Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!


Be safe out there!
The Film Experience will be back tomorrow. Enjoy your festivities whatever they may be.
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15 comments:

Alex said...

Have you seen that wonderful photo of Meryl at a Doubt event a couple years ago? If not...

http://s3.hubimg.com/u/1174658_f520.jpg

Kristopher Tapley said...

Awesome collage.

Volvagia said...

I really don't get the Academy handing DDL a second Oscar for Plainview. If it was that he didn't have one, OK. But it's the wrong type of part for a SECOND win. Of course, if it wasn't him, it was going to be Depp and based on his career I'd have no problem with that. My pick would be Pegg. He took a REAL cop (Not a total stick in the mud (The Wicker Man ('73)), goof off (Beverley Hills Cop), psycho (Bad Boys) or mixture of the latter two (Dirty Harry)) and found something there true, balancing out what could have been an over directed, over stylised mess, instead of saving it through matching it.

dining tables said...

Where did you get those photos? I love what you did in that collage. I am curious about the second picture. Happy 4th of July!

NATHANIEL R said...

the pictures are from gangs of new york, brokeback mountain, x-men and stepford wives.

TB said...

I love the halo of stars around Glenn Close. America's a fan of her too!

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Why do I love Stepford Wives so much? Glenn Close must be the Pine-Sol of cinema.

Alex said...

OFF-TOPIC: When are we going to see the Julianne interview?????


The suspense is killing me!

Towelie said...

Volvagia, are we talking about who? Pegg? Cop? Are we talking about Simon Pegg on Hot Fuzz or something?

/3rtfu11 said...

I really don't get the Academy handing DDL a second Oscar for Plainview. If it was that he didn't have one, OK. But it's the wrong type of part for a SECOND win.

He earned his 2nd Oscar like he did his 1st.

Volvagia said...

If you switch which part type when(extreme inhuman before subtle evocation) I could get behind both wins. I hold 2nd wins to a higher standard than 1st wins, and I question why more critics don't think that way. And yes, I am talking Hot Fuzz. I'm searching through film and there are so far 3 light comic turns, 2 dramedic turns and 5 Darker Comic turns I think are Best of The Year:

'49 Dennis Price (Guiness is supporting), Kind Hearts and Coronets - Dark Comic
'59, Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot - Light Comic
'64, Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove - Dark Comic
'83, Peter Capaldi, Local Hero - Light Comic
'87 Richard E. Grant - Dramedic
'93 Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness - Dark Comic (He's crazy, there's zombies)
'97 John Cusack, Grosse Pointe Blank - Light Comic (It's a toss up, but I decided on light because there's no-almost no humour in the actual deaths or the reason behind them)
'03 Bill Murray, Lost in Translation - Dramedic
'07 Simon Pegg, Hot Fuzz - Dark Comic

Am I wired too much for comedic acting?

/3rtfu11 said...

I hold 2nd wins to a higher standard than 1st wins, and I question why more critics don't think that way.

The Oscars aren’t about what they’d like to proclaim and pretend to be about. It has always been a patting on the back from friends. Many great actors who are dislike within the industry get denied nominations and actual wins. How can you judge a performance as the best? It is all personal bias. There are several different styles of acting that are appropriate for the character they’re playing and the film their in ---- but if you talk to a lot of critics they claim that was subtly, behind the eyes, none flamboyant performances as if that affects the causal movie fan ---- most of the legendary performances standout because of clever dialogue and showy moments of behavior.

Some 2nd Oscars are default – Field, Foster, and Swank.

Volvagia said...

I'm the furthest thing from casual. I love the stuff, and I'm trying to get into the classics before diving back into the new material. To see where it all comes from, y'know?

Volvagia said...

And by the way, you do realise that under your logic, Tony "Say Hello" Montana is a more legendary performance than Pacino's Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II. Montana is nothing but clever dialogue and showy moments of behaviour.

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