Yes, last night were the Academy Awards, and I'm usually home in front of the TV, looking and listening to everything on the screen on the very special night. From the gowns and tuxedos to the speeches to the facial and body expressions as the camera pans and singles out audience members, I am captivated.
Alas, last night I had to be downtown for my daughter -- who was attending a concert with a friend -- so my husband and I chose to see a movie while she enjoyed her music. We chose HUGO, the Martin Scorsese film that had already racked up a number of honors in other award shows.
Going into the film, all I knew was that it was award worthy. I did not know the story. I did not know who the actors would be. I knew nothing about the film, in other words.
And you know what? Sometimes that's a very good thing. No expectations hover around you.
We went in knowing nothing, but we came out very enlightened and moved by this delightful, well-crafted film.
Bravo, Mr. Scorsese, on a job well done!