Rachel's Blog: 2008 Oscars - This was a bad idea.

Mon, 25 Feb 2008

Have you seen the pile of books I could be reading now?

More books I have not read

That's 178cm of books. Yet I sit here instead learning to differentiate the different colours of cleaning fluid.

OK enough with the grumpy. I just saw Run, Fatboy, Run, the new Simon Pegg movie. It's great fun! Easily on a par with Hot Fuzz. Perfect date movie too - it's a romcom, but filled with gruesome visual jokes.

Right, they're back.

See, even Jon knows the montages are not funny. Or entertaining.

Song 2. Wait. Didn't someone already do that?

Is it my speakers or is the sound off? No, it's them.

But, hey, broke out the budget with this. More than four people on the stage.

Here are the interesting films that most of us will never get a chance to see. Winner is the one with the cute kid in it. Isn't it always the way?

Ugh. Animated Seinfeld.

More interesting shorts. I'd love to see Peter and the Wolf (and the others) I had the music as a kid and I now have a version narrated by, oh, someone famous. Damn.

More montages. You really can't do anything without writers can they?

Golden Age of Cinema, alive? hmmm. I'll have to think on that one.

I call it for Saoirse Ronan. (I actually have a cheat sheet for the spelling on that one.) Another miss :-(

Comment by damien on Mon, 25 Feb 2008

Ah, the trials one goes through for tradition :)

Comment by Rachel on Mon, 25 Feb 2008

I know! Tradition has a lot to answer for.

Comment by Alex on Mon, 25 Feb 2008

I have a copy of Peter and the Wolf narrated by Dame Edna, lying around somewhere...

I've never thought about putting all my to-read books in a pile; what a gloriously terrifying idea!

And since I did indeed go to bed - thanks for the round-up this morning!

Comment by Rachel on Mon, 25 Feb 2008

You're welcome, Alex. :-)

It might be Sean Connery who narrates my version of Peter and the Wolf, with Dame Judi Dench doing Carnival of the Animals. I can't imagine Dame Edna doing it!