In appreciation of The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

The most appealing and enticing factor to The Great Gatsby 2013 movie adaptation has be the fantastic soundtrack which accompanies it. Baz Luhrman produces an enthralling musical effect which encaptures the audience in a profound and exciting manner. The modern … Continue reading

Oscars 2013 (Short Response Piece from February 2013 Published in “Sin”)

The 85th Academy Awards took place on Sunday February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. The show hosted by Seth MacFarlane honoured the best films of 2012. Successful films such as: Les Misérables, Argo, Lincoln, The Life of Pi and Django Unchained were rewarded for their box office achievement and reputable attributes.

The star studded event epitomized the glamour and prestige associated with the film industry and the Hollywood reputation. All of the main nominated films triumphed as they shared the glory. Argo won the coveted ‘Best Picture’ prize. Daniel Day-Lewis secured the ‘Actor in a Leading Role’ trophy for Lincoln. Jennifer Lawrence won ‘Actress in a Leading Role’ award for Silver Linings Playbook but tripped as she walked up the stairs to claim her award. Les Misérables was awarded the Oscar for ‘Actress in a Supporting Role’ for Anne Hathaway’s performance in the musical film.

The awards ceremony was not short of fantastic fashion. There were striking dresses from Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried who wore Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Garner in Gucci, Reese Witherspoon in a royal blue dress and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in a fabulous Dior gown. As expected director/actress couple Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter looked as bleak and unappealing as ever while Twilight actress Kristen Stewart looked sad and miserable while on crutches in an ever boring dress with seemingly unstyled hair.

The male red carpet style was worn best by Eddie Redmayne in a slim fitting Alexander McQueen tuxedo. The Hangover actor Bradley Cooper was exceeding handsome and his contemporary attire was complimented by his signature sexy smile and Channing Tatum looked dashing and killed the tuxedo look in an expert manner.

The performance of the night went to the Academy Awards tribute to the movie musical. This tribute was perfectly appropriate with the release of Les Misérables this year. The tribute included performances from Catherine Zeta Jone for Chicago, Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls and the cast of Les Misérables including: Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.