Sunday, March 7, 2010
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Considering that the Academy increased the "Best Picture" category to 10 films this year, we're surprised that they didn't also stretch the "Best Actor" category enough to give Barack Obama a chance to put an Oscar next to his Nobel Prize. Because his stunning performance in "Bipartisan Healthcare Summit" not only got rave reviews from the mainstream media, it also brought a whole new awareness of the ancient Japanese theatrical art of "Kabuki."
Kabuki performers are loud and colorful...they overemphasize every emotion...they make broad, stereotyped gestures...and they never vary from scripts which were written long, long ago. The performances are a combination of ritual and tradition, and the audience doesn't believe a word that is said. Sound familiar?