' ' Cinema Romantico: The Rooney Mara Bandwagon: Proud & Headin' Home

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Rooney Mara Bandwagon: Proud & Headin' Home

You might have heard Meryl Streep won a Lifetime Achievement Award...er, Best Actress Oscar at Sunday's Academy Awards. You might have heard Meryl Streep instantly, cleverly cut off the inevitable Twitter-y backlash at the pass in her speech. (Hey, I got no problem with Meryl. If I'd had my druthers - which I never do - she would have won an Oscar back in '06 for "A Prairie Home Companion." Alas.) You might have heard some Viola Davis supporters were shocked, chagrined and rather confused that their gal lost. You might have even forgotten that Michelle Williams, Glenn Close and one Rooney Mara were nominated too! Were they really even 'nominated' or were they just for show? Like the three people you put in a charity 100 Meter Dash opposite Usain Bolt to get their clocks cleaned? Whatever.

The Rooney Mara Bandwagon holds its heads above the fray.

The Rooney Mara Bandwagon knows she wasn't robbed because The Rooney Mara Bandwagon knows she didn't need to be validated.

Let the Hollywood glitterati bicker. Let the gossip columnists write their columns with their gossip. Let the Streep-sters and the Viola-ites hurl dirt clods.

The chairperson of The Rooney Mara Bandwagon will never forget how one Friday he went and saw "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" entirely out of obligation, because he felt like everyone was talking about it (whether for good or bad) and he didn't want to be left out of the loop, and suddenly found himself being transported to that spellbinding place only the movies can take you entirely on account of a performance.

Oscars can be stolen or (in a little known rule) taken back by the Academy.

The performance? That lives forever.


Andrew K. said...

Still not a big fan (Robin Wright ALL the way) but I love your dedication. '

*cheers and applause*

Andy Buckle said...

Following the Oscars, the Rooney bandwagon, the editing win and a fantastic discussion about the film I recently had with some friends of mine, I bumped DRAGON TAT up my 2011 list. Really love it. I can't believe I am saying this - but looking forward to THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE.

I thought it was really great she was recognised, but in that crowd, yes she should have won.

Nick Prigge said...

Andrew: Cinema Romantico is nothing if not dedicated to its favorite performances. So thank you.

Andy: For as many problems as I had with the movie itself, I'm really, really looking forward to catching it a 2nd time on DVD.