The 83rd Academy Awards And The Year Of The Inside-The-Falling-Car Slow-Mo

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I’m not a movie person — I don’t often go to them, I don’t often make them — but it seems to me that something happened last year.

Someone had a vision of gorgeous catastrophe: of people in cars falling off bridges, and of high-def cameras strapped to the dashboards, capturing the chaos. Someone had that vision, and she ran with it.

I mean, this can’t be a coincidence, can it?

Salt (around the 1:42 mark)

Due Date (around the 1:46 mark)

And the people behind the truly appalling Inception built a whole freaking movie around it:

There are probably more, but like I said, I don’t watch so many movies. Still: zeitgeisty, no?

2 thoughts on “The 83rd Academy Awards And The Year Of The Inside-The-Falling-Car Slow-Mo

  1. Richard

    I’m happy to see it won some technical awards, but even happier that awards for screenplay and movie of the year went to other projects. Apparently, there was justice in the universe over the weekend.

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