Dick Jones wrote:That crossed my mind. Especially with Hidden Figures. Haven't seen it, but a film about NASA and civil rights just screams focus groups and demographics research.
i watched it - it's a perfectly good movie for 3pm on a Sunday on ITV in November but shouldn't be within a million miles of the Oscars.
with the "Oscars so white" controversy my stance is the same as it was then - get black guys to make better movies and they will be nominated. as it is, they really seam like token nominations.
Shouldn't that be the other way round. How many staggeringly good dramas have come and gone with minimal notice outide their own circles because they were made by or starred black people.
Has a black writer never written a better screenplay than that piece of shit Juno, for example. Or Good Will Hunting, or Shakespeare in Love?
(Which was on TV over christmas, and I found to be unfuckingwatchable)