Monday, February 28, 2011

Jane Russell

RIP Jane Russell. We'll never forget you.

Academy Awards

Hi there! It's been a few days, but right now, all I can think about is the Academy Awards. Let me start off by saying that I was absolutely thrilled when The King's Speech won Best Picture and Colin Firth won Best Actor. It was a great night, even if James Franco was a bit too dry and the in memoriam section left something to be desired. I personally wanted to see more Tony Curtis. Some Like It Hot clips, anybody? And it seems that they omitted Betty Garrett all together. The hit of the night though was Kirk Douglas. He stole the entire show, "you know...". I am thrilled that he was able to make it to the ceremony and make the most of it. I was also glad to see Eli Wallach briefly for the Honorary Awards. They really do need to sort out their time better. Less of the Documentary & Editing stuff, more of the big awards and people! Still though, a pretty good night.


Here's a list for anyone who missed something:

Best Picture: The King's Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth- The King's Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman- Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale- The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo- The Fighter
Best Director: Tom Hooper- The King's Speech
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Cinematography: Inception
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Documentary: Inside Job
Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More
Film Editing: The Social Network
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Makeup: The Wolfman
Music (Original Score): The Social Network
Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3 ("We Belong Together")
Short Film (Animated): The Lost Thing
Short Film (Live Action): God of Love
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Inception
Visual Effects: Inception
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network
Writing (Original Screenplay): The King's Speech


Congragulations to all the winners!

                                         Picture: Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, and Colin Firth

-Kristin :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Hi everyone! First off, I'd like to thank Anna for being so amazing by posting a link on her blog to mine. She's incredible. Also, I'd like to thank everyone who likes my blog and for letting me know, whether by commenting or following (or both :D). It's greatly appreciated.

Now, today in the mail, I got TCM's 800 page movie catalog and while most 14 year olds may not want this, I love it. It's got basically every movie I can possibly think of in it. Well, except for Jean Harlow and Clark Gable's "Red Dust" which is sadly underrated and I had to pay a ridiculous amount of money to buy it on VHS. Hopefully they'll play it next month on TCM since it's Jean Harlow month. I can't wait! :D

I'm also in the middle of reading Katharine Hepburn's autobiography, "Me- Stories of my Life" which I definitely recommend. Now if only I could get my hands on "The Making of the African Queen"...

Anyway, I found this picture of Bogie and Bacall and it made me smile, so I thought I'd share. :)

Also, here is a link to my Youtube channel. It has some classic montages, even though they aren't near as gorgeous as some of them I've seen.

Kristin, signing off! :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Random Pictures

Just some cool behind the scenes photos I was excited to find. :)

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck "Roman Holiday"

Cary Grant and a Smart Poodle

Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant "North by Northwest"

James Stewart and Harvey "Harvey"

Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and David Niven rehearsing for the Oscars

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart "Radio version of the Philadelphia Story"

-Kristin :)

Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier and well-wishes to Elizabeth Taylor!

 I'm wishing Sidney a very happy birthday and hope that there's many, many more to come!

Also, after watching "A Place in the Sun" (a gorgeous film, by the way) with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and Shelley Winters yesterday, I remembered that Liz was in the hospital, but is doing much better. Still though, get well soon, Liz!

Stills from: A Place in the Sun (1951)

The chemistry was amazing! :)