You know, I can't imagine what that was all about with BR at last year's show. But.
On the one hand, I think that it's possible whoever cut together that montage saw Bottle Rocket while researching Sundance, and assumed it was the feature, not the short. Who knows how such a difference could be overlooked, but they're not Racers, and regular folks make mistakes. ;)
Also, it's possible that that editor knows and loves BR and was getting those clips on the reel. Look how tough it is for us to get a decent copy of the short. Maybe it's all s/he had access to for the thingie.
Maybe it was a little dig. We can't possibly know.
But the fact that a talking-head was all, "Bottle Rocket!" just made it feel like a respect thing, for Wes and Owen's nomination. I was totally irritated by the inference that the BR feature played at Sundance, when we all know Sundance's rejection of the feature actually wounded Wes and Owen a little, certainly disillusioned them. But I think you're probably right about the snaps to Sundance; however sour the grapes might have been in 1996, they were pretty sweet in 1994.
I wonder who owns the rights to the short, exactly? Maybe Columbia gave the Academy permission to clip the feature because Wes and Owen refused it. Anything's possible.
Speculate, speculate, speculate. :)
<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Edit myself back on topic:</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> I just read the article all the way through. My gosh, I think Luke and I share the same brain in some ways. I take a little comfort in that. Just a little. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>Edited by: highwaters at: 6/30/03 3:37 pm