The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled a new promo video for the 2013 Oscars, featuring Seth MacFarlane paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." Check it out below.
MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad," is hosting the Oscars this year, but it has yet to be seen what type of humor we are to expect. The Academy Awards has been trying to attract a younger audience and is hoping that MacFarlane will accomplish that.
The 2013 Academy Awards is set to take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre and will be televised on the ABC television network.
minkowskiwrites: on January 25th, 2013 at 1:35:18 PM
"but it has yet to be seen what type of humor we are to expect."
Who taught you how to write, Alex? A Russian Speak and Spell?
And Seth, man, he's one funny, funny guy.
"That'll bring in the young people---spoofing a 1960 classic. What will the next promo be Seth? A hilarious send-up of Charlie Chaplin classic "Modern Times?""
You might have that backward.
Seth is the hip youngish popular one. If anything, because of his repoire with people of a certain age, his spoof just might familiarize them with material they would have never encountered otherwise, so without any sarcasm, it's pretty cool Seth went with Psycho and not some modern crap.
Not sure how young or what age range they're trying to get interested in the oscars, but the problem with that is simply is that, the younger generations generally aren't interested because academy awards take films too seriously that are so underappreciated, hated by critics nd loved by fans...if you have a competition of films most younger people are interested in, THEN they'll be interested, but another problem with that is there's hardly any films today that are good by comparison to films from the 2000s and back
Jarmiezwrites: on January 25th, 2013 at 6:37:01 PM
surprised? mcfarlane mooching off of someone elses idea for a cheap laugh, then youve never seen 5 seconds of family guy
Dreamcastwrites: on January 25th, 2013 at 11:45:49 PM
Yes, Seth. That was indeed a reference to something in pop culture. But where's the joke?
minkowskiwrites: on January 26th, 2013 at 12:15:48 AM
"but another problem with that is there's hardly any films today that are good by comparison to films from the 2000s and back"