I just had a really bad case of LBM this morning that's why I excused myself from my only class today... just saying.
Okay so, I'm mighty glad that the President declared a National Holiday yesterday so I was able to watch the 81st Academy Awards which aired at 7AM in here. I woke up at 6.30AM, just for this thing. Hey, I'm a lover of films so I can't miss this for the world! Anyway, here are my rants and raves:
- Seriously. What is up with Miley Cyrus? Her dress looks fabulous from the belt up but the other half is simply ridiculous. I LOLed at some comments from Yahoo, here are some of them just for fun:
"yes, i hate her, now she looks like a human christmas tree in the beginning of March!!" - Loretta
"Miley! Stop! Don't let them take over your young and impressionable mind! You can do it... you can dress yourself. Next time, remember you are 16 , not 50!" - Rmk
She's probably one of the worst dressed I've seen in the event. Runner-ups include Mickey Rourke (could have been better!) and Philip Seymour Hoffman's cap.
- Best dressed: Angelina Jolie who looked extravagant in her rather simple but elegant gown, Penelope Cruz who looked absolutely stunning, Taraji P. Henson who looked very classy with her sassy hairdo and elegant white gown and Hugh Jackman who absolutely looked dashing!
- Hugh Jackman was a very good host, he kept me entertained with his little intermission numbers.
- Slumdog Millionaire bagged 8 Oscars (including Best Motion Picture) and everyone involved in the film deserve this success. Hoping to see more of Freida Pinto!
- I'm glad Penelope Cruz took home an Oscar. When she got on stage and delivered her speech, I can't help but melt because of her to-die-for Spanish accent. Definitely the Spanish Enchantress!
- Yay, Kate Winslet finally took home an Oscar. Damn it, give her ten more!
- The short film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen was funny. They laughed whenever there's drama on-screen, especially scenes from Doubt, hahaha!
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button received 13 nominations and bagged 3 Oscars. I'm glad Brad Pitt didn't win Best Actor.
- I was touched with Queen Latifah's performance.
- Tina Fey was hilarious and awesome, paired with Steve Martin.
- Jack Black, Robert Pattinson and Adrien Brody didn't bother to shave or fix their hair.
- I think Sarah Jessica Parker's dress is ridiculous.
- Heath Ledger deserves the Posthumous Oscar Award.
And oh, since we're talking about films, let me just post my favorite classic movies.
Breakfast At Tiffany's. Starring highly-acclaimed Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
- I will never forget when Audrey Hepburn, looking out at the road, sings Moon River while George Peppard looks on.
- I have never read Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's but I'm planning to.
- The lead actress was originally Marilyn Monroe but her agent said that it's not good for her image to portray Holly Golightly (she smokes, drinks, etc.) so the role went to Audrey Hepburn instead and I'm glad it did.
- I have read the book but enjoyed the movie more.
- It's a shame that the two kids who played Scout and Jem were not very successful in their career. I've read somewhere that Mary Badham continues to visit schools to promote the film and relive it while Phillip Alford is involved in a construction work thing.
- As far as I know, this is the only book that Harper Lee was able to publish. She was really good friends with Truman Capote, writer of the mentioned Breakfast At Tiffany's. (Got that info from the Capote film, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's a film about In Cold Blood and his struggles.)
- Wow. This has got to be the best movie I've seen all my life. I have read the book and I was caught up in the mania leading me to this film. Margaret Mitchell captured every single detail of the South's triumphs and defeats, a war novel that is never boring.
- I know all of the characters (perhaps close to a hundred) by heart as they are all memorable.
- I could go on and on about Gone With The Wind.
- Vivien Leigh was perfect as Scarlett O'Hara. Perhaps because she is a lover of the acclaimed war novel. She embodied Scarlett's braveness and selfishness, among other qualities.
- Favorite Line: "As God Is My Witness, I'll never be hungry again!" - Scarlett O'Hara
- I love the book as it is. I refuse to read Rhett Butler's People and Scarlett as they were not written by Margaret Mitchell. She's the only one who knows how to manipulate the characters as it's her own.
What about you, what do you think about the Oscars, any rants and raves? Worst and best dressed? People who should not be there? Feel free to share your favorite vintage movies!