View Full Version : Oscars are ON! Who's gonna watch??
02-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Could you keep me updated? I'm not gonna watch the damn thing.
Well, I guess the updates aren't really necessary ;)
Was kind of an interesting moment - don't ask why I am watching this :blush:
02-25-2007, 08:29 PM
No television for 15 years but here's something I culled.
Mediatus Humanus est not so sapient.
02-27-2007, 12:35 PM
the fact "Two Hands" won best short documentary.Like a lot of people,I had no idea Fleisher had made a comeback.I,of course,only knew him from his great records,from the 50s,and 60s.Especially his stuff with Szell.Great records.
February 22, 2007 - Michael Elkin
Leon Fleisher is the focus of Nathaniel Kahn's Oscar-nominated film.
Nathaniel-Leon-Oscar: Three-Part Harmony on Film?
A left-handed compliment need not be a two-fisted slap in the face.
Just ask Leon Fleisher, the classically trained class act of a music man whose body of work has been limited to left-hand scores for so long due to an enduring war with dystonia.
It is a neurological battle he has nerve enough to win; as Fleisher has keyed in on a career, it helps that one hand is aware of what the other one is doing.
How appropriate then that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences put its hands together to tout this man of artistic bent and scientific benefits, applauding a master class of a film created by Philadelphia's Nathaniel Kahn.
"Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story," nominated as best short documentary, is an inconvenient truth Fleisher has had to live with for decades, a classic case of an artist dealt a bad hand compensating with an extraordinary exercise in a deft defense against life's vicious vicissitudes. études as attitude? The remarkable story of this Curtis Institute of Music professor who wouldn't let his career be curtailed by the disease is made even more so by a stunning sentient sense of artistry by Kahn.
There is an outstanding performance of the Ravel Concerto for The Left Hand,from French television,from 2006.
02-27-2007, 01:35 PM
"Al Gore? Way too independent, and this global warming stuff please! Good for Hollywood but not for our economy. He is needlessly scaring folks into finding alternatives to our comfortable way of life. Indeed, his truth is inconvenient for the bigs. The utilities don't like him, the oil boys can't stand him, and the auto industry is more than a little suspicious. Hell, he even opposed the invasion of Iraq! The bigs don't like any of it. 'Thanks anyway, Al. Good movie.' "
02-27-2007, 02:55 PM
before too effusive in your praise: http://www.progressiveindependent.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=104&topic_id=62248&mesg_id=62248
Kid of the Black Hole
02-28-2007, 12:18 PM
but I did read people say he looked fat..he's huge
runs with scissors
02-28-2007, 11:12 PM
runs with scissors
02-28-2007, 11:22 PM
I watched the entire thing for the first time in my life. Incredible narcissistic pageantry of self-glorification.
But I know a lot of decent folks who like this kind of stuff, and think of these worker/actors as their friends and contemporaries.
But, yeah, as these "anchor" stars are aging, they're packing on a few pounds. Gore was far from maxing out on the Marlon Brando scale, but he could use a few bike rides. Must be all that junk food out on the Global Warming Trail.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.10 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.