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RIP John Spencer [Dec. 17th, 2010|01:24 pm]
bgirlla
 John Spencer was the reason I started watching The West Wing, because I'd loved him on L.A. Law. A day late, but:  Act as if ye have faith and faith shall be given to you. Put it another
way, fake it till you make it.

As long as I got a job, you got a job, you understand?
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It's been a long time, been a long time.... [Jul. 30th, 2009|06:04 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |amusedamused]

LJ is telling me it's been 15 weeks since I posted. Oops! So, that means I last posted right when hiatus began? Wow, it's been a while. I'll have to go back and see what the last thing was that I actually wrote about, so I don't repeat myself.

Also, I've been watching tv pilots of late, so I'll be posting my reviews of what's worth watching (and what's not) soon, so watch this space.

And hopefully it won't be another fifteen weeks!
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Paley Festival [Apr. 11th, 2009|05:22 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Yeah, so I had my production schedule shifted AFTER I bought my Paley tix. I've got extras for Dr. Horrible (which I now can't go to...SOB!), Dollhouse and The Big Bang Theory. If anyone knows someone who wants them, lemme know. I only paid $35 each for mine (they're Level II), so that's about $15 cheaper than if you aren't a member and buying them now.
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Oscar Nominees-The Quest thus far [Feb. 19th, 2009|12:38 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |accomplished]

Last year, when I was laid off, I saw everything that was nominated for an Oscar except for four of the foreign film nominations. And I did my will wins and should wins, and more of my should wins won last year. I was curious to know if that was because people saw more of the films because of the strike. So I've tried to see as much this year as possible too, just to compare. I lucked out in being able to see a lot of stuff on screeners, which save me tons of time.


Ironically, I don't really care that much about the Oscars, but I have to say, I do find it fun to see things like the shorts. In bold are what I've seen thus far:


ACTOR, LEADING

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn in “Milk”
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”


BEST PICTURE

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”


ACTOR, SUPPORTING

Josh Brolin in “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder”

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt”
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon in
“Revolutionary Road”


SHORT FILM, ANIMATED
“La Maison en Petits Cubes”
Lavatory - Lovestory”
“Oktapodi”
“Presto”

“This Way Up”

ACTRESS, LEADING
Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling”
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep in “Doubt”
Kate Winslet in “The Reader”


SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION

“Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”
“Manon on the Asphalt”
“New Boy”
“The Pig”
“Spielzeugland (Toyland)”


ACTRESS, SUPPORTING


Amy Adams in “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz in
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Viola Davis in “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”

SOUND EDITING

“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“WALL-E”
“Wanted”


ANIMATED FEATURE


“Bolt”
“Kung-Fu Panda”
“WALL-E”


SOUND MIXING

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“WALL-E”
“Wanted”


ART DIRECTION

“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”

“The Duchess”
“Revolutionary Road”

VISUAL EFFECTS


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”


CINEMATOGRAPHY


“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”


SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Doubt”
“Frost/Nixon”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”


COSTUME DESIGN

“Australia”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Duchess”
Milk”
“Revolutionary Road”


SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL

“Frozen River”
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“In Bruges”
“Milk”
“WALL-E”


DIRECTING


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


“The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”
“Encounters at the End of the World”
“The Garden”
“Man on Wire”
“Trouble the Water”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

“The Conscience of Nhem En”
“The Final Inch”
“Smile Pinki”
“The Witness - From the Balcony of
Room 306”

FILM EDITING

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“Slumdog Millionaire”


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


“The Baader Meinhof Complex”
“The Class”
“Departures”
“Revanche”
“Waltz with Bashir”

MAKEUP

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”


ORIGINAL SCORE

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“Defiance”
“Milk”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“WALL-E”


ORIGINAL SONG
“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”
“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”
“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire”


Am half-way through watching "The Dutchess" on video on demand, and am picking up Changeling on DVD tonight. Hoping to see a screener of Defiance before Sunday. And we're going to see "Doubt" on Saturday, because last Saturday the showing we tried to go to was sold out. Not as many as last year, but still not too bad considering my schedule. 

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I :heart: Joss Whedon [Feb. 10th, 2009|03:12 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |amusedamused]

From a TV Guide interview with Tahmoh Penikett:

Talking about a scene from Dollhouse: "Joss Whedon, the show's creator, considered the scene...his patriotic duty. 'Tahmoh with his shirt off,' Whedon cracks, 'I do what I can to help out America." 
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Yo-Yo Ma Rules! [Jan. 20th, 2009|08:05 am]
bgirlla
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

"You're gonna open your mouth and lift houses off the ground. Whole houses, clear off the ground..."


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Quick Note to Friday Night Lights Fans [Jan. 9th, 2009|06:46 am]
bgirlla
If you have your Tivo season pass for FNL set to "first-run only" you need to change it to reruns and first-runs. FNL wasn't showing up in my To Do List, and I realized that Tivo is considering the NBC showings to be reruns. Once I made the change, it showed up.
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Oh the weather outside is frightful [Dec. 18th, 2008|01:56 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |determined]

Actually, today it's not here in Southern California. It's chilly, but the sun is out, after days of rain and cold (and me not having working heat until Tuesday afternoon!).

However, I'm obsessed with the weather in Cleveland.

Specifically with the weather in Cleveland on Monday. Because we have to change planes in Cleveland. And if we have problems or miss our connection, I'm concerned about actually being able to get to where my parents live. Maybe I should see how long of a drive it is from Cleveland, just in case.

I haven't been home in a year and a half. My twelve-year-old niece is now three inches taller than me. My nephew looks more and more like his Dad. Changes I missed seeing because I couldn't get home to visit for various reasons.

So I'm plotting and planning so that I actually make it home for Christmas, in more than just my dreams.
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When you see this, quote Leo McGarry [Dec. 17th, 2008|10:52 am]
bgirlla
This guy's walking down a street, when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep. He can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up "Hey you! Can you help me out?" The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up "Father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?" The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey Joe, it's me, can you help me out?" And the friend jumps in the hole! Our guy says "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here!" and the friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out.  [beat] As long as I got a job, you got a job, you understand?"

The reason I picked this one is because when I went to "An Evening with John Wells" a few years ago, when Martin Sheen got up to talk, he talked about when John Spencer got sick and needed surgery a few years before he died. And he went out of the state to have it done, because he didn't want anyone to know because he was afraid of what it would do to his career. Before he did it, he was talking to Martin and Martin told him to tell John Wells, that he could trust him. And when John Spencer did, John Wells basically expressed the same sentiment, that John Spencer would always have his job on The West Wing for as long as he wanted it as long as John Wells was in charge. 

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Be our guest, Be our guest [Dec. 9th, 2008|01:46 pm]
bgirlla
[mood |chipperchipper]

We've had some cool guest stars on our shows of late.  Some I can talk about, because they're out there on the internets already, some I can't yet.
I usually don't read the scripts before, so sometimes I don't even know who the guests are and am surprised when I get to to the table read. Such was the case a few weeks ago, when I went down to stage, looked up and found myself staring straight at Michael Trucco (Anders on BSG). He...is hot. Which I'm sure you're thinking "No duh!" But even really hot guys don't necessarily inspire that reaction when you actually see them in person. Michael Trucco certainly did though. I missed the taping of the episode because it was the boyo's birthday that night, but I did get to see the run throughs. There are some weeks I really love my job. :)

We had James Earl Jones a few weeks ago as well. And we have a wickedly funny guest star who I can't say yet since I don't know if it's public knowledge or not.

After tonight we'll be wrapped on both shows. The writers will still be working, but it does make the schedule a little easier. And, hopefully, it means that I'll get out of the office a little bit earlier. I've got Christmas cookies that aren't going to bake themselves!
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