The prediction

KATHMANDU: The Oscar winners are out, and with the Academy Award winners our Dubby’s DVDiscussions have also scored.

If readers recall, Dubby Bhagat has discussed Crash, the movie adjudged the best at the 78th annual Academy Awards on March 5, well before the Oscar nominations were out.

In the December 17, 2005 issue of The Himalayan Times, Bhagat had said, “Political correctness is stripped away in Crash a brilliant film which takes us into the bleak but exquisitely filmed heart of racial tension and personal problems that meet when an array of disparate characters are forced to realise that life and death are secondary to the survival that leads people to despicable acts… The verbal exchanges in Crash have been called shocking, tense and witty.”

The DVDiscussion on January 7, alerted readers on which movies to look out for in the year 2006. And about Brokeback Mountain directed by Ang Lee starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger about two cowboys who fall in love with each other, it was mentioned that the movie has an Oscar buzz about it.

Memoirs Of A Geisha directed by Rob Marshall, Good Night And Good Luck, Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman as a brilliant troubled writer as he writes his most famous book about random murder, In Cold Blood, were all listed here urging readers to “catch them when they come”.

Our February 4 DVDiscussion was all about the Oscar nominations with Bhagat pointing out Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line playing Johnny Cash’s wife as the likely Oscar winner. He had also told us to “watch for George Clooney in Syriana”.

On February 25, the readers were taken into the love and intrigue in a shadow world in Memoirs of Geisha. Last Saturday was all about Brokeback Mountain. And when the winners took home their Oscars at the 78th annual Academy Awards, we feel a winner in a way too as Dubby’s DVDiscussion has hit all the targets.