Okay, I was wrong yesterday when I thought that best picture went to a movie about Robert Franklin Stroud. Turns out it was actually a movie version of a 1960s cartoon. You can see how I could make this mistake.
We all remember Birdman. The basic premise of the original cartoon was that he was a superhero who dressed like a bird, had a bird sidekick, and for some reason got his powers from the sun. The plot of pretty much every episode involved him fighting a bad guy, getting drained of his powers, flying up closer to the sun to recharge his powers, and then beating the bad guy with the recharged powers. Later, he was rebooted on Adult Swim as a defense attorney in an adultish and humorous way.
I think it’s pretty easy to have made this mistake. The famous prisoner just seemed the more likely subject for an Oscar winning film, me not knowing anything about it. I think I’ve got it right now. At least, I’m pretty sure.
I really shouldn’t rely on Facebook for my news. Or the Onion.