Monday, February 23, 2009

well, at least the *original* won Best Picture

The husband sent me a link that a friend had sent to him which details the remarkable similarities between "Forrest Gump", a film that was released more than ten years ago, and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the film currently in theatres.

"Forrest Gump" won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was nominated for a whole slew of Oscars, but of the ones that "Forrest Gump" won, this film only won Best Visual Effects.

I loved "Forrest Gump" but had no interest in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".

I guess the Academy still appreciates the cool visual effects, but maybe the movie didn't win any of the other awards because the Academy knew that they'd already given the movie all those awards the last time the movie was made.



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