Anyone who tuned into the Academy Awards this past Sunday would have picked up on some patterns. Two of the biggest winners of the night- Hugo and The Artist- celebrated the history of filmmaking itself. The Kodak Theatre was done up to look like a 1920′s art deco movie palace. Women in vintage costumes weaved through the aisles passing out popcorn. Even the return of everyone’s favorite Oscar host of yore- Billy Crystal- signified a yearning for a return to simpler times.