6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Does its job
RolandF1 from Adelaide, Australia
26 December 2005
Before watching this doco, I did not know who or what made up the
voting for the Golden Globes. I just assumed it was a bunch of movie
people who knew what the hell they were talking about. After watching
this clearly that perception was wrong, or at least disjointed.
Vikram Jayanti's doco is a fascinating look into the truth about the
Golden Globes and what they are really about. The awards seem so
revered today yet many do not question why, they just go with the flow
like I did. The interviews with producers and journalists do provide
some interesting insights, and stories (like Pia Zadora's win for
'Butterfly') are humorous. It might not be as interesting to those who
already know the secret but for newcomers its a fascinating look into
the Hollywood hype machine.
In the whole scheme of things does Hollywood's dirty secret really
matter? Nope. Not really. There are far more important issues to worry
about in the world than some over-hyped awards show. Sure, seeing a
film ad in the paper stating that so-and-so movie won 3 Golden Globes
might annoy slightly but at least after viewing this doco you are a
little more educated on the matter.
Besides, next time you are caught watching the fiasco on TV, you can
just point and laugh at the A-Grade celebrities who accept their shiny
little toy with glee and declare how much the useless golden orb on a
stick means to them. Its moments like that which show if an actor
really has talent!
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