Kathy, your usual Wednesday blogger, is out of pocket today so this is coming to you from Jean. Kathy will check in with you soon.
I know everyone else who wanted to blog about the Oscars probably already has. I probably should have. Technically, I could have done it Monday, except I'd have had to get up at five o'clock in the morning. That time of day, I only have about two thoughts to rub together, one of them concerning coffee. So this is your Oscar report. I don't have much credibility but I am allowed to hold forth anyway because I have a blog.
I love the Oscars. I used to try to see all of the movies nominated for best picture but I rarely accomplished it. And that was back when there were only five. Now that there are ten, I don't even try.
It was purely by accident that this year I had seen four:
The King's Speech—Loved it. Was pleased that it won.
The Social Network—Loved it. Would have been pleased if it had won.
True Grit—Liked it. Don't think it would have made the cut in a five nomination year.
Toy Story 3—See above.
I'd like to see:
The Black Swan—I have some interest because I am related to some very good dancers—so good they've danced at the Kennedy Center and gotten money for it. These relations come by marriage, of course. The Guy's pedigree is more cultured than mine.
The Kids are All Right—I like Annette Benning and Julianne Moore.
I do not want to see:
The Fighter—I don't care for boxing. It just seems so sweaty. Every time you see boxing, sweat and blood goes flying whenever someone gets hit—which is often because this is boxing and that's the point. I'm sure there is plenty of sweat and blood in my sport of choice, football, but it is covered up by a helmet.
Inception—From what I understand, this is about a dream within dream, within a dream, and on and on. I try to stay away from the surreal. It comes from watching Vanilla Sky and Mulholland Dr. with people who were blissful at having just viewed what they saw as cinematographic genius, while I didn't understand a blame thing going on.
I had never heard of these before Oscar Night and I don't remember what they are about:
Apparently, I have no taste. This should not come as a surprise to me since I mostly dress myself by pointing and clicking in the clearance sections of Lands' End and Eddie Bauer. Everyone who knows everything about fashion disagrees with me but I thought Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchet had beautiful dresses
Did you watch the Oscars?