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Monday, March 13, 2023

Death Benefits at the Oscars

ERISA covers certain death benefits.  Slasher films and zombie movies involve death (and undeath, if you will).  There, connection made.  (This isn't the first time I've used an arguably attenuated (to say the least) ERISA connection to post about things that realllllly interest me.)

In watching the Oscars, I came upon two winners that brought me back to all-time Favorite movies of mine.  To wit:

- As I've said, the Zack Snyder remake of Dawn of the Dead gets my vote as the Best Zombie Movie of All Time.  And now I get to see Sarah Polley win a screenplay Oscar!

- As I've said, John Carpenter's Halloween soundtrack is quite simply unsurpassed.  More generally, the movie's utterly iconic status is indisputable.  And now I get to see Jamie Lee Curtis go from acting in her very first role to getting an Oscar!

Much of the evening focused on movies, performances and other things that (with the exception of Brendan Fraser's (say "razor") turn in The Whale) didn't quite do it for me.  So you go ahead and pay attention to the various ancillary moments from the evening, like Best Director, Best Picture, etc.  I'll just focus on the things that interest me.*

* I did note Jimmy Kimmel's incredible Robert Blake reference (hey, there's another "death benefits" connection (!!)).

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