic moment after another

Hollywood is all about moments. Everything is moments in these days of Twitter and Instagram. A moment is all we get, so actually Andy Warhol was pretty off-mark with that 15-minute thing. Outstay your moment nowadays and they play the Jaws music. The "jump the shark" moment, they call it out here.

My mad weekend in La started when Harry Potter and Gandhi were on my flight out, or Daniel Radcliffe and Sir Ben Kingsley as it probably says on their passports. And at the Great British nominee party held by the ebullient consul-general Dame Barbara Hay, I had what I call a Marshall McLuhan moment, as in when, in Annie Hall, Woody Allen produces the great cultural theorist in a cinema queue to »

- Jason Solomons

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