Some of you may remember Fresh Paint’s stunning promo for TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar event from last year. This year’s reprise uses the same basic structure but manages to top the original somehow.
Both promos “star” a masterfully cut montage, which on its own would be an achievement. But the real magic is in the interplay between the screen and the set, a metaphorical armature that works brilliantly for a promo built around the Academy Awards.
I’m glad that TCM and Fresh Paint both found the courage and energy to take on this project again. Whille I’m not sure it’ll work for a third year, this encore is a welcome gift.