Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Wot? No Anvil!

Given how much I seem to hate the Oscars, readers could be forgiven for wondering why I keep droning on about them. Well, tough. There’s another three months of pointless gossip to come. The latest outrage involves the recently announced …

Tue, Nov 24, 2009, 01:12

   

Given how much I seem to hate the Oscars, readers could be forgiven for wondering why I keep droning on about them. Well, tough. There’s another three months of pointless gossip to come. The latest outrage involves the recently announced long-list of films being considered for the best feature documentary gong. Some commentators have taken offense at the exclusion of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, but the real story here is the non-appearance of one the year’s ten best films. Can Anvil: The Story of Anvil — chronicle of a Canadian heavy metal band’s attempted resurrection — really have been too edgy for the Oscar voters. I suggest that the boys visit each Academy member’s front lawn in turn and play Metal on Metal all night long. That’ll learn ‘em.

Here they are playing that tune after a screening of the film at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. You don’t get this after a Michael Haneke film.

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