These are few of the social/political proclamations that stood out. The over arching question remains is the Academy Awards an appropriate venue for declarations?
One of the most important aspects of writing a good story is the ability to develop a coherent point of view.
Stories that become movies usually have something to say, whether it’s social, political, or emotional. A movie with a weak or undeveloped point of view leaves the viewer empty neither wanting more, nor caring about the characters. Excellence, however, is satisfying with subject matter and characters—not only do we identify with them, but also it stimulates our curiosity to know more or seek knowledge and understanding.
The vision of the storyteller/writer becomes at once tangible through the performance arts. The writer and the actor merge in one single vision. In an awards ceremony, the recipient steps back inside the story giving relevance to the theme and, indeed, their own relationship to it. Personal anecdotes and experiences inject life into the auspiciousness of an award; therefore, I would argue that it is entirely appropriate to humanize art with an event or cause that propelled a person to create.
The body of performance arts, whether on the page or screen, reaches out to us poignantly from the mouths of those charged with capturing humanity in all its glory and degradation. And the fact that in America we have free expression is greatest gift of all.
is retired and lives in Clearlake, California. She has three grown
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Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga California. On the
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