lunes, 7 de marzo de 2011

On the fascination and disappointment of the so-called worst Oscar host ever; Mr. James Franco from Palo Alto California // Or How more than (...)

Original title: On the fascination and disappointment of the so-called worst Oscar host ever; Mr. James Franco from Palo Alto California // Or How more than 200 countries watched the great performers (once again) ignoring James Franco, which in any case didn´t do any harm and how Peter Hapak pulled out great portraits of the Oscar´s nominees.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

The Oscar. Everyone is invited (to watch it on TV of course) and we all did it on February 27, 2010. After the opening montage, a mixed composition of the nominee movies, we watched James Franco and Anne Hathaway walking to the stage, James recording with his blackberry a video for his “vlog” and a very excited Hathaway said; “Oh my gosh, you´re all real!”. Franco adds seconds later: “Wow”.

Photograph taken from whosay.com/jamesfranco / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

The 127 hours best actor nominee somehow ended up being criticized by a lot of people on the web. First off, I believe people get tense nowadays when they see someone as relaxed as James Franco was in the ceremony. “He´s stone!” someone posted on a blog after he said his first word on stage. There was some kind of slightly prejudiced against him. A tendency to say that he didn´t deserves the honor to host the Oscar. I guess you can´t say “wow” anymore on TV without being considered a drug addict.



Video taken from whosay.com/jamesfranco / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

TIME even included him in a list of the “top ten worst awards show host” considering him a “one big ball of awkwardness. He stood awkwardly, read from the teleprompter awkwardly and even dressed in drag awkwardly”.

Screenshot of TIME website / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Franco stated days before the ceremony in his defense that "It's fine, it's like one night. So, it doesn't matter." But the internet buzz didn´t stop there. Some people really wanted to see Franco fail and fail hard. Some said he didn´t take any job serious, others criticized his “Vlog” and his will to broadcast via internet a behind the scenes in real time from the Oscar. But all the Gossip and bad vibes couldn´t stop Franco in make the ceremony his own feast of experiences. How? Being what most people hate about him; himself.

Photograph taken by Chris Carlson AP / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Al Seib L.A. Times / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.


And the Oscar goes to:
Illustration made by Sean Mccabe for Time / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

With more than 200 countries watching the Oscar live from Los Angeles, the ceremony is considered one of the biggest events of the year. The first ceremony award was held on May 16, 1929 and it was created to give recognition to professionals in the film industry, from the technical department to writers, actors and directors.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Every year people around the world sit in front the tv hoping their favorite movie and actors to win the Oscar, but this year´s winners weren´t too different from the winners of previous awards.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

With not too many surprises, there isn´t much left to say about this and because this blog is about photojournalism or simply photography, let´s cut to the chase.


Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

What brings us here today it´s the series of portraits Photographer Peter Hapak took of the Oscar´s nominees for TIME Magazine.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Born and raised in Hungary, this photographer has a remarkable huge portfolio that it´s worth to check it out. Photography is a family business to Peter. He belongs to the fourth generation of photographers in his family and you can surely see he got it in his blood.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Citing “Human beings” as his inspiration, Peter Hapak is a photographer that explores his love for photography in different areas, such as entertainment, art, social issues and conceptual projects among others.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

Here´s an interview from designtaxi.com to Mr. Peter Hapak, and his most recent work "the great performers" essay with Oscar nominees can be seen here.

Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.


Photograph taken by Peter Hapak / Used only for purposes of illustration/nonprofit.

The official site of Peter Hapak is here.
The Top ten worst awards- show hosts can be seen completely here.
The James Franco "Oscar in real time" tweets can be seen completely here.

Thank you all friends for reading. I´ll see you very soon! take good care and enjoy life.
See you on the road!

Bye!
Written by Jesus Rodriguez
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1 comentarios:

Juan J. Espinoza dijo...

Indudable el talento del pana, pero siento que con algunos de sus "modelos" no tuvo que trabajar mucho.

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