Are they even trying with the film montages anymore?

Every year, the Oscars pay tribute to the magic of film in some way with a musical montage of memorable bits from lots of movies. Sometimes it's a tribute along a special theme -- love, horror, etc. But this year, the montage's theme seemed to be cliché, as they trotted out every obvious bit from every movie you've ever seen in a montage. Yes, they had Dustin Hoffman screaming "I'm walkin' here!" from "Midnight Cowboy," Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson, "I want the /you can't handle" bit from "A Few Good Men" and E.T.'s tiresome glowing finger routine.
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