Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Nilsson does Ernie Kovacs

From a rare BBC special:

Thursday, March 04, 2010

And the winner (maybe) is...

My final too-late-to-turn-back predictions:

  • Best Picture: "Avatar"
  • Best Director: Katheryn Bigelow "The Hurt Locker"
  • Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
  • Best Actress: Sandra Bullock
  • Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique
  • Best Original Screenplay: "The Hurt Locker"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: "Up in the Air"
  • Best Animated Feature: "Up"
  • Best Foreign Language Film: "The White Ribbon"
  • Best Documentary Feature: "The Cove"
  • Best Documentary Short: "Music by Prudence"
  • Best Live Action Short Film: "Kavi"
  • Best Animated Short Film: "A Matter of Loaf and Death"
  • Best Original Score: "Up"
  • Best Song: "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart"
  • Best Cinematography: "The White Ribbon"
  • Best Film Editing: "The Hurt Locker"
  • Best Art Direction: "Sherlock Holmes" (This is the only one I'm having second thoughts about, simply because it was such an awful film.)
  • Best Costume Design: "The Young Victoria"
  • Best Sound Editing: "Avatar"
  • Best Sound Mixing: "The Hurt Locker"
  • Best Visual Effects: "Avatar"
  • Best Makeup: "Star Trek" 

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Down the rabbit hole, circa 1903

Courtesy of the British Film Institute, the first film adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland".  Read all about it here.

Cinematic altar

This memorial to James Whale can be found by the Showcase Cinema in his hometown of Dudley, England.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Walkin' my cat named dog

A great forgotten song.. How did this one fall through the pop-cult tracks?

More of Norma (the b-side?) here.