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"This genre gives actresses some really juicy lines and roles,but denies them the acclaim that comes from more 'serious' roles.Kidder was a gifted actress who was indelible in a few films."-Lady Edith

"She won a Genie for it - because Canadians have great taste!"-Mike in Canada

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Jan 11 2019

Showbiz History: Hitchcockian Cop,Blige Strippers,and Keanu Replicas

Today in showbiz history.Happy January 11th!

1914Dorothy Jeakins,one of the most celebrated costume designers of all time in Hollywood (12 nominations and 3 Oscar wins) who designed classics likeThe Ten Commandments,The Sound of Music,andThe Way We Werewas born in San Diego

1919One hundred years ago todayMort Mills,was born.He's the highway patrolman inPsychothat freaks Janet Leigh out with those black hole sunglasses -- it's like looking at a skull...

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Apr 26 2012

Lifeboat of Pi

Despite having not read "Life of Pi"in its previsual form -- I know I know --  I found myself unduly excited this morning seeing this image from the Ang Lee adaptation.Is it because I love cats?Unfilmable books?Ang Lee?All about the above?☑

24 Frames has an article about itinvolving a Scorsese/Lee conversation about Lee's 3D learning curve. Here's the image.

Despite his belief in the format,Lee was open about his struggle to adapt to the technology.While filming "Life of Pi,"he said,the 3-D cameras were cumbersome,and he compared working with them to "operating a refrigerator."

I gotta be honest with you.I love Marty Scorsese almost as much as any random film buff but his current incarnation as "Mr.3D"may lead to divorce.Irreconciliable Differences.I preferred Marty when his cause was film preservation.3D just takes me out of movies,ironically flattening their visual interest for me.It feels like a straight jacket to me or rather,a toothpick propping my eyes open,forcing me to see things I don't want to see.Maybe I need to use my own imagination to add the depth,I don't know.I justhateit.I keep trying to love it because powerful and great filmmakers like Scorsese and James Cameron (a hero of young me and I still love his movies) will never give up till all movies require glasses.

But 3D just makes the movies less magical for me.Sniffle.I adoreTitanicand seeing it in 3D just made it...smaller.It no longer felt like THE MOVIEST OF MOVIES but just "amovie".

I'm only tolerating 3D because I have to.

Someone toss me a Lifeboat.Life of Pineeds less 3D andmore Tallulah!Can I get an amen?

Alfred Hitchcock's LIFEBOAT OF PI

Have any of you read the book?I understand that young "Pi",an Indian boy,finds himself on a boat after a shipwrech with onlya hyena,a zebra,an orangutan,and a Bengal tiger.Since only Pi and Shere Khan are in the official image I'm assuming the tiger ate the other animals already?

If I were to be shipwrecked on a boat with four animals those maybe aren't the four animals I'd choose.I'd think I'd go straight herbivore across the board.Not that you can choose in a shipwreck.

But if I had to go with famous movie animals...

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Someone to entertain,someone to protect,and someone who might rescue me and look great doing it.

And there's no way it'd be anything but a 2-D picture.

Don't leave me floating in this ocean all alone...Which movie animals could you handle a shipwreck with and have you resigned yourself to movie glasses forever?