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Oscars alienate rural stories, says writer

Brokeback Mountain's co-writer Larry McMurtry says Academy members tend to vote mostly for urban stories.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 14:57 IST

Larry McMurtry, co-writer of BrokebackMountain, thinks the urban drama Crash beat out his film for best picture because Academy members discriminate against rural stories.

According to Contactmusic.com, the writer was involved with four Oscar nominated films including The Last Picture Show and Terms Of Endearment. He feels Crash won because it was set in Los Angeles, where most of the Academy voters live.

He says: "The three rural films, I was involved with, lost. The one urban film Terms of Endearment won. Members of the Academy are mostly urban people. Crash was a hometown movie."

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 13:56 IST