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Let’s talk about the World Where Publicity CAN Be Bought. Think of Hollywood’s big night, the Oscars, or the football season’s glorious pinnacle otherwise known as the Super Bowl. Companies that want their products and services seen by the masses are willing to pay an arm and a leg for the fleeting privilege. It’s a well-known fact that the cost of commercials during the Super Bowl and the Oscars are exorbitant, with companies willing to pay in the millions of dollars for a 30-second spot. Admittedly, a few are brilliant but more often than not, most fall under the category of ridiculously... (more)
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)
With the number of recent celebrity deaths, I fear this particular passing went unnoticed and largely under-reported. The Oscars heaved their last breath of relevance on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2009 when Sid Ganis (President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) announced that beginning with the 2009 awards (scheduled for March 7, 2010), the Academy would nominate ten films for its coveted best picture award; breaking a sixty-five year tradition of only nominating five films to compete for this award. Someone cue the orchestra to strike up a dirge. May the Oscars rest in peace... (more)
..."The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford;" Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men;" Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War;" Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild;" Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"Pick: Golden Globe and SAG winner Javier Bardem should make a killing at the Oscars. The Spanish actor plays his hitman character Anton Chigurh to chilling effect. While the sentimental favorite is 82-year-old Hal Holbrook for his touching performance in "Into the Wild" (the oldest male nominee in Academy history), it is Bardem who will likely take the stage at the Kodak... (more)
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