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I don't know what the heck everybody's so upset about. I happen to think that it's a great, innovative and long overdue idea to have Jess Franco host the Oscars. Can't wait.
Posted at 10:20 PM in Awards, Awesomeness | Permalink
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Looking forward to his banter with co-host Noah Hathaway from The Neverending Story. Should be a lot of fun.
Greg Ferrara |
November 29, 2010 at 11:11 PM
I think Hathaway is a great choice- it's about time the Oscars let a director host the show, particularly one so out of fashion (hasn't had a hit since Airport). It might get awkward if Hank says what he really thinks about the Coens tranishing True Grit, but Franco should be able to restrain him (nothing says classy restraint like Jess Franco).
S. Porath |
November 30, 2010 at 01:55 AM
S. Porath: Had no idea Hathaway did uncredited work on some outdoor stuff in George Seaton's AIRPORT until your joke.
I think the most awkward aspect of a Jess Franco/Henry Hathaway dual hosting gig is that Franco is far less dead than Hathaway.
November 30, 2010 at 03:53 AM
Glenn, this post typifies why I feel compelled to visit the site every day...
November 30, 2010 at 08:27 AM
Well, he's got good taste at least (the actual host): http://www.criterion.com/explore/63-james-francos-top-10. Even to the point of mentioning La Cotta - kudos.
Now if they reinstated the honorary Oscars (you know, the one time the Academy actually gets it right) as part of the actual broadcast and stopped thumbing their nose at their own history, maybe I'd actually watch the damn broadcast this year.
November 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM
A loud amen for MovieMan's second graf.
The Siren |
November 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Damn, I thought it was Franco Nero and Henry Hathaway...
Pete Apruzzese |
November 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM
If Jess is hosting, I say we start the push to give Howard Vernon a posthumous Thalberg right here.
November 30, 2010 at 05:57 PM
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