February 28th, 2011

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

83 Oscar is No Rondo Number 9

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards went business as usual, **The King’s Speech** got the major awards, **Inception,** **Alice in Wonderland** and **The Wolfman*** got their technical kudos and **Toy Story 3** got best animated feature and best song recognition. No film dominated the ceremonies and the Oscar award wealth was spread.

Bringing out Kirk Douglas was a nice gesture, but not allowing Eli Wallach to speak for his lifetime achievement award was foolish. Given how articulate he was at the **Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival** a few years ago, Mr. Wallach would do a better job hosting the Oscars than James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Having Hathaway and Franco host was a clarion call to get more “young people” to watch the Oscars, which was as successful as Rob Lowe dirty dancing with Snow White twenty two years ago. Despite the hype, fad and trend of the new “hip” culture, this year’s artistic and box office winners contained conservative story telling narratives.

Fortuanley, the Rondo Hatton nominations has been announced and CinemaDave.LiveJournal.com has been nominated again for best blog. Unlike the Academy Awards, The awards are fan-based, and have no connection to any commercial sponsor. Anyone in fandom can vote or propose nominees.

Cinema Dave is asking for your vote on ballot 16, BEST BLOG OF 2010.



Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Jane Russell accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award at FLiFF 25

Jane Russell begins her acceptance speech for the 25th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,


Jane Russell follows the follows the first rule in public speaking, be candid.



Jane Russell accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,


Jane Russell accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,