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A FANGirl's Forkstress of Solitude

And I’m back!

So, I’m back and ready to discuss Bill Condon directing Breaking Dawn. I never saw Dreamgirls, but it obviously did very well. Who could forget Jennifer Hudson jumping from American Idol to the big screen and winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar her first time out? Only 15 people, including Hudson, have won Oscars for their debut films BTW. While Hudson is undoubtedly an amazing performer, it speaks highly for Condon’s direction that an actor with so little experience could be directed to an award-worthy performance.

The only other film by Condon that I can comment on is Kinsey. I thought it was well done. Most notable here is the portrayal of pain and discomfort that can be caused by sexual relationships that are outside the norm. More important is the message that just because the relationship may be outside the norm doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong. The skill with which Condon handled this could come in handy with Breaking Dawn. Now if only he can put some of his writing experience (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Chicago) to use and “improvise” during filming.

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking Dawn | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I SQUEED my pants!

On the subject of the Academy Awards…

I watched the red carpet. I watched the whole show. And I commandeered OMB’s TV to do it. He was a good sport until Rob showed up and I involuntarily SQUEED my pants. He made a snarky comment about shaving for the Oscars. I replied that Rob did shave, which earned a very confused look from OMB. Then he said something about Rob over-acting! I was so stunned that I don’t remember how or why he said it. What was his problem? Being #2 next to a guy I’ll probably* never meet is practically like being #1. It can’t be jealousy, can it?

*I’m still waiting for an interview/audition for my application to be his Kept Woman.

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Actors | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twilight at the Oscars

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Latifah to sing “I’ll Be Seeing You” during the In Memoriam portion of the Oscars

First, I already know I’m going to cry at the In Memoriam part. The combination of Queen Latifah, I’ll Be Seeing You, and photos of people we lost this year will undoubtedly do me in.

What I’m really looking forward to is whether RPattz and KStew will make the Best or Worst Dressed list. Not that I normally pay attention to such things, but they seem to draw the wrath of the fashionistas more than most people do. It should prove entertaining. I hope they show everyone and look absolutely fabulous. If only Mr. Blackwell had held on just one more year.

February 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments