Monday, July 31, 2006

It's Scarlett Johansson Week

I'm taking a blogless vacation next week (there'll be guest bloggers to entertain -their identities TBA). In order to not collapse trying to come up with stuff to talk about this final week before the break, I needed a theme. Given her current ubiquity, Ms. Johansson came immediately to mind. Let's gaze at Scarlett. Drink her up from every conceivable angle.


Stay tuned for discussions of Scoop, The Black Dahlia, a memo to casting directors, Scarlett co-star tangents and more. To kick off the festivities please vote in the new poll regarding her best performance. Which is it? Will it be a Translation landslide?

tags: Scarlett Johansson, movies, films

16 comments:

Arun said...

I do love me some Scarlett..

Even though I love her performance in 'Translation' (watched it again the other night for the first time since 03 and -- wow) but my heart (and vote) go to Girl with a Pearl Earring. She was just perfect. The sad thing is that nothing she has done since has come close to her work in those two films (or Ghost World). I'm hoping that she knocks me out in Scoop, The Prestige and the Black Dahlia, so that I can catch Scarlett fever all over again.

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adam k. said...

You know, you could've done Hugh Jackman week just as easily... but Scarlett week is just fine with me.

I voted LiT without much fuss. Seemed like the obvious choice. It doen't hurt that LiT is far and away her best film either. I guess Girl w/a Pearl is a pretty close second, though.

Kamikaze Camel said...

It really was tough deciding between Translation, Ghost World and Girl With A Pearl but I did indeed choose Lost in Translation.

Can't wait for The Black Dahlia (as my blog makes abundantly clear) and The Prestige.

Scott said...

The best part of my NYC trip last month to find a job/apartment was running into Scarlett on 40th Street :)

Here's hoping my life in NYC is full of those moments.

Trashbag Kid said...

I like Scar's performance in LiT a lot, but....Ghost World forever!

Even though Nat doesn't think much of it...

Alanna said...

Best film performance... hmm, hard to say, since she's always the same.

Anonymous said...

GHOST WORLD is her best performance. LIT is terribly overrated IMO, though I could just feel that way because I find Bill Murray to be unfunny, annoying, boring and a complete asshole

filmfan said...

oh I love this girl... shes sooo sexy, and such a talented actress... her best performances? "match point" "lost in translation" and "girl with a peal earing" but "girl" is her best.

Anonymous said...

Translation for me. Ghost World 2nd.

Rob

Witchiepooh said...

Hrm, as I think I've said before I don't really get the whole Scarlett fixation. She's been good in movies like Lost in Translation but I agree with Alanna that her performances are not all that different. Her range (to me) is from sullen to sex pot... now that may seem like a real range, but the truth is it is all about using that pouty mouth of hers....

As for Ghost World I love it, she nails the bored post-high school sarcastic tone. But for me the movie is Thora Birch (and Steve Buscemi). And maybe it's just me, but in every other film she's in, I feel like she's playing a variation of the same character.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I like to think her Lost in Translation character is her Ghost World character just a few years later.

adam k. said...

In honor of Scarlett Johansson week, can I just say that I just saw Scoop, and it's really not that bad at all? Rotten tomatoes rating below 40%? What? Not the second coming, but not a bad movie at all. fyc: Scoop for most underappreciated movie of the year.

RC said...

i heard recently that scarlett was going to be the spokesperson for reebok in 2007...for sporty female look.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Marcelo said...

I agree with alanna and witchiepooh. I don't think Johansson is a bad actress but I believe she hasn't managed anything special.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is her finest performance so far.

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