Iit is never easy to assess the artistic merits of a movie. Let us look at three films racing to clinch the coveted Best Picture Oscar - McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey, Gravity, and David O Russell’s American Hustle. So which of the three should the Academy venerate?
It is always difficult to judge – and to honour – an artistic creation. How, for instance, in the world of ours are we going to decide that one painting is superior to the other? How, for example, are we going to judge two very different kinds of sculpture? Can we dare say that Michelangelo’s David is a shade better than the Statue of Liberty or some of the majestic images of Buddha?
Anyway, we would know the result of their dilemmas on March 2, when the Oscars would pop out of the white envelopes.