Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday Salon - February 26
Welcome to Sunday Salon, the Oscar edition. I know what you're thinking - "why is she even talking about the Oscars, she's repeatedly said that she doesn't see movies until they come out on DVD?" Well, yes, that's true. But I do love to watch great movies and I am totally going to an Oscar party tonight so I need to get my head in the game. Plus, for a change, I've actually seen quite a few of the nominated movies.
Of course, I'm excited to see who will win in the best actor, actress and movie categories. Seriously, though, if the story is no good, not even George Clooney or Ryan Gosling can save the movie. Well...maybe they could but no one else. Luckily for the two of them, they got to star in "Ides of March" this year, one of the movies nominated for best adapted screen play. Which is my very most favorite category.
haven't seen it, you definitely should - it was the first screwball comedy!), Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and "The Grapes of Wrath," and Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird." The list of all previous winners in this category positively makes my heart go pitter-patter - there are so many great plays and screenplays I have yet to read. To be honest, not all books and screenplays that have been made into movies were nearly as good as the movie they were made into. But there had to be some kind of a great beginning there, right? So someday soon, you might notice that I'm reading Upton Sinclair's Oil! - you may know it better by it's movie title, "There Will Be Blood."
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I don't usually watch the Oscars, but do always make a list of the winning movies and then make plans to see them. I am weird like that. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend and that you enjoy the show tonight!ReplyDelete
I won't watch the Oscars, but I'll sure be checking to find out who won.ReplyDelete
I saw the Ides of March recently - it was very well done! I really haven't seen many of the nominees. Despite my best intentions, this seems to happen every year.ReplyDelete
I like to watch the pre-game show. I know that The Artist is going to win or The Help! The Academy likes to think it is artsy! I loved the book and the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck reminds of the George Clooney of that era!ReplyDelete
That's actually true...so movies are off the hook while others aren't! I probably won't watch much of it but I am rooting for The Help and the women from the movie!ReplyDelete
We're watching the Oscars right now. I haven't seen a lot of the movies either. I agree that adapted screenplay is the best category. Have fun tonight!ReplyDelete
I hope you guys are enjoying yourselfs! I actually thought I might email/call you and C, to let you know I'm watching over here (DH is traveling). :)ReplyDelete