Kudos, Sasha Stone!

January 29 (Sunday Morning): I’m kinda blue because Andy Trudeau won’t be doing his annual segments on the Oscar-nominated musical scores anymore, but I’m still an NPR junky, so the radio is on…

And the new host, Rachel Martin, says soon she’ll be starting a new segment on Oscar-nominated screenplays… Well, now I’m 100% awake…

And the time comes & Rachel introduces Sasha Stone of Awards Daily, & she says:

So, looking back at the group of nominees for best adapted screenplay, they’re really different movies. I mean the “Ides of March,” this is a kind of political drama; “The Descendents,” this family story; “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;” and “Hugo,” which is a kids’ movie. Is that typical of the category to have such a broad range of movies?

And Sasha replies: It is typical in a way. But when you kind of drill down into it you’ll see similarities, which is that they’re all five male-driven storylines. And thematically, they’re all about a central character who’s kind of lost and searching, you know, to redefine himself in the world that he’s living in. And they’ll kind of follow that pattern.

Have I died & gone to heaven???

Shout Out to Sasha: You go, girl 🙂

Click HERE for audio link & transcript.

Tags: Blue Oscar, Oscar Blues, Stop Blue Oscar

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    • Vikki Evers
    • February 26, 2012
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    I wish I were so easily consoled after the loss of Andy Trudeau’s segment on Weekend Edition Sunday. For me, it was one of the best pieces they did all year and eagerly anticipated by many fans. His comments made me listen more critically to scores appreciating them as stand alone music. There is nothing like it anywhere. I’m still blue – come back Andy.

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