March 8, 2010

"They're saying it looked like she pulled a Kanye."

"She did! She pulled a Kanye. And it's a shame, because this is such positive, happy film."

Hmm. I missed that because I fast-forwarded. I think the average viewer does not care about the awards for shorts. What a terrible place to Kanye, when no one cares anyway.

22 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Awards for shorts has a different meaning on this blog.

bagoh20 said...

She took herself off the film a year ago because she did not agree with the way it was being done and then when it wins, she takes credit. Worse than Kayne, IMHO.

She has no claim to the film or the Oscar since it is not what she envisioned or wanted and was completed without her. She was a rude opportunist. Kayne was just rude.

prairie wind said...

She's not all that attractive, and he was sort of cute. Opinion will come down on his side.

Scott M said...

At least she was part of the team that was, in fact, nominated. Kanye was just being an ass.

former law student said...

The animated shorts looked interesting, and I did wonder what was up with the crazy lady grabbing the mike. Her complaint that the film focused on one character -- who you could see at the back of the auditorium -- is irrational for a film telling a story, especially a short film.

Mark O said...

He was too polite. What would Clint Eastwood have done. There. That's it: WWCED

And, in an odd coincidence, my "word verification" is

misherv

Think about it.

1jpb said...

"Awards for shorts has a different meaning on this blog."

Althouse may pay attention to these shorts if one of them told the story of black prisoners on Robben Island being forced to wear shorts because these truncated trousers are the symbol of an inferior man.

SteveR said...

One person commiting a murder does not pull a "Hitler". She was clearly out of line but at least she had some actual connection with the film. As Scott said, Kanye was just an ass.

Triangle Man said...

I buy his version because she is a smoker.

traditionalguy said...

A new example of getting ones shorts in a wad. Where do we see this gem, anyway?

bagoh20 said...

But her "connection to the picture" was disagreeing with it's direction and theme. Kinda like Obama taking credit for winning in Iraq.

amba said...

Actually, it was an intriguing moment. The clip from the film showed a woman in a wheelchair singing quite powerfully; I wanted to hear more. Then this man came out and began speaking in an accent that was hard to place. South African? Not quite. Then this large, aggressive woman appeared and talked over him and nearly shoved him out of the spotlight. The end result was "WTF??" and more curiosity about the film than you would otherwise have felt.

I often wonder how/where you can see the shorts and animated shorts that you get such (sometimes) tantalizing glimpses of on the Oscars.

k*thy said...

I happened to be watching when this happened - it was quite odd. He was in mid-sentence and this crazy women shows up demanding to speak. He had both a look of being taken aback but also, oddly, knowing her. It seemed like some kind of streaker-moment and I really expected some security type to grab her and take her off stage (just a fast as she had shown up). Eventually, the telecast went to a long shot and turned off the mic. It was about the only thing all night that didn't seem scripted...

amba said...

And the foreign films, too.

vw: ambletr

c3 said...

I watched this last night and couldn't figure out what just happened? Now I understand.

Tibore said...

Same here, c3. I easily figured it was one of the producers, since there was a second name on the screen (otherwise, she probably would've been tackled by security before even getting up on stage), but I actually thought she was just interposing herself because the man was coming off really humble and that she was trying to put an exclaimation point on what the movie itself was all about. I further thought Williams was okay with it because he was smiling the whole time. Heck, I even misinterpreted - or rather, underestimated - his mom's reaction as being nothing more than someone stealing some of her son's spotlight. I had no clue there was all that behind it.

EDH said...

Did Roger Ross Williams belch into the microphone @ 0:25 in that video?

As for Burkett, what a harpy.

In Greek mythology, a harpy ("snatcher", from Latin: harpeia, originating in Greek: ἅρπυια, harpūia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches" as it comes from the ancient Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), which means "to snatch".

kentuckyliz said...

Food snatcher?
Gold Digger?

I think we have a theme here.

WV jingst
Angst about jingoism

phx said...

"Pulling a Kanye" is one thing. "What a terrible place to Kanye" is quite another.

So I'm going to create a new verb, "to Althouse" - which is the infinitive form for making a verb out of somebody's name.

knox said...

Good for him for taking it so gracefully.

Jeremy said...

phx - run that aagin.

you want to make sure ann knows you're sucking on her.

you may even get a cookie.

amba said...

Here are interviews with both of them that make it a little clearer what happened (from both points of view).