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May 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm #1202906293
There was an odd press conference today where some reporter asked why Robbie didn’t have more dialogue in the film. Tarantino shot it down and said I reject your premise. Robbie supposedly just laughed it off. It sounded like the reporter was trying to make it a sexist thing. I guess the men have more lines than Robbie. Heard it on the radio coming home. Probably online somewhere.May 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1202905159
When are the awards announced?May 22, 2019 at 1:04 am #1202904095
I’ve had mixed feelings about the show but Williams was really excellent in this episode. I think she’s definitely a contender to win now.May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm #1202903881
Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice
(and Kramer Versus Kramer was the best of her early supporting roles)
Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl
Jane Fonda, Klute (but definitely not Coming Home)
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
all three of the Network winnersMay 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm #1202903874
I kinda think Gwyneth Paltrow won for her best work. I don’t think she can ever top that, actually she reached her limits and yet she still wasn’t even the best from that lineup lol, which shows how limited she is as an actress from one part, and how undeserving she was. But she fits the topic, so…
I thought Gwyneth’s best work was the next year in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Funny how Cate B. was in that too and also great. After dominating awards the previous year neither one of them got any traction for Ripley. Anyone know what category Paltrow was campaigned in?
She was also great in Proof.May 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm #1202902584
If Stone had been put in lead and the other two in supporting, do you think Stone would have been nominated? I think Colman would have still won in Supporting even with Weisz as competition.May 20, 2019 at 8:55 pm #1202902493
I’ll join the bandwagon and say that Network is far and away my favorite to take this prize. The fact that three actors had parts that were compelling enough to win 3/4 acting prizes that night without even appearing in a single scene with one another is a testament to the genius of that script. They were so effortlessly able to craft a world rich with interconnected characters that felt so real even if it was satire.
Yes! It won three Oscars for acting and there were still more award worthy performances. William Holden and Ned Beatty were nominated but Robert Duvall and Marlene Warfield as Lauren Hobbs, the spokesperson for the terrorist group are also brilliant and could have been nominated. When do you get a film with 7 great roles. Hardly ever.May 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm #1202902483
But then Alex frames Dan for her suicide with his fingerprints all over the murder weapon. That didn’t sit right with me, which is why I preferred the ending they used for the film instead of the alternate ending.
I like the new ending better too.
Does she really frame him though in the first ending? Doesn’t she just take the knife and cut herself like she saw in the opera she goes to? Madame Butterfly I think.
Then he gets arrested since he had fought with her and pulled the knife away from her at one point. I don’t remember an indication that she was consciously framing him. How do you remember it?May 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm #1202900275
She played Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction. Her character was suffering from mental illness ( extreme BPD ) She became a psychopathic stalker and died from strangulation at the end. Her character was misunderstood and needed help.
Some argued that Fatal Attaction was dark and tragic but Academy didn’t have problem giving awards to Kathy Bates in Misery or Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the lamb.
Fatal Attraction earned 15 X more than it’s budget.
That was kind of the problem though. People didn’t realize at the time that the character was highly mentally ill and suffering. The press just made her out to be a villain. That’s why Close didn’t want to film the new ending where she is like the creature from Aliens or Michael Myers and just keeps coming after them. Actually she survives the strangulation and drowning by Michael Douglas and rises up out of the tub like some monster until Anne Archer shoots her.
The alternate ending is less dramatic but more consistent with borderline personality disorder in that she just kills herself.May 19, 2019 at 12:48 am #1202899271
Network is brilliantly written. It is almost like literature. Just Beatrice Straight’s part alone is stunning. “So she gets the emeritus years and I get the dotage? I am you wife and if you can’t work up a winter passion for me the least I excpect is respect and allegiance.”
Not sure if I got the quote totally correct but wow. That is intelligent writing.May 17, 2019 at 11:34 pm #1202898265
It does seem like the loss or just the publicity from this season has really energized her film career.
If you look over her films for the past few years it was either small parts in big movies or just stuff I never even heard of.
2 or 3 big roles announced in the last 2 months is pretty good.May 14, 2019 at 11:55 pm #1202894479
I think they are given sheet music for all the nominees and then quickly grab the one that wins. Probably rehearse all of them at some point prior.May 13, 2019 at 9:42 pm #1202892881
Why isn’t Olivia Colman in the predictions centre anymore for Les Miserables?
I was surprised to see a huge add in SAG magazine this month but they only list the West, Collins and Oyelowo FYC.
Odd. I’d think Colman could get an easy name check. Maybe Collins has it in her contract that she is the only one who can be submitted in Suporting Actress? Just guessing.May 13, 2019 at 9:28 pm #1202892868
It is odd how Susan Sarandon got into lead for Atlantic City when she was promoted as supporting where she says she voted for herself. They never seem to go against what the person is advertised for.