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Sunday, October 05, 2008

And the award goes to...

We often bemoan the fact that Vincent is rarely even nominated for awards, much less win any. But can we really be surprised when the awarding bodies are so obviously mentally defective?

Back in the late 1960s, the Oscar for the best costumes in a movie went to Planet of the Apes for this:

There were some who thought it should go to 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by the man who gave our lovely Vincent his big break, the late Stanley Kubrick.

I couldn't isolate a short clip from YouTube, so if you just watch the first minute or two of this video, you will see a family of apes hudddled in a cave.

The reason for not giving the award to these costumes?

The awarding committee thought they were real apes!

Nothing can ever surprise me again.

9 comments:

Diane said...

I learn something new every day....

Eliza said...

Diane said it first,but it's true for me too!! That was fascinating,although,having looked at the clip I'm not sure how they thought anyone would get real apes to perform like that

SnarkAngel said...

Hollywierd is full of stupid douchebags. Idiots.

jazzy said...

that's a joke, no?!
well, on the other hand what a huge compliment for those costume makers!

Lozzie Cap said...

Did you hear the interview on Radio 4 with the chappy who choreographed these sequences? FASCINATING.

val said...

Jazzy - it's sad but true.

Yes, Lozzie, I did hear it, it was part of my inspiration for this post, 'cept I only remembered that after I'd "put it to bed".

val said...

Jazzy - it's sad but true.

Yes, Lozzie, I did hear it, it was part of my inspiration for this post, 'cept I only remembered that after I'd "put it to bed".

JoJo said...

I wonder if my general creeped-out'ness with apes has anything to do w/ The Planet of the Apes....

aprilspring said...

roddy McDowell was my first fave actor. I cried when he died. It brings back so many memories

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