The Artist is a film that I enjoyed but I didn’t really understand all the awards attention it garnered including the Best Picture Oscar.
I thought I would look back at some other films (from the 70’s till today) that won the top award, and in my opinion did not deserve the honour.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (it was the year of Nashville – need I say more?)
ROCKY (same year as Taxi Driver)
ORDINARY PEOPLE (same year as Raging Bull)
GANDHI (Tootsie was a gem that year)
DANCES WITH WOLVES (Marty loses again with Goodfellas)
FORREST GUMP (bests Pulp Fiction)
THE ENGLISH PATIENT (how can one ever forget Fargo)
A BEAUTIFUL MIND (the year of Gosford Park)
CRASH (crashed the party for Brokeback Mountain)
THE KING’S SPEECH (when is Fincher’s turn? – the year of The Social Network)