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Iron Ladies

By Anastasia , published on Mar 1, 2012

There is one compelling reason to see The Iron Lady– Meryl Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher. This is not acting; it’s almost as if an uncanny doppelganger has come to life, a performance which seems to clone the real-life Thatcher; her speech patterns, her mannerisms, her movements, her gestures; a fine observation of the finest details. This really is iron. The movie itself, though, is a little more like wood.

I have no hesitation at all in saying that Margaret Thatcher only stands comparison with Oliver Cromwell as the greatest commoner in British history. When people like... (more)

Tags: movies, academy awards, british politics, margaret thatcher

Dressing The Part: Motion Picture Costume Design

By KLiedle, published on Mar 3, 2010

The empty cloth body of a doll is placed on a sewing table. Sawdust pours into the doll's body, giving her form. Then, yarn hair is attached, button-eyes are sewn in and suddenly a little girl in a yellow raincoat we come to know as Coraline falls into the next frame. It is with this same attention-to-detail that a costume designer approaches the challenge of dressing characters for a film.I've always been in awe of costume and fashion designs. My mother taught me to sew by hand. All it took was a needle and thread, some cloth, and a vision. Simple, yet complicated. Enriching... (more)

Tags: los angeles, oscars, academy awards, fashion design, motion picture costume design

The Oscars, R.I.P. 1953-2009

By tmoya, published on Jul 1, 2009

... sincere at the press conference announcing this rule change. Nonetheless, I deduce a more accurate reason for the sudden rule change from Mr. Ganis’ quote, “… of course, there is a hope that there’ll be even more interest in the Oscars around the world.” (James, Meg. “Behind the Academy Awards Best Picture Decision.” Los Angeles Times 25 Jun 2009)

The Oscars began their death march in 1953, the year the awards were first televised. The shows have been sucking air like some bad asthmatic for the last decade. The reality being steadily declining television ratings for the... (more)

Tags: oscars, academy awards, best picture, mgm studios, academy of motion pictures arts and sciences

And The Winner Is...

By D. E. Carson, published on Feb 25, 2009

 

And you thought I wasn’t going to say anything about this year’s Academy Awards.  You should know by now that any time I can take shots at a bunch of liberal hacks I’m going to do it.

First of all, I didn’t even watch this year and the sole reason was because Sean Penn was nominated for a best actor award.  That alone was reason enough for me to go find something better to do with my time last Sunday.  But for Penn to be nominated for best actor in anything is enough reason to boycott the Academy Awards.  But then he’s nominated for a movie named for... (more)

Tags: movies, academy awards, sean penn, frank langella, richard nixon, frost nixon, mickey rourke the wrestle, and the winner is

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