Monday, February 27, 2017
Just A Little About Hollywood...
Goodness me, I am sure everyone has seen the mistake at the Oscars, when "La La Land" was announced as Best Picture when it should have been "Moonlight". Of course, Warren Beatty saw on the envelope, "Emma Stone, La La Land" and was understandably puzzled but what did he do? Why, he simply HANDS it over to the woman beside him! Typical! Faye Dunaway, poor woman, just glances at it and sees "La La Land" and announces the movie as the winner of "Best Picture"! Did you see this on TV? I didn't, it was too late at night for me, but dang, that was the main item of news today, so I didn't have to stay awake, did I?
Academy, here is my suggestion:
Just have ONE briefcase with ONE set of envelopes naming the winners, by the time you get to the end of the show and you have ONE award left to hand out, there will be only ONE envelope left.
Sometimes, simple solutions really are the best.
It was mentioned that Bill Paxton had died on the same day as the Oscars. Jennifer Anniston was obviously upset as she announced this. Reading of him it seems that he was a kind friend to many. Today, Tom Hanks said of him, "He was simply a wonderful man".
Bill Paxton was in two of my favorite movies:
"Aliens" and "Apollo 13". If you have not seen these films, you should! Another film that he did that sounds interesting to me is "Frailty"...he not only starred in this but also directed it.
If you have seen this film, please let me know what you thought of it, would you?
Also, it seems that Bill Paxton worked in the art department for Roger Corman in the 1970's. Who is Roger Corman? Please tell me that you know "Little Shop of Horrors"! (This is one of many that Roger Corman directed and produced.)
I am a big fan of the movies, have you noticed? Also, you should never underestimate my knowledge about Hollywood, my brain is STUFFED with this and has room for little else. It does me NO good in life but you will want me on your trivia team, if the subject is anything to do with films.
As my signed photo of Kevin Costner says, "See you at the movies!"
(Actually, I rarely go to the movies...I just wait to see them on TV, in the comfort of my own home. How about you?)