Friday, January 09, 2009

Advertisement or Sharply Satirical Messaging?

Do you see a photo promoting the new season of Damages...



...or a subliminal message about the way Oscar treated Glenn Close in the 80s.
(note the shiny gold dress!)

14 comments:

Runs Like A Gay said...

Or will Glenn's performance contain traces of her Sunny von Bülow in memoriam?

mrripley said...

ok glenns supporting role 82 nom was well deserved as was her best in show 83 supp nom but her 84 the natural nom was not,i loved her in fatal attraction but had no probs withe cher winning or holly hunter but what i dfind amazing is that foster wonglenns oscar one of my all time fave performances sometimes iwatch it just to here her say "war",and she was unjustly overlooked in favour of lorraine bracco and mary mcdonnell in 90.

she will never be nommed again and may not even get a recognition award much like weaver and pfieffer ane moore won't.

Kamikaze Camel said...

What an odd poster...

NATHANIEL R said...

runs --hee. whatever it contains i love it. i mean i had my doubts last year (another gorgon role for Close?) but she seems to be taking this one in as many directions as she can so it's fun to watch.

Moasey said...

That is FU**ING Brilliant!

Poor Glenn...loved her in Dangerous Liaisons!

Michael Clark said...

I'm glad that Glenn moved to television. The Emmys sure treat her way better. Here's to hoping she'll have another golden decade in some media format.

Ryan said...

…. You make me smile.

And yes the ’88 Oscar should have been hers… if only to make up for ’87. Poor Glenn. Has Emmy been kind?

Anonymous said...

Nate, I love it that you can see an allegory in anything.

Jim

NATHANIEL R said...

well, an Oscar allegory in anything.

Casey Fiore said...

I'm sorry but Glenn Close is just 1 of those people for me. cant stand her at all but i have no reason to dislike her. I suppose it's because she's never quite done it for me as an actress plus I'm far from attracted to her

mrripley said...

you don't base liking a performance on whether you fancy someone!!!! i am gay and that means i'd be out in the cold as far as actresses are concerened!!!

Anonymous said...

Unleast, she's doing a great role in a sucessful TV serie. Her Patty Hewes is a excellent villian with human motivations. I love her and I hate her at the same time!! ;)

I don't think she's necessary out of the Oscar contention. Maybe she will do the principal role in August: Osage County

Billy Held An Oscar said...

I will forever adore her as Jenny Fields in 'The World According to Garp'. Perfect.

Does anyone remember when she and Peter Coyote were the announcers a few years back at the Oscars ? I don't know why but it made me sad.

Can anyone say 'honorary' ?

Anonymous said...

Damages is one of the best shows on TV right now. Simple as that. Everyone is great in the ensemble, and of course Glenn Close provided one of the more complicated portratis of female on TV. Too bad they probably wouldn't make a movie version of Damages....lol
Surprisingly, Rose Bryne (?) was totally ignored. I thought she was as good as Close. I didn't see that much potential, got blindsighted by 28 weeks Later.