Oscar Show’s Winners and Losers
Re “Oscar Endures Another Hard Day’s Night,” Rick Du Brow’s March 26 review:
Could we have future reviews of the Oscar ceremony written by people who enjoy the show? Du Brow called it “a TV disaster.” But he surely wasn’t watching the same show as the rest of us.
Unlike the shows of the pre-Billy Crystal years, we were treated to an evening with pacing and humor. The historical segment with Michael Caine, and a nifty segue to an on-stage dance sequence, was both enlightening and entertaining.
The only sour note of the evening was Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin’s ridiculous introduction, during which Basinger sighed loudly and inappropriately . . . a throwback to former years when indolence and stupidity were tolerated on Oscar’s stage.
Du Brow should change his name to High Brow. Oscar night is what it is--lowbrow entertainment, and we love it!