Showing posts with label julie christie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label julie christie. Show all posts

Saturday, May 4, 2013

'The Company You Keep' **stars

i hate to say it but i must: this julie christie, robert redford vehicle is a damn bore. sorry jules. it goes nowhere much to slowly. it got lost between political thriller and docudrama and never found it's true way. what could have been an intelligent film has been embalmed.
i am left wondering howerver, what a christie/redford film might have been once upon a time. this is not it. wait for cable or whatever.

julie in 'the company you keep'

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Jules

i'm still mad about julie

i made this in 2010 and well here it is again...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oscarbation: A Look Back at 1997 for Best Actress

1997 was a good year for this category. it was loaded with talent that delivered amazing performances. rating them 1 to 5 was quite difficult for me to do. thEy all deserved to go home with the gold. but rank them i will. here goes ....

helena bonham carter was wondrous to behold in 'wings of the dove'. she left an indelible mark as a lead actress in this film. again the oscar could have been hers with no argument from me

helen hunt's performance in 'as good as it gets' was as good as it could/would get. she gave a wonderful, heartwarming performance. helen won the oscar on the coat tails of the best picture and best actor wins. yet as with the other nominees in this category in '97 her win can be justified. but her on and off 'new york' accent was a tad annoying. a best actress should be able to sustain it.

kate winslet in 'titanic' was wonderful. kate's chemistry with leonardo decaprio was heaven sent. there was not a moment you think 'hey these two don't belong together'. they so belonged together that separating her performance from his is an almost impossible situation. his snub is one of oscar's embarrassments. kate will go on to win her oscar four noms later.

judi dench in mrs. brown was simply wonderful. it remains one of the best screen performances of all time. a stage actress who fit(s) quite well on film. she was amazing as queen victoria in her 'private' life. i repeat the oscar could have been her's with no argument.

let's begin with the premise that julie christie plays a 'b actress' in 'afterglow'. that alone is a major fete as she was/is one of the best 'A' actresses in film. the critics associations hailed her performance in 1997. her fans were rightfully rejoicing. she would not get the oscar come award night but her fans were the true winners because the mostly reclusive actresses of her time returned to the screen. had i been able to vote, ms. christie amongst all the aforementioned wonderful performances would have gotten my vote after alot of nail biting.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie

simply the best and a cut above the rest

can it really be that ms. christie turns 70 today? where the hell does the time go?

time passages


Saturday, April 9, 2011

For Michael

terence stamp in 'far from the madding crowd'

Monday, October 25, 2010

Song of the Day: 'Mr. Dieingly Sad'

a haunting song about longing...we've all been there...

the critters

i really like this version. i'm not sure who is doing the vocals. is it lou christie? i know he covered it.
anyway, who better than julie christie to be the 'blue be your eyes, blond be your hair' object of
         longing and lost affection both in her personal life and her sporadic film appearances that always make us long for more.

Monday, August 2, 2010

TCM Celebrates the Films of Julie Christie Today

they represent some of her best and some of the rest. i guess it's a fair sample if not the ultimate festival. but hell they are celebrating one of the greatest actresses of all time so who am i to complain. set your dvr.

6:00am Fast Lady, The (1962)
A civil servant hopes a car will impress the heiress he hopes to romance.
Cast: James Robertson-Justice, Stanley Baxter, Leslie Phillips, Kathleen Harrison Dir: Ken Annakin C-95 mins, TV-PG

7:37am Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Sean O'Casey: The Spirit Of Ireland (1965)
A promotional featurette about the making of "Young Cassidy" (1965) as well as the life of Sean O'Casey, whose autobiography "Mirror in My House" served as the basis for the movie.
Cast: Herschel Bernardi C-8 mins

7:45am Young Cassidy (1965)
True story of playwright Sean O'Casey's involvement with the Irish rebellion of 1910.
Cast: Rod Taylor, Flora Robson, Jack MacGowran, Sian Phillips Dir: Jack Cardiff C-110 mins, TV-14

9:45am In Search of Gregory (1970)
An heiress becomes obsessed with a mystery man she meets at her father's wedding.
Cast: Julie Christie, Michael Sarrazin, John Hurt, Paola Pitagora Dir: Peter Wood C-96 mins, TV-PG
11:30am Go-Between, The (1971)
A young man carries letters between an aristocratic young woman and the groundskeeper he idolizes.
Cast: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton Dir: Joseph Losey C-115 mins, TV-PG

1:28pm Short Film: One Reel Wonders: This Is...Julie Christie (1965)
BW-1 mins

1:30pm Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Illicit lovers fight to stay together during the turbulent years of the Russian Revolution.
Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Dir: David Lean C-200 mins, TV-PG

5:00pm Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)
A romantic English lass can't choose among three very different suitors.
Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates Dir: John Schlesinger C-171 mins, TV-14


8:00pm Billy Liar (1963)
An emotionally stunted clerk retreats into his fantasies.
Cast: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne Dir: John Schlesinger BW-99 mins, TV-PG

9:45pm Darling (1965)
A young beauty sacrifices love and happiness to become an international celebrity.
Cast: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, Roland Curram Dir: John Schlesinger BW-126 mins, TV-MA

12:00am Petulia (1968)
A married doctor falls for the young wife of an abusive rich man.
Cast: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill Dir: Richard Lester C-105 mins, TV-MA

2:00am Shampoo (1975)
A hairdresser expresses his fear of commitment by seducing his female clients.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Lee Grant, Goldie Hawn Dir: Hal Ashby C-110 mins, TV-MA

4:00am Demon Seed (1977)
A sophisticated computer falls in love with its creator's wife and terrorizes her.
Cast: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerritt Graham, Berry Kroeger Dir: Donald Cammell C-95 mins, TV-MA

Friday, April 23, 2010

Julie Christie Eye's Role in 'Girl With the Red Riding Hood'

Screen legends Julie Christie and Gary Oldman are reportedly in talks to join 'The Girl With the Red Riding Hood,' Heat Vision is reporting.

Amanda Seyfried ('Dear John,' 'Letters to Juliet') stars in the "gothic horror reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale," about a medieval woman who is terrorized by a werewolf. Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons co-star as Seyfried's character's lover and fiance, respectively.

If cast, Christie would play Seyfried's grandmother who, according to the report, has a knack for knitting. Oldman would play Father Soloman, whose sole task is to find and kill the werewolf.

'Twilight's' Catherine Hardwicke directs.

The film would mark a major role for Christie, who has kept a relatively low profile since earning a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the 2006 film 'Away From Her.' Meanwhile, Oldman, who will appear in next summer's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II,' has appeared in a number of projects in recent years, including 'The Book of Eli' and 'The Dark Knight.'

Celebrating 'Life' Magazine

'life' has hosted celebrities since it's inception. here's my tribute to a magazine that appreciates star power. l'chaim

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

'Finding Neverland' and 'Hamet'

'finding neverland' trailer

'hamlet' video

'Hamlet': C+
'Finding Neverland': A

Julie's Filmography and My Favorites

my favorite julie films

julie christie filmography

Monday, April 19, 2010

'Afterglow' and 'Away from Her'

'afterglow' trailer

'away from her' trailer

'Afterglow': A
'Away from Her': A

Saturday, April 17, 2010

'McCabe and Mrs. Miller' and 'Nashville'

the robert altman classic 'mccabe and mrs.miller reunited julie and her former lover warren beatty. julie really stretched here playing an opium addicted madam in a small mining town. she received an academy award nomination for her 'mrs. miller'. she lost to jane fonda for 'klute'. a tough call really.

but the film is altman's all the way. along with 'nashville' they are classics. julie had a funny cameo in 'nashville' playing... well playing julie christie.

'mccabe and mrs. miller': A
'nashville': A+