I know it's Tuesday and I am just now posting about my weekend, but I'm sure you didn't miss me too much. I know that my life is so exciting and full that you are on pins and needles waiting for my next post, so here it is. Think you can handle it?
I had a kind of OSCAR weekend. I finally went to see Brokeback Mountain. I must say that I was pleased, but at the same time a little disappointed. Pleased as I read the short story a few years back, before there was ever any talk about a movie, and I was amazed at how much the movie stayed in line with the story. The screenplay adaptation was phenomenal. The movie stayed true to the story, with even adding a few things it didn't take away from it at all. The direction was superb, and the cinematography was outstanding. But how can you go wrong with such backgrounds to pull from in Wyoming, Colorado and even Texas. I also thought that Heath Ledger's portrayal was true to the story and character. Was his acting Oscar worthy though? It was good, very good, probably his best to this point, but Oscar worthy? In my opinion, not really. Jake was okay, but again not Oscar worthy. Michelle Williams did an outstanding job as Ennis's wife, hiding what she knew was the truth, but not wanting to accept it. Oscar worthy? I don't think so. I truly think Brokeback Mountain should receive an Oscar for best picture and Director, and I hope the Academy agrees. I was moved and drawn into the story. As Movies go I think it gets a 9 star.
The I decided to finally watch the Godfather trilogy that I purchased last week. I have seen all three movies before, but never in order back to back. (I know I have no life if I can sit through three Godfather movies one right after the other, but it was a long weekend for me!) As I watched these movies I was reminded of what Oscar worthy means. All three of these movies are still outstanding. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and of course Marlon Brando are all some of the greatest Actors we have had the opportunity to see in our lifetime. Francis Ford Coppola did a hell of a job pulling these great books into a cinematic classic.
As I watched these movies and then looked at both Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro in their younger days in those first two movies (which were made 30 years ago) I also realized that they both were very HOT young men! Then I look at them today and wonder...
Will Jake Gylenhaal and Heath Ledger age as well as these two men have?
Thirty years and they both are still good looking men. I think Al has aged a little better than Bob, but hey who am I to judge, look how I've aged in 30 years! I haven't really aged, I've matured. But that is also a matter of opinion.
Does anyone else see a resemblance between me and Robert De Niro??