There's a lot of talk and a little bit of surprise snapping about the blogs today over the fact that Michael Moore's 911 failed to be nominated for an Oscar. No mystery to me. I just "follow the money."
Hollywood dodged an big Internet bullet by passing on 911. It had occurred to me months ago, and I am willing to bet that it occurred to others as well, that if 911 got an Oscar, the response from the net and the Blogosphere would have been, "Let's make April the Nobody-Goes-To-The-Movies Month."
And we could have made it happen. And it would have hurt. Big time.
Again, consciously or unconsciously, twisted ideals are fine but in the end Hollywood always votes its pocketbook.Posted by Vanderleun at January 25, 2005 4:37 PM