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Kate, a six-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner, tells U.K. newspaper The Guardian, "It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I will never give in. I am an actress, I don't want to freeze the expression of my face." Winslet is a
We strongly support you, ladies! You are so beautiful just as you are.
Did any of you catch that AMPAS has opened up a Production Design Database? It's just got two sample searches right now "Science Fiction" and "Wedding Clothes" and many of the items you still have to make appointments to actually see but what they do have up gives you a taste of their rich history. (It's better to search more generally -- like say by picking a year -- than to search for a specific film). Since I didn't do as much as I intended for the June Wedding theme here at the blog, I thought I'd share a couple of their illustrations for one last walk down an aisle (and to give you a taste of the type of stuff they have.)
The wedding search is more Costume Design than Production Design but those two departments are usually tight. In the picture above you see illustrations of stars Elizabeth Taylor »
- NATHANIEL R
She now co-stars in Mike Mills' haunting new movie "Beginners." Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is struggling with the loss of his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), who died from cancer just five years after coming out of the closet. Then Oliver meets Anna (Laurent) at a Halloween party and falls in love with the funny, complicated, insightful woman who moves from hotel room to hotel room. The film is based loosely on Mills' relationship with his own father.
Laurent is also a jazz singer and director; her full-length directorial debut will come out this November in France. Blunt and beautiful, Laurent is just the woman Hollywood needs right now, and she wasn't shy about telling us why she auditioned with a fake dog, or exactly what she thinks of director Lars von Trier. »
- Jenni Miller
The modern day Joe Cocker has just arrived into the music scene. We still think that Cocker’s famed tunes, such as “You Are So Beautiful” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” could be released nowadays and reclaim their #1 positions on the charts. What we mean by modern day is that this artist brings back Cocker’s rugged vocals into a world where repetitive and beat heavy tracks dominate the radio waves. Although his tunes might not have these contemporary elements, we still imagine the tracks of the up and coming artist, Jim Bianco, passing alongside these wavelengths. Bianco’s ability to control his raspy sound unearths a bunch of [...] »
4 items from 2011
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