Coming soon: The February Round-up!
Right around Oscar time, MoviePosterAddict posted 79 Years of Best Picture Winners in Posters. As I scanned through the gallery, I noticed something unexpected: many of the posters of movies adapted from novels actually featured a book in their layout, something you’d never see today. Here are a few examples:
How Green Was My Valley, 1941
The Lost Weekend, 1945
Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947
All the King’s Men, 1949. No picture of a book, but “Pulitzer Prize Winning Novel” is prominently featured.
From Here to Eternity, 1953.
And that’s all, there ain’t no more.
You’ve suspected it all along: the only thing preventing Garfield from being an indictment of modern American anomie is Garfield himself. Behold Garfield minus Garfield: poignant, disturbing, moving, and much, much funnier.
I won an Oscar pool! A certain J. S. at the Indiana University-Bloomington Office of the Registrar runs an annual Oscar pool, and this year, I won with 7 out 8 correct! Here were my picks:
- George Clooney for “Michael Clayton”
- Daniel Day-Lewis for “There Will Be Blood”
- Johnny Depp for “Sweeney Todd”
- Tommy Lee Jones for “In The Valley of Elah”
- Viggo Mortensen for “Eastern Promises”
Best Supporting Actor:
- Casey Affleck for “The Assassination of Jesse James”
- Javier Bardem for “No Country for Old Men”
- Phillip Seymour Hoffman for “Charlie Wilson’s War”
- Hal Holbrook for “Into the Wild”
- Tom Wilkinson for “Michael Clayton”
- Cate Blanchett for “Elizabeth: the Golden Age”
- Julie Christie for “Away from Her” (Wrong!)
- Marion Cotillard for “La Vie En Rose” (Winner)
- Laura Linney for “The Savages”
- Ellen Page for “Juno”
Best Supporting Actress:
- Cate Blanchett for “I’m Not There”
- Ruby Dee for “American Gangster”
- Saoirse Ronan for “Atonement”
- Amy Ryan for “Gone Baby Gone”
- Tilda Swinton for “Michael Clayton”
Best Adapted Screenplay:
- “Atonement” – Christopher Hampton
- “Away from Her” – Sarah Polley
- “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” – Ronald Harwood
- “No Country for Old Men” – Joel and Ethan Coen
- “There Will be Blood” – Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Original Screenplay:
- “Juno” – Diablo Cody
- “Lars and the Real Girl” - Nancy Oliver
- “Michael Clayton” – Tony Gilroy
- “Ratatouille” – Brad Bird
- “The Savages” – Tamara Jenkins
- Julian Schnabel for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
- Jason Reitman for “Juno”
- Tony Gilroy for “Michael Clayton”
- Joel and Ethan Coen for “No Country for Old Men”
- Paul Thomas Anderson for “There Will be Blood”
- “Michael Clayton”
- “No Country for Old Men”
- “There Will be Blood”
You Are a Comma
You are open minded and extremely optimistic.
You enjoy almost all facets of life. You can find the good in almost anything.You keep yourself busy with tons of friends, activities, and interests.
You find it hard to turn down an opportunity, even if you are pressed for time.
Your friends find you fascinating, charming, and easy to talk to.
(But with so many competing interests, you friends do feel like you hardly have time for them.)
You excel in: Inspiring people
You get along best with: The Question Mark