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Jul 17 2019

Outback Chemistry

Marvelling,on a rewatch today,at the relationship Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr conjure inThe Sundowners(1960).This marriage is incredibly specific,and they give you their lived-in camraderie,their longstanding grievances,their happy-sex-life vibes,and even their future together constantly.

What actors have wowed you in terms of conjuring authentic marriage vibes onscreen?

Unrelated P.S.: It's a pity that Robert Mitchum only ever received one Oscar nomination in his career.His & hers would have not been untenable here and he very obviously should have been in the mix forNight of the Hunter(1955).

Feb 25 2019

On Glenn Close's Oscar Curse

by Nathaniel  R

At this point in her long and celebrated career,Glenn Close surely has reason to wonder.Consider it a reverse Sally Field: 'Youdon'tlike me?Youreallydon't like me?'

There are many familiar time-tested ways to win an Oscar and Glenn Close has tried them all.She's tried the debut performance that makes everyone's jaw drop with 'who is THAT?' wonder (World According to Garp).She's tried being the actor who becomes a kind of symbolic representation of an entire film and cast (The Big Chill).She's tried having the necessary momentum,twice actually,with three consecutive supporting nominations ending inThe Naturalearly in her career,and then two consecutive lead nominations a few years later (ending withDangerous Liaisons).She's tried having the kind of blockbuster zeitgeist hit that can carry you to win even when youaren'tdeserving though she certainly was (Fatal Attraction)...

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Feb 06 2018

26 days til Oscar.(From Here to the 26th Annual Oscars Eternity)亚博主页

by Nathaniel R

With but 26 days left until Hollywood's High Holy Night,it's time to get cracking on film year wrap-up everything so expect a few more Oscar chart revisions very soon plus the Film Bitch Awards and such.But until then,let your minds drift back to the dirty sexy 26th annual Oscars when Burt Lancaster,亚博主页Deborah Kerr,and Monty Clift all got filthy forFrom Here to Eternity(1953) which took Best Picture and seven other Oscars but none for the three leading actors.亚博主页

The Best Picture nominees were...

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Jul 17 2017

Beauty vs Beast: From Ape To Eternity

Jason fromMNPPhere with a new round of our "Beauty vs Beast"series!I haven't had a chance to see War of thePlanet of the Apesyet but I have heard the near unanimous praise so I'll make it soon - until then let's tackle the classic original film from 1968 this week,because who doesn't love to see Charlton Heston shackled and abused for whatever reason.Opposite his amusingly bombastic astronaut George is Dr.Zira (Kim Hunter),who gives that movie's simians a sweet heart - something that the new series of films has really run with.

PREVIOUSLYLast week we wished blad icon Yul Brynner a happy birthday withsome King of Siam actionbut it was his dancing partner who swept y'all off your feet - Deborah Kerr won 67% of the vote.SaidPam:

"I always pick the lady in a gentleman vs lady competition.Plus Deborah Kerr gets higher marks for looking glorious in period dresses and Technicolor.And how easy and natural her chemistry seems with all of her male co-stars,even if she detested them IRL.(But according to some sources,she had dalliances with more than a few...but Yul was not one of them)"

Jul 10 2017

Beauty vs Beast: The King and... Who?

Jason fromMNPPhere.Tomorrow is the 97th anniversary of the greatYul Brynner's birth,and while there are several options we could tackle for this week's "Beauty vs Beast"(The Ten Commandmentsbeing the most obvious) I decided to go with the most awkward for me - 1956's technicolor musicalThe King and I,because I feel like we could use a colorful musical right this minute.There's just one problem,which is what renders this "awkward"- I haven't ever seenThe King and I.Whoops!

I know the basic gist - Deborah Kerr plays a school-teacher who moves to Siam and she and the King (Brynner) teach each other about their different cultures and fall into something like love.But specifics?Notsomuch.So here's the deal - I will go home and watchThe King and Ithis week,pinky swear,and you guys tell me in the comments what your "Pros"and "Cons"are for each character in place of me listing them.Deal?Deal!

PREVIOUSLYLast week we went looking for thebest Wingman of theTop Gunbunch,and as I figured might happen the current anti-Cruise zeitgeist carried Iceman (Val Kilmer) up into the stratosphere with 52% of the vote.Tom Cruise,your career is in the Danger Zone!SaidTravis:

"I'm just very concerned for the well-being of anyone that would vote for a tiny troll over the delicious Iceman."

Feb 11 2017

15 Days Until Oscar: The habit,get into it.

15 is today's magic number.As far as I can tell -- though I am not Pope-infallible-- 15 women have been Oscar nominated over the years for playing nuns or nun apprentices...what are they called,novitiates?novices?problems-like-Maria?

Let's pray for them together after the jump.Which of these nominations do you most approve of and why is it so hard to win for playing a Sister or Mother Superior?

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