Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

The definition of why we read books (or watch films and theatre).

"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you and here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out and taken yours."

Friday, March 29, 2013

An irresistible question.

"You thought I was going to kiss you, didn't you?"

Friday, March 29, 2013

A film within a film.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pause.

Friday, March 29, 2013

10 thoughts on...the Olivier Awards nominations 2013

  1. There are two nominations that make me incredibly happy: Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd for Best Actress in a Musical (which was always going to happen) and Helen McCrory in The Last of the Haussmans for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (a bit more of a surprise!).
  2. It's always good to see Kristin Scott Thomas is being celebrated, I just wish Oscar was as quick to nominate her as the Oliviers seem to be.
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an incredible show and is rightly leading in the nomination tally. And its impossible not to love it.
  4. Victoria Hamilton in Love Love Love and the play itself should have been nominated. It was an incredible play...
  5. ...but there is some justice as You Me Bum Bum Train is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.
  6. I wish there was a strict rule about how nominees can be in a category, either four or five.
  7. I feel like I should watch The Audience before I say this but...why is there so much love for this show? I think my preconception(s) of it are blinding me to the fact that it could be as brilliant as The Queen. I need to see it.
  8. How can you nominate Rafe Spall and not Sally Hawkins in Constellations? And the same for Billie Piper being nominated yet Jonjo O'Neill was not for The Effect? Both couplings are terrific because of each other, to recognise one and not the other seems unfair.
  9. It's a shame A Doll's House wasn't acknowledged outside of Best Actress. And that Abigail's Party was ignored completely.
  10. I'll be excited to see the winners announced on 28 April.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

How do you describe a feeling?

I'm going to a ball (of sorts) and need an appropriately outfit. Argh!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

An image to treasure.

I have high hopes more for Kristin Scott Thomas' role and performance in Only God Forgives than the film itself...she looks sensational.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kiss.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Subtitled wisdom.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

An irresistible question.

"Would I trade places with Miss Tracy Lord for all her wealth and beauty?"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Smile.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kiss.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Top of the class. Irish cinema.

10. The Secret of Kells

9. Michael Collins

8. Bloody Sunday

7. In America

6. Once

5. Breakfast On Pluto

4. Poitin

3. What Richard Did

2. The Butcher Boy

1. Adam & Paul

Honourable mentions: Agnes Browne, Garage, The Magdalene Sister, My Left Foot, The Snapper, Some Mother's Son, Song For A Raggy Boy

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Top of the class. Films of the 1940s.

10. Now, Voyager
 

9. Meet Me In St Louis

8. Passport to Pimlico

7. Shadow of a Doubt

6. Mildred Pierce

5. Casablanca

4. Pinocchio

3. The Philadelphia Story

2. La Belle et la Bette

1. It's A Wonderful Life

Notable mentions: Arsenic and Old Lace, Bambi, Brief Encounter, Citizen Kane, Dumbo, Heaven Can Wait, Rebecca, The Shop Around the Corner

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Smile.

Monday, March 11, 2013

How do you describe a feeling?

Overhearing an idiotic conversation.

Friday, March 08, 2013