Everyone has already listed the Spirit Award and Academy Award winners so I can forego that pleasure here. More importantly, what does all this say about independent film?
What we have all known since sex, lies and videotape
is that for fresh and original vision, one must tap into the independent film world.
What does it say about the international reality of film? East has met West and the world of art is -- to paraphrase one of the female winners of the Academy Awards (was it Kate Winslet
?) -- One world which we must protect and nourish. And as for India, the way to the Land of Spices, which Columbus was seeking, has finally been reached and integration has been achieved. And that a major studio, itself founded by an immigrant Hungarian Jew
, managed to create the Synthesis between indie and studio, East and West, in this time of great change: That major studio's specialty arm, the only one except for long standing Sony Pictures Classics
, that has withstood the winds of change, Fox Searchlight
, has reached its apex winning its first EIGHT Academy Awards
just as Peter Chernin
, 20 years the president and chief operating officer of News Corp.
has resigned: That is what has transpired in the past three days of awards and today the first post-award day.
Finita la Comedia. Y ahora? Ahora si! Ya empieza la Dramadia del Distribucion! Vamos a ver, amigos, vamos a ver.