Mar 9, 2010
Congratulations, Michael Giacchino
The divisive politics of the whole Avatar/Hurt Locker smackdown, together with the deep fissures threatening to tear apart the fabric of movie business as surely as the Florida recount once threatened the sanity of this great nation, are weighing a little heavily at the moment. (Am I the only person on earth to enjoy both Avatar and the Hurt Locker? It feels a little lonely today.) I felt the need for a little release, a little uplift, a reminder of why we are all here, something to transcend our petty differences and bind us together in common cause, black, white, young, old. I speak not of our benighted president, but Michael Giacchino whose Oscar win last night for his Up score it would make an utter scoundrel to disparage.