Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why is nostalgia big at the Oscars this year?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

The Artist aka Remember When Movies Didnt Suck?

The Artist, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, and My Weekend with Marilyn garnered a lot nominations at the Oscars this year. What do they have in common? They're all films that hearken back to an earlier time, the good ol' days. It is almost like Owen Wilson's character in Midnight in Paris dreamed up this lineup for his fictional nostalgia shop.

Which presents the question: Why are we drawn to films so fixated on the past this year?

It's probably because we long for a time when Hollywood movies weren't such derivative, shallow hack pieces. Case in point: most of the other Oscar nominees this year.

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