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Adventures in the Screen Trade

OSCAR NOMINATED FILMS AND GREAT ACTING FROM AN ACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

In no particular order, let's look at the ten nominated films for Best Picture and the performances that help achieve their nominations. 1. Saw AMERICAN HUSTLE for the second time this week.   Great movie, great performances, I am   really impressed.   However, for me, one of the most riveting performance came from the uncredited  Robert De Niro, in the small part of the infamous gangster Meyer Lansky or someone based on him.  (I wasn't clear on this.)   Anyway it's a ...

Posted on January 30, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!

Oscars and the Men

So now we come to Oscars Best Actor nominees for 2014.  Again I will list them in alphabetical order, Leading and Supporting:  and a lusty, lustrous list it is, with a couple of surprising omissions.    Still that is the business and if you focus on what awards you might win, or be nominated for, you will probably fail your career. Barkhad Abdi, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the terrific CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as the pirate Abduwali Muse, who leads the pirate ...

Posted on January 25, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!

GOLDEN GLOBES, BAFTAS, AWARDS SEASON HERE AGAIN

As I watched the Golden Globes on Sunday, I mused about the two ceremonies I had attended, the first when I was nominated for THE LION IN WINTER and second time when friend, Anthony Hopkins was nominated for SILENCE OF THE LAMBS..... I went along as his pal, because Jenni, his wife was stuck in England.  I didn't win and Tony did not win, which was very surprising, but never mind he went on to win the Oscar that ...

Posted on January 15, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects

STUCK IN CHICAGO AND BACK IN BOISE

Jane in London...nice weather for December 6 hours watching the update board on my flight from Chicago to Boise and then the interesting news .....we have lost the pilot, he hasn't arrived to take the flight and it is now cancelled.   Weariness and panic set in, but United Airlines hand out little pieces of paper with discount rates on hotels and line to call to re-book.   I found my way to the Intercontinental, lovely room and proceeded to increase my ...

Posted on January 10, 2014 and filed under Recent Projects

Christmas and the Twilight of 2013

NELSON MANDELA -A Great Man GoneHello everyone, the Year is nearly over and I am in the UK trying to sort out my life here, the practical elements that is, where to live, getting rid of a lifetimes 'stuff' and seeing many dear and missed friends...... missed while I am living in the US.  I do feel as if I live in two countries now and I do and I suppose I will, till I can't do the journey ...

Posted on December 22, 2013 and filed under Recent Projects