Sing Along with Oscar
There was an Oscar controversy this year when the Motion Picture Academy announced that they would only be presenting two of the five Best Original Song nominees -- which was just such a bizarre decision, taking out one of the few actually entertainment moments of the broadcast. That decisions appears to have been happily reversed, but it prompted to think this would be an appropriate video today, with the telecast tomorrow. It's also wildly fun.
This is a montage of ever Academy Award-winning Best Song from 1934 through 2017! A few things worth noting: One is that I found it interesting how many songs are now seen as standards that most people likely have no idea were in movies, let alone won the Oscar. Also, the Oscar-winner for 1949 was in the news just a few months ago -- which I suspect will surprise people that it had won an Oscar. (Also, note in the clip that in the original version, it is sung two different ways, contrary to the controversy.) And finally, the little kid singing with Frank Sinatra in the 1959 winning song is Eddie Hodges, who three years earlier starred on Broadway as the lisping Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. One other thing stands out -- songs clearly were a whole lot more central to movies up until about 15 years ago.
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1. Yes, it stands out that Bob Hope -- for all his quips -- has two Best Song performances. What I think also is fun about that is how "Hope and Crosby" each have songs that won Oscars.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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