Monday, November 05, 2007

I Miss...

You missed me desperately during my week off, didn’t you?
[awkward silence]
er…well, even if you didn’t notice my absence, I was all excited to be back to the film experience. Yet here it is Monday and I got nothing for you. Nothing! Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a sentence to complete.

I miss ________________ [insert director, actor, whomever/whatever you’re pining for here]”

61 comments:

DL said...

Alicia Silverstone circa mid-90s.

Sam said...

Kathleen Turner as a femme fatal.

JA said...

Shelley Duvall.

Ryan said...

... Cate Blanchett.

Kidding, um, Elisabeth Shue.

vince said...

making out.

vince said...

(Hollywood Blvd was closed off last night for No Country For Old Men)

vince said...

... the days before CGI. I just tried watching "Transformers." I've learned my lesson (I hope). Michael Bay will never take up any of my time ever again, regardless of the reviews. This automaton has no sense of storytelling what so ever.

Anonymous said...

Emma Thompson. She needs to work more.

CRG said...

the cartoons of the 80's

Michael C. said...

...Robert Altman

Anonymous said...

Alexander Payne, 14th Arondissiment was simply not enough.

Michael Parsons said...

Angela Bassett being an amazing lead actress

Pablete said...

The Movies that Brought Magic to this World. Audrey Hepburn. Clark Gable. The MGM Musicals. The Old Glamour, the Old Charm, the Old Talent. Alfred Hitchcock. The Great Walt Disney. In summary, the Golden Years.

Melinda said...

Disney musicals, Jonathan Brandis and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Kurtis11 said...

Angelina Jolie's curves

Anonymous said...

James Dean

Anonymous said...

Danielle Radcliffe -

did you hear that his theatre play Equus will be coming to Broadway?

c.p. iñor said...

Sam: Kathleen Turner as whatever.

Melinda: Right there with ya on Buffy.

c.p. iñor said...

also I miss Cher the ACTRESS.

Anonymous said...

I miss...
the simple, pure enjoyment of films I used to have. I don't know if it's just because I've grown older and more jaded and cynical or if it's due to the internet now presenting me with way too much information and too many opinions about films before I ever get to see them.

All too often I'm now not able to experience a film on its own merits. Instead I sit there evaluating it against my preconceived ideas of what it is and what it should be and what people I'd like to do well and who I want to see fail.
I hate that I've become like this and yet I'm unable to stop spoiling it all for myself.

Yaseen Ali said...

Winona Ryder.

Lyn said...

velcro.

Ashley said...

woody allen circa Hannah and Her Sisters

Kamikaze Camel said...

1980s film scores.

Deborah said...

Meg Tilly.

Anonymous said...

Dry Ice

J.D. said...

Misty.

Moohbear said...

Soft focus.

The Artist Formerly Known as Ferpecto said...

...pretty much everyone you've mentioned - Alicia Silverstone, Kathleen Turner, Shelley Duvall, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett, Cher the Actress, Winona Ryder. I also miss Mira Sorvino and Madeleine Stowe from the good old days when they ruled Hollywood. If there would ever be a movie in which all of them would star together, I'd die with a smile on my face the moment the closing credits started rolling.

I miss the gorgeous women of Twin Peaks, too. And I miss Once and Again.

Nick Davis said...

Ralph Fiennes, circa Quiz Show and Strange Days, when it suddenly seemed like it was All Going To Be About Him for a long time. I was so into him, he was practically an actress.

I also miss the days before cell phones.

JS said...

Actresses who've earned their ego.

Anonymous said...

A Burtonless Helena Bonham Carter

-cal roth

Brooke Cloudbuster said...

Lena Olin

16 Year Old Blogger said...

Winslet, well I always miss Winslet, but also Julie Andrews. The singing Julie Andrews.

Queeny McGay Fairy said...

Bette Midler, the actress
Oprah Winfrey, the actress
Cher, the actress
Goldie Hawn
and wtf? where is Angela Bassett and why doesn't she have an Oscar?

adam k. said...

Oh god, so many good ones have been said.

In addition to Cher the actress, Angela Bassett's career, dry ice, velcro, Robert Altman, James Dean, and Angelina Jolie's curves, I miss Susan Sarandon's, Robert Redford's, Rupert Everett's and Cher's pre-op faces.

And the Clinton years.

adam k. said...

Oh, and River Phoenix (RIP).

And Star Trek series that didn't suck (that would be the first three and sometimes Voyager)

adam k. said...

And Star Wars movies that didn't suck (again, that would be the first three).

There, I'm done.

Anonymous said...

Natalie Wood

Beau said...

Ingmar Bergman.
Jamie Lee Curtis.
James Cameron.
Kevin Kline.
Sigourney Weaver.
Julianne Moore utilizing and capitalizing on her talents.
Kubrick.

Anonymous said...

Elisabeth Shue. In movies without Dakota Fanning.

Rob

Anonymous said...

Angela Bassett has like 4 films out next year. The year after she's doing Toussaint with Cheadle.

lisa said...

Nat-Talk amongst yourselves.

Did anyone notice how crowded the acress race will be next year ( If , of course, these films are well received)

Blindness-Julianne Moore
Doubt-Meryl Streep
Revolutionary Road- Kate Winslet
Sunshine Cleaning-Amy Adams
The Duchess-Keira Knightley
The Young Victoria-Emily Blunt
The Changeling-Angelina Jolie
Time Traveler's Wife-Rachel Mcadams
The Reader-Nicole Kidman
Australia-Nicole Kidman
Appaloosa-Renee Zellweger (SP?)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona-Scarjo
Fireflies in the Garden-Julia Roberts
Ice at the Bottom of the World-Charlize Theron

Anonymous said...

Natalie Wood and Kathleen Turner

Anonymous said...

Anon-7:18

Agreed, Oscar Watching would be a lot more fun if people weren't so mean-spirited and cynical.

Ron said...

Bjork as an actress
Meg Ryan as she used to be
good Nora Ephron films
Ingmar Bergman

Anthony JX said...

the hours, with all beautiful actresses...

crazycris said...

Judy Garland

NATHANIEL R said...

I feel like i've been transported into a tent and I'm shouting out hallelujahs.

such good taste in these missing.

so many things to comment on that i almost can't comment. but a few things

Nick -Fiennes so great he was almost an actress. LOL. seriously I did and it's 6:52 AM and i'm not usually laughing that early

Vince -mwah

anonymous 7:18 -it's true. This is why festivals are cool. it's hard to have as much information when nobody else has seen the movie either. but yes it's getting harder and harder to stay open minded. it's the info overload. and negativity seems to be piped into everything.

ferpecto i love to hear the names madeleine stowe and mira sorvino uttered. ever. Ah for the mid 90s hopefuls that didn't last to the aughts...

and anyway

everyone are y'all trying to seduce me by just listing my favorite actresses or what?

Ellen Antill said...

Lean, killingly handsome Kevin Costner, circa No Way Out and The Untouchables.

Ellen Antill said...

Oh, one more. How about lean, killingly handsome Jack Nicholson circa Five Easy Pieces?

The Artist Formerly Known as Ferpecto said...

Oh, oh, yes, Kevin Costner circa those days Ellen mentioned. Joined by Madeleine Stowe once again. Another Revenge, maybe? :)

KingRoper said...

Madeline Kahn, Babs being funny, and musicals that actually show entire dance numbers (not split-second jump-cuts).

In life, I miss happy hours - just started a new job where I have to work evenings... boo.

Anonymous said...

debra winger putting on her acting boots and stomping on everyone.

susan sarandons pre op face has she had p.s.

J.J. said...

Rene Russo.

Anonymous said...

Irene Dunne, my favorite actress and
Jimmy Stewart, my favorite actor

Anonymous said...

Ellen Burstyn

Anonymous said...

Ellen Barkin (circa late '80s), Mercedes Ruehl (circa 1991), Rosie Perez (circa 1993-94), and other actresses like them -- ballsy, brassy broads from the borroughs [sigh].

M

Carl said...

...what I never had - a series collaboration between Joss Whedon and Aaron Sorkin. It would the smartest thing in any room it walked into, and would last about an episode and a half before cancellation.

But what an episode and a half!

Catherine said...

Gandalf the Grey.

Anonymous said...

Katharine Hepburn